China to add fentanyl-related substances to controlled narcotics list

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will add fentanyl-related substances to a supplementary list of controlled narcotic drugs from May 1, the government said on Monday. The statement was jointly issued by the Ministry of Public Security, the National Health commission and...

N.B. mothers left wondering if they were victims of rogue nurse

CTVNews.ca Staff, with a report from CTV Atlantic Bureau Chief Todd BattisPublished Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:03PM EDT The news that a New Brunswick nurse was caught giving dangerous labour-inducing drugs to expectant mothers has left many families wondering if...

Scientists studying psychedelic ayahuasca as a potential anti-depressant

CTVNews.ca, with files from CTV's medical affairs specialist Avis Favaro and producer Elizabeth St. PhilipPublished Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:00PM EDT A psychedelic brew used in spiritual ceremonies since ancient times is now under the microscope as a possible answer...

New glioblastoma vaccine shows promising results in phase Ib clinical trial

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of primary brain cancer, one with a prognosis of 11-15 months with standard treatment. Results from a phase 1b clinical trial of a new experimental glioblastoma vaccine developed by Jefferson and Imvax, show the...

Understanding what makes Tennessee whiskey unique

The sugar maple tree yields autumn foliage, maple syrup and Tennessee whiskey. Wood from the tree is chopped into planks, stacked in piles and burned to form charcoal. Freshly distilled, un-aged whiskey is filtered over the charcoal in a mysterious,...

Fish slime: An untapped source of potential new antibiotics

As current antibiotics dwindle in effectiveness against multidrug-resistant pathogens, researchers are seeking potential replacements in some unlikely places. Now a team has identified bacteria with promising antibiotic activity against known pathogens -- even dangerous organisms, such as the microbe that...

First cholera death recorded since cyclone hit Mozambique port, cases double

A woman walks with her children past flooded houses in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Tica near Beira, Mozambique March 31, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra? MAPUTO (Reuters) - The number of cholera cases has almost doubled in Mozambique in the...

New regulations for frozen breaded chicken aim to reduce salmonella cases

New food industry regulations for frozen breaded chicken start Monday with the aim of reducing the number of recalls and salmonella cases in Canada. The new laws require food producers to have salmonella "below detectable levels," which means most producers...

New regulations for frozen breaded chicken aim to reduce Canadian salmonella cases

New food industry regulations for frozen breaded chicken start Monday with the aim of reducing the number of recalls and salmonella cases in Canada. The new laws require food producers to have salmonella "below detectable levels," which means most producers...

Facing four-year wait for hip surgery, young New Brunswick woman headed to court

MONCTON, N.B. -- A New Brunswick woman injured in a car crash is headed to court this week to argue her insurance company should cover the cost of her hip surgery in a private clinic because she faces a four-year...
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