B.C. Nurse Practitioners Are Allowed To Prescribe Opioid Substitutes To Drug Addicts

Nurse practitioners in British Columbia are now able to prescribe substitute medication for opioids to people who are experiencing drug addition. Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, stated that there... Read more »

One Child Dead and Dozens Critically Ill With Lethal ‘Flu-Like Symptoms’ at Stoney First Nation, Alberta

On Wednesday, 4 April, police and paramedics arrived at a home on Stoney First Nation, after receiving a call about two sick children. One of the children was found dead in the... Read more »

Neuroscientists Say We’re Willing to Pay More for Our Food Cravings

You might have noticed that when you crave for something delicious, no matter how unhealthy or expensive it is, you’d pay for it. Thankfully, neuroscientists are on our side, blaming it on... Read more »

Cardiac Defects in Babies Tied To Post-Pregnancy Cardiovascular Disease in Their Mothers

Mothers that gave birth to babies with congenital heart defects could have a risk of heart problems later in life. They could have a heart attack or heart failure, warns a recent... Read more »

Injectable Bandage Developed by Researchers From Inspired Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory

Great news for doctors, soldiers and whoever is in need of quickly treating a wound and stop the bleeding! Researchers at the Inspired Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory have developed a bandage... Read more »

Investigation in Toronto about Reused Lancets in Blood Donors

It looks like there is trouble brewing in Toronto. Last week, during a health fair in Scarborough a pharmacy that was doing a free blood glucose level test has come under fire... Read more »

Dozens Must See a Doctor – Tests For Diabetes Done With Reused Needle at Scarborough Health Fair

After the health fair at the Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, a complaint was filed on 25 March. Public health officials have investigated the complaint and they reached the conclusion that some needles... Read more »

Man Gets Vasectomy 2 Years Ago and Gets His Wife Pregnant

Meet Tully Hughes, the youngest boy of a Canadian family. He was quite a surprise to Dianne and Bobby because the father had a vasectomy two years before his wife got pregnant.... Read more »

Study Shows Americans Took Too Many Antibiotics for Sinus Infections

A few days ago, CDC published a study in JAMA Internal Medicine, called ‘Antibiotic therapy duration in US adults with sinusitis’. The authors of the study concluded that Americans have been prescribed... Read more »

Using MRIs Calgary Scientists Aim to Reduce Use of Mice and Rats in Medical Research

The University of Calgary now has a small MRI to help minimize the number of rats and mice they have in their experiments. Using the small MRI, medical scientists at the university... Read more »