Health & Wellness
TORONTO — While thousands of Canadians wait for transplants that could alter or save their lives, many potentially willing organ donors are never identified or don’t make it through the complex donation process, says a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information released Thursday.
TORONTO — Dramatic improvements are needed to provide quality palliative care for all patients facing the end of their lives, including boosting the number of health providers trained in specialized care of the dying, says an Ontario health advisory agency.
TORONTO — About a dozen men and women sit around the edges of a spacious room, some perched on chairs, others in wheelchairs, waiting for a special class to begin. A few of these seniors have their eyes closed. Some stare into space. Others have a look of anticipation, as if they’re ready for anything.
The festive season can be a stressful time for anyone. But for parents with a young baby, trying to keep up with family traditions and expectations while juggling feedings and diaper changes can make the holidays anything but the most wonderful time of the year.
CALGARY — A team at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre has successfully implanted the world’s smallest pacemaker into eight local patients and is taking part in a global study to evaluate the device.
Pacemakers are implanted into patients with heart rhythm disorders and the traditional devices can be quite cumbersome for the patient as they have external cords and power supplies.
TORONTO—A new study suggests obesity can shave years off lives and—before it does—dramatically increase the time obese people spend dealing with two major chronic conditions.
VANCOUVER—The virus at the centre of an avian influenza outbreak in B.C.’s Fraser Valley is the H5N2 strain, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said yesterday—the same variety behind at least three previous outbreaks at Canadian farms.
TORONTO — A new study suggests obesity can shave years off lives and — before it does — dramatically increase the time obese people spend dealing with two major chronic conditions.
TORONTO — It’s icky and messy and sometimes it clogs your airways, making you feel like you can’t breathe. Heck, even its name is repugnant.
We’re talking about snot here.
Yeah, gross topic. But with cold and flu season looming, snot — or nasal mucus, as it can be more delicately described — is something many of us will experience first hand in the not-too-distant future.
SASKATOON — A group of researchers, including a Saskatchewan scientist, have found what may be the oldest case of human cancer in the world.
Bones of a man exhumed in Siberia that date back 4,500 years to the Early Bronze Age show he had lung or prostate cancer, which eventually spread through his body from his hip to his head. He died between 35 and 45 years old.