Crowd rallies at Ontario legislature against health system changes

TORONTO -- Protesters hoisting signs and chanting slogans gathered outside Ontario's legislature Tuesday to rally against changes to the health-care system, despite government assurances that the new measures would not lead to any form of privatization. The event, organized by...

Do not eat the human placenta, warn Canadian gynecologists

A group of Canadian gynecologists is urging people not to eat the human placenta. A recommendation from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, recently published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, indicates there is no evidence...

Canadian veterans suing government over anti-malarial drug’s adverse effects

Eight former Canadian soldiers are suing the government of Canada, claiming they were poisoned by a military-issued anti-malarial drug while on missions in Somalia, Rwanda and Afghanistan. Seeking more than $10 million each, the veterans say their lives have been...

FDA declines to approve Nabriva’s antibiotic for urinary tract infections

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday declined to approve Nabriva Therapeutics Plc’s antibiotic for complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), even as the nation grapples with the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Nabriva’s Contepo, chemically known as...

Cancer survivor who dared premier for meeting in viral video gets her wish

The cancer survivor who dared the premier of Nova Scotia to meet with her about the problems she sees in the health-care system in a tearful viral video will get to sit down with Stephen McNeil in May. Inez Rudderham's cancer diagnosis...

Eating more rice is associated with lower obesity rates, researchers say

As worldwide obesity rates soar, researchers in Japan say they have discovered a potential way to prevent the condition – by eating more rice. For the study, academics at the Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto examined how...

New program could help Islanders breathe easier at night

More Islanders could be breathing easier at night thanks to a new program from the P.E.I. Lung Association. About 5,000 Islanders suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that causes a person to stop breathing frequently throughout the night, said Julia Hartley, association...

LATE: What Canadians should know about the Alzheimer’s mimic

CTVNews.ca staff, with files from Elizabeth St. PhilipPublished Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:56PM EDTLast Updated Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:19PM EDT A newly identified form of dementia causes similar symptoms to Alzheimer’s disease, but is actually a separate condition that...

Teens can have tough time searching for sexual health information online

(Reuters Health) - While teens mostly navigate the internet with ease, they may have a tough time finding information on sexual health, a new study suggests. One of the biggest barriers to finding accurate information on sexual health was teens’...

Newly discovered dementia LATE ‘the most striking mimic’ of Alzheimer’s

Lauran Neergaard, The Associated PressPublished Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:34PM EDT WASHINGTON -- Some people told they have Alzheimer's may instead have a newly identified mimic of the disease -- and scientists say even though neither is yet curable, it's...
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