Thursday, February 21, 2019

When prescription opioids run out, users look for the supply on the streets

For Dana MacInnis, the pain started three decades ago, when he shredded a ligament in his leg playing soccer. There was surgery, there was infection. And...

‘We’re going back into the closet’: LGBTQ seniors wary of being ‘out’ in long-term...

LGBTQ seniors who were part of the long battle against discrimination and who've been "out" for years are now worried they'll have to hide their sexual...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the dentist’s chair...

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 subscribed yet,...

Public inquiry to hear from Wettlaufer’s last employer before confession

It was the final straw for Elizabeth Wettlaufer — when she was asked to work with diabetic children, she didn't trust herself, so she quit.  That was...

Inquiry to hear from Wettlaufer’s last employer before she confessed

There was more finger-pointing Wednesday morning at the Wettlaufer inquiry, with the College of Nurses of Ontario accusing a Woodstock, Ont., care home of trying...

Inquiry hears from Wettlaufer’s last employer before she confessed

There was more finger-pointing Wednesday morning at the Wettlaufer inquiry, with the College of Nurses of Ontario accusing a Woodstock, Ont., care home of trying...

Toxic shock syndrome: B.C. teen’s death revives an ’80s anxiety

For women living in the 21st century, toxic shock syndrome can feel like a bit of a bogeyman — an ominous warning on your...

Enemy turned ally: Poliovirus used to fight brain tumours

One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumours. Survival was better than expected for...

Ontario judge refuses family’s appeal to keep brain dead woman on life-support

An Ontario court has rejected a Toronto area family's plea to keep their 27-year-old daughter, who has been declared brain dead, on life-support. Taquisha McKitty's...

Ontario judge refuses family’s plea to keep brain dead woman on life-support

An Ontario court has rejected a Toronto-area family's plea to keep their 27-year-old daughter, who has been declared brain dead, on life-support. Taquisha McKitty's parents...