A pilot study conducted by the Canadian Concussion Centre has shown that using a non-LCD screen for computer tasks may decrease the risk of exacerbating symptoms in sufferers of post-concussion syndrome (PCS). The findings provide a potential option for earlier return to work or return to school for those suffering from light sensitivity and computer or cell phone screen intolerance – common, persistent concussion symptoms.
A rash of drug overdose deaths in Toronto was called unusual by police on the weekend and it generated the kind of publicity all too familiar to residents in Vancouver, which has been grappling with a crisis for years.
A prominent drug safety expert says some people dependent on high-dose prescription opioids should consider having another drug on hand at all times – a naloxone kit in case of overdose.
OTTAWA – A group of physicians who provide medical care to First Nations in northwestern Ontario are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Health Minister Jane Philpott to address the "escalating" mental health crisis in those communities.
REGINA – Health officials in southeastern Saskatchewan say mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.
CALGARY – A man high on fentanyl or some similar powerful opioid caused a series of hit-and-runs on a Calgary expressway and almost overdosed before being revived, city police said.
VANCOUVER – An estimated 63,459 Canadians travelled abroad for medical care in 2016, up nearly 40 per cent over the previous year, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announces a new partnership with the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia (RMTBC). This collaboration will ensure the continued publication and the future development of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB). Both organizations are committed to advancing massage therapy research, the MTF said.
TORONTO – Almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four Canadians will die from the disease, a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society predicts.
MAYWOOD, Ill. – About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery for conditions such as prostate cancer and kidney stones experience opioid dependence or overdose (ODO), a Loyola Medicine study has found.
OTTAWA – New data suggests almost 2,500 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016 – deaths that federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says were preventable.
OTTAWA – An editorial in the latest Canadian Medical Association Journal says the Trudeau government's plan to legalize marijuana will put young people at risk by setting 18 as the benchmark minimum age for buying pot.
InnoCare Ltd. announces a new partnership in the extended health benefits industry. Pairing with League Inc., the digital alternative to traditional health insurance, InnoCare will add its Canada-wide network of clinics to League's comprehensive list of health-care providers.
EDMONTON – Alberta Health says 113 people died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl in the first three months of 2017. That's compared to 70 deaths in the same period in 2016.
VANCOUVER – Long wait times for surgery and medical treatment cost Canadians $1.7 billion – or $1,759 per patient – in lost wages and time last year, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute, a public policy think-tank.
"I'm used to hearing that people in their 60s have strokes." That's why Lucy Alana Gnazzo was surprised to learn that she – at age 26 – had suffered a massive stroke.
Bill 87 could have negative impact on patient care, health lawyer saysA Toronto lawyer has expressed concern a new Ontario legislation…
New evidence-based practice guidelines for pelvic girdle painPelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a common condition that causes…
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Non-LCD may help lessen post-concussion symptoms: studyA pilot study conducted by the Canadian Concussion Centre has…
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