ER visits jumped after valsartan blood pressure medication recall, study says

An increase in visits to the emergency department after a recall of some blood pressure medications suggests better co-ordination between Health Canada, doctors and pharmacists when a recall is announced, a study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences says....

Merck wins European approval to market first-ever Ebola vaccine

A health worker fills a syringe with Ebola vaccine before injecting it to a patient, in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 5, 2019. (Baz Ratner/Reuters) U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co Inc on Monday received approval from the European Commission...

‘Do something now,’ says chair of panel warning drug resistance may kill 400,000 Canadians by 2050

Jean Lee, a PhD student at Melbourne's Doherty Institute, inspects the antibiotic-resistant superbug Staphylcocus epidermidis on an agar plate. A Canadian expert panel cautions the percentage of bacterial infections resistant to treatment is likely to grow from 26 per cent...

‘This is not a magic wand’: Spinal stimulation used on Humboldt Bronco promising but in early research stages

Peter Grahn, a neuroscientist at the Mayo Clinic, was paralyzed in a swimming accident in 2005, and now studies epidural stimulation. He understands firsthand how anxious patients with spinal injuries are to see his research become a real-life option, but...

Can’t hear your dinner date? How noisy restaurants may be harming your health

Gregory Scott is the founder of SoundPrint, an app that measures noise levels inspired by Scott's frustration with noise in restaurants as a person with hearing loss. (Stefano Giovannini/SoundPrint) Nick Politi readily admits his restaurant is noisy. His customers think...

Why studying music and the brain is so fascinating, and so difficult

A growing number of researchers examining the effects of music on the brain could lead to new therapeutic treatments in the future. (Christine Daniloff/MIT) This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and...

‘Very predatory’: Health Canada bans vaginal detox products following Marketplace investigation

Goddess Vaginal Detox Pearls are filled with herbal ingredients, including borneol, a substance that Health Canada issued a warning about in 2002. (Jenny Cowley/CBC) Health Canada has banned the sale of a natural health care product that is marketed as...

‘Very predatory’: Health Canada bars sale of vaginal detox products following Marketplace investigation

Goddess Vaginal Detox Pearls are filled with herbal ingredients, including borneol, a substance that Health Canada issued a warning about in 2002. (Jenny Cowley/CBC) Health Canada has banned the sale of a natural health care product that is marketed as a...

‘Very predatory’: Health Canada bans sale of vaginal detox products following Marketplace investigation

Goddess Vaginal Detox Pearls are filled with herbal ingredients, including borneol, a substance that Health Canada issued a warning about in 2002. (Jenny Cowley/CBC) Health Canada has banned the sale of a natural health care product that is marketed as a...

Juul halts sales of mint in U.S., its top-selling e-cigarette flavour

After halting mint sales, Juul will only sell menthol and tobacco flavours in the U.S. While its product selection is limited in Canada, it still offers mint, mango and vanilla flavoured tobacco pods. (Michael Wilson/CBC) Juul Labs said Thursday it...
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