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  • UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

    June 24, 2017 5:46 PM 5

    BERLIN -- The UN health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children. UNICEF director Anthony Lake and World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said in a statement Saturday, "we are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," with an average of 5,000 new cases

  • Experts offer advice for mitigating health risks of legalized marijuana

    June 23, 2017 4:27 PM 7

    Public health and medical experts are endorsing 10 new recommendations to help mitigate the health risks of using marijuana once it becomes legal in Canada. The guidelines, published in the American Journal of Public Health, recommend — among other things — avoiding cannabis if pregnant or at risk of mental health problems, as well as delaying its use until

  • New marijuana guidelines stress abstinence

    June 23, 2017 2:46 PM 8

    As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana next July, a panel of medical and mental health experts has released a set of guidelines to offer guidance to Canadians on how the use the drug safely. Several health groups, including the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Public Health Association, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), unveiled

  • FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

    June 23, 2017 11:15 AM 5

    U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. The Roche Group's Rituxan, on the market for 20 years, is administered in a hospital or clinic through an intravenous drip that can take several hours. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Swiss drugmaker's new version

  • FDA approves more convenient form of Roche blood cancer drug

    June 22, 2017 6:54 PM 9

    (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Thursday approved a new formulation of Roche's big-selling cancer drug Rituxan for three common types of blood cancers that allows for relatively quick administration via injection under the skin in place of a lengthy intravenous infusion, the company said. The new formulation, to be sold under the name Rituxan Hycela

  • Alcohol-related hospitalizations in N.W.T. 5 times national rate

    June 22, 2017 3:46 PM 10

    3 territories top the list for alcohol admissions A new report suggests 475 hospitalizations in the Northwest Territories last year were caused entirely by alcohol — more than anywhere else in Canada, by population. The study, entitled Alcohol Harm in Canada, was released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information on Thursday. Those 475 hospitalizations

  • No charges laid after video shows Ontario woman’s racist rant at walk-in clinic

    June 21, 2017 3:46 PM 13

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A video showing an agitated woman demanding her son be examined by a “white doctor” at a Toronto-area walk-in clinic is sparking online outrage, as some medical groups say demands for physicians of a certain race cannot be accommodated. In the video, which was posted online Sunday and has since been viewed more than 100,000 times

  • Study says nearly 1 in 2 Canadians to develop cancer in their lifetime

    June 20, 2017 9:02 PM 5

    Some alarming statistics today from the Canadian Cancer Society. Nearly one in two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lifetime and one in four will die from the disease. Despite that, there is good news in all this. We know people are living longer and people are living longer with cancer. Great progress is being made in both prevention

  • Man, 27, charged after failing to tell sexual partners about HIV status

    June 20, 2017 8:19 PM 15

    Police have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Toronto man who allegedly failed to tell his sexual partners he had HIV. Police said Ala Al Safi was diagnosed with HIV in February 2011 and then proceeded to have sex with at least two men without telling them about his status. Al Safi met one of the men, a 24-year-old, via an online classified ad in July 2011. The other

  • Ontario woman’s rant demanding ‘white doctor’ sparks outrage Add to ..

    June 20, 2017 7:32 PM 10

    A video showing an agitated woman demanding her son be examined by a “white doctor” at a Toronto-area walk-in clinic is sparking online outrage, as some medical groups say demands for physicians of a certain race cannot be accommodated. In the video, which was posted online Sunday and has since been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube, the woman