Nova Scotia medical errors represent about 0.1% of all prescriptions dispensed

Nova Scotia medical errors represent about 0.1% of all prescriptions dispensed

"Of all of the errors reported the vast majority are those that are intercepted that are identified and corrected," says Registrar...
New breast cancer guidelines screenings, 4,000 more women could die

New breast cancer guidelines screenings, 4,000 more women could die

Canadian women should be outraged. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health (CTF) released its latest guidelines for screening for breast...
Talc: Health Canada finds powder linked to ovarian cancer (Reports)

Talc: Health Canada finds powder linked to ovarian cancer (Reports)

Health Canada has announced that talc –the mineral found in baby powder and cosmetics — could pose serious health risks. On Wednesday,...
Baby Born From Dead Donor's Uterus (Reports)

Baby Born From Dead Donor’s Uterus (Reports)

Never has ‘from death comes new life’ been this literal. A baby girl in Brazil has become the first child born to...
Appendicitis: surgery best treatment, Stanford research finds

Appendicitis: surgery best treatment, Stanford research finds

Appendicitis: surgery best treatment, Stanford research finds. For decades, emergency surgery has been considered the first-line treatment for appendicitis in order to...
Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030 (Reports)

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030 (Reports)

Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts have warned. Today is World Pneumonia Day - a global...
Fish, omega-3 may lower heart attack risk (Study)

Fish, omega-3 may lower heart attack risk (Study)

When it comes to your health, the old adage an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is definitely...
Prosthetic hand feels: Research team that has developed a new prosthetic

Prosthetic hand feels: Research team that has developed a new prosthetic

Arizona State University researcher James Abbas is part of a multi-institutional research team that has developed a new prosthetic hand system...
Wanaque Center outbreak: Another child dies in virus, Report

Wanaque Center outbreak: Another child dies in virus, Report

Wanaque Center outbreak: Another child dies in virus, Report. A child patient with respiratory illness at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and...
Birth control exemptions: Health advocates warn if new rule

Birth control exemptions: Health advocates warn if new rule

Birth control exemptions: Health advocates warn if new rule. Women’s health advocates warn that the Trump administration is set to try tightening...

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