Health

Canada facing shortage of breast cancer drug Tamoxifen

The shortage is related to issues at the manufacturing level, drug companies say. Read More source

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Traction alopecia: Everyday things you do that can cause hair loss

This type of hair loss is permanent, but totally preventable. Read More source

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When people lose their hair to cancer, they lose their ‘security blanket’

Vinesha Ramasamy was 15 when she started losing her hair — and it had a lasting impact. Read More source

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Alberta LGBTQ2 community fearful over conscience rights bill

If Bill 207 is passed, health care providers would be allowed to refuse service to any individual based on conscience.…

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Pakistan begins vaccinating against ‘superbug’ typhoid that has infected 11,000

An outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid in Pakistan has infected around 11,000 people since 2016. Read More source

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Quebec confirms 3rd case of vaping-related illness

Quebec’s Health Department is confirming the province’s third case of severe lung illness related to vaping. Read More source

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38-year-old man awarded $2M after botched circumcision results in vasectomy

“In four places on the referral form, it said circumcision, circumcision, circumcision, circumcision,” attorney Marc Harding said. Read More source

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Broadway star, 13, dies from ‘massive’ asthma attack. What are the warning signs?

More than 3.8 million people in Canada live with asthma and 850,000 of them are children under the age of…

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‘Type 1.5 diabetes’ isn’t a medical diagnosis. Here’s what it actually means

The term is used to describe the small number of people with apparent Type 2 diabetes who appear to have…

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CDC estimates antibiotic-resistant infections kill 35,000 Americans per year

Nearly twice as many people are dying from drug-resistant infections as previously thought, U.S. officials said in a new report.…

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Youth vaping crackdown: B.C. to hike PST on vaping products, limit nicotine content

The initiative is being touted as by far the biggest effort by any Canadian province to fight vaping among teens.…

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Type 2 diabetes may be preventable, but why isn’t Type 1?

More than 2 million Canadians over the age of 12 have diabetes, yet many people don’t know the warning signs.…

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The lack of health data about Black Canadians can be life-threatening: study

The findings reflect the larger issue of systemic bias within Canadian health care, according to experts. Read More source

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Canadian experts calling for a greener health care system

Canada’s health care system accounts for almost five per cent of our greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.…

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Canadian allergists’ group wants Benadryl behind the counter due to side effects

Newer generation H1 antihistamines — such as Reactine, Claritin and Aerius — are safer, more effective and work more quickly,…

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Superbugs to kill nearly 400,000 Canadians by 2050, report predicts

The report’s authors found that drug-resistant bacteria kills nearly as many Canadians as Alzheimer’s disease. Read More source

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Double lung transplant due to vaping performed in U.S. may be first ever

A team of medical experts say the patient’s lungs were irreparably damaged from vaping. Read More source

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Recalls of blood pressure drug valsartan led to jump in ER visits: study

Some patients might have avoided taking their medication, due to concerns about a carcinogen, the authors suggest. Read More source

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