DEMENTIA is an umbrella term for a range of progressive diseases that affect the brain. There’s currently no cure, but research is looking into what causes the condition. A lack of sleep can accelerate brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s, a new study has warned.
Health of people who are transgender, a community that sees high rates of depression, focus of Canadian medical journal’s special issue.
P-fotography/Shutterstock The CDC would like to remind everyone that it’s not necessarily safe to eat cookie dough. Flour and raw eggs can contain bacteria and salmonella, which pose health risks. But people do not care at all. Really. It’s December, so that means time to get baking for the inevitable holiday parties that you don’t really […]
A report published last week found that 12.1 per cent of seniors in long-term care homes in Newfoundland and Labrador are kept in daily physical restraints, second only to Yukon, at 14 per cent — both more than twice the national average.
Goodbye, Arctic. Hello, heat stroke and asthma attacks. New climate reports connect the dots between predictions and your life—today. https://media.wired.com/photos/5bff252ce80cd16006551373/master/pass/charredtrees-1062216142.jpg
Privacy researchers raise concerns about the planned transfer of a DeepMind project in the UK to corporate sister Google. https://media.wired.com/photos/5bedcf7e0eb20a52df543cef/master/pass/Google-Healthcare-522971430.jpg
Statisticians play a vital role in ensuring that research findings are genuine and some have been repeatedly asked to alter data records or falsify the significance of results, a new study finds.
‘If a child requires services under general anaesthetic in the hospital they have some serious dental health problems,’ chief dental officer says as hundreds of children wait for treatment.
Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning about climate change: unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead […]
Doctor questions ‘disgraceful’ care provided by private, high-volume methadone clinics amid opioid crisis
As a northern Ontario city battles an opioid overdose death rate that’s twice as high as the provincial average, there is rising concern about a treatment model dominated by for-profit methadone clinics.