Friday, April 20, 2018

Motherisk hair test evidence tossed out of Colorado court 2 decades before questions raised...

A U.S. court laid out extensive problems with how hair-strand tests were being done at the Motherisk Drug Testing Lab at the Hospital for Sick Children...

Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal, CDC reports

Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. When...

‘A touch can speak a thousand words’: Soothing touch can ease hurt feelings

The soothing power of touch eases both physical pain and the sting of hurt feelings, say researchers — a finding that may be increasingly...

Prescription limits driving some patients to street drugs

In 30 years on powerful pain medication for Crohn's disease and colitis, John never overdosed. Not once. That changed this spring. "I have overdosed twice since my pain medication...

Small victims in a big crisis: More babies being born addicted to opioids

Newborns cry, but not like this. Thirteen months ago, Courtney Castonguay held her daughter Emma in her arms as the baby cried incessantly. A "high pitched"...

‘She was suffering because of my choice’: Hundreds of babies born with opioid dependence

Newborns cry, but not like this. Thirteen months ago, Courtney Castonguay held her daughter Emma in her arms as the baby cried incessantly. A "high-pitched" cry,...

‘It’s a tragedy’: How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

Tammy Whiteman's world revolved around her two daughters. But in 2008, Family Youth and Child Services of Muskoka took her nine- and 13-year-old daughters from...

18 illnesses tied to frozen breaded chicken products, Public Health Agency of Canada says

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating 18 cases of salmonella linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products. In a public health notice, the agency said more...

Glioblastoma, brain tumour that took Gord Downie’s life, tough to treat, doctors say

The death of Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie from glioblastoma is a grim reminder of the daunting nature of the invasive brain tumour, which has...

Quebec radiologists billing $3M annually for obsolete task

Quebec radiologists are routinely billing the provincial health insurance agency (RAMQ) for analyzing coronary angiograms, sometimes years after the procedures were carried out, Radio-Canada's...

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