Friday, June 22, 2018

This child died because a feeding tube was placed in the wrong spot, his...

A Syrian refugee family that traveled for years through refugee camps in Lebanon and Turkey before arriving in Leamington, Ont. is searching for answers after their five-year-old son...

Nova Scotia doctor losses snowballing each year, figures show

Nova Scotia has lost 114 doctors over a six-year period, and those losses are happening at an accelerating pace — a trend that one...

Good news, ladies: Carbs not linked to PMS

The amount of foods containing sugars or other carbohydrates that a woman eats has nothing to do with whether she will start experiencing premenstrual...

Antidepressant drugs do work, review on almost 120,000 patients concludes

A vast research study that sought to settle a long-standing debate about whether anti-depressant drugs really work has found they are indeed effective in...

‘All hands on deck’: Nova Scotia’s new physician recruiters playing catch-up

For five years in a row, Nova Scotia has seen more doctors leave than arrive, and each year the deficit has increased. The pressure is...

Social media may be pushing more millennials to turn to cosmetic procedures, clinics say

At age 27, Vanessa Alaumary has already had several cosmetic procedures. She started getting injectables a few years ago and says many of her friends...

6 reasons doctors say to reconsider colon cleanses

Former customers of two colon cleansing services in Thunder Bay, Ont. are getting tested for Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV after...

Quebec woman dies after visiting 4 hospitals in 3 days for the flu

A Gatineau, Que., man is looking for answers from hospital officials after his 39-year-old wife visited four hospitals in three days before dying following...

6 reasons doctors say to avoid colon cleanses

Former customers of two colon cleansing services in Thunder Bay, Ont. are getting tested for Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV after...

SECOND OPINION | Over-the-counter medicine could be affecting your mood

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't...