U.S. public health agency probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

Adam Trubitt, 21, uses a Juul e-cigarette in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, last August. Cases of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette product use are mainly among teenagers and young adults, the CDC says. (Reuters) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Ebola spread to new Congo area reflects flawed response, aid workers say

A woman showing possible Ebola symptoms waits to be treated at the detection zone before being sent to an isolation area in the Goma General Hospital in Congo in July. (Salym Fayad/EPA-EFE) Ebola's spread to a new part of Congo is...

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia often face ‘distressing’ transfers, MDs find

When physicians and family members of people with dementia are asked what the goal of care should be at the end of life, more than 90 per cent say quality of life. (Shaun Best/Reuters) If everyone was more aware of...

Bring in pharmacare now, health experts ask federal leaders

Since the 1960s, five separate national commissions have concluded that universal pharmacare would be the fairest and most affordable way to ensure universal access to necessary medicines in Canada. (Shutterstock) More than 1,200 Canadian health care and public policy experts...

2 Ebola patients in Congo’s Goma treated successfully with new drugs

Esperance Nabintu holds her her one-year-old son, Ebenezer Fataki, after the two had been declared cured of Ebola, in Goma, Congo on Tuesday. (Justin Katumwa/The Associated Press) Two Ebola patients who were successfully treated with new drugs in the city...

Man’s partial dentures got stuck in his throat, weren’t discovered for 8 days

The man went to the emergency room because he was having a hard time swallowing and was coughing up blood. (BMJ) Here's why it's best to remove false teeth before surgery: You just might swallow them. A medical journal is...

2 experimental Ebola drugs show positive results, will ‘undoubtedly save lives’

A health worker disinfects an ambulance transporting a suspected Ebola patient to the newly constructed Doctors Without Borders Ebola treatment centre in Goma, Congo, on Aug. 4. On Monday, scientists said two experimental drugs were proving to be effective in...

HIV self-testing kits for blood examined for licensing in Canada

Jane Greer of the Hassle Free Clinic, unboxes an HIV self-testing kit in Toronto on Wednesday. ( Tijana Martin/Canadian Press) Researchers are launching a study on HIV self-testing kits with the aim of gaining federal approval for the first such...

Canadians ready for health-care to modernize, CMA poll suggests

Registered nurse Diane Whalen demonstrates a virtual critical care consult between intensive care and the emergency room at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ont. (HSN) Many Canadians want to connect virtually with their doctor in an Amazon-like experience, but the...

3 Congolese doctors arrested for allegedly planning attack on hospital

A World Health Organization doctor was killed in the April attack on a hospital in the city of Butembo. (Baz Ratner/Reuters) Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World...
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