Emergency Health Services in Nova Scotia has doubled the number of defibrillators on the provincial registry, but estimates half of the devices in the province are still not listed.
Some people thank their lucky stars when fortune smiles on them but Pittsburgh Penguins fan Kelly Sowatsky knows exactly who was behind her life-saving kidney transplant, after her plea for help was answered by a fellow supporter. School teacher Sowatsky, 31, was in desperate need of the transplant after her kidney function dropped to just […]
A big drugmaker is backing away from a plan to triple the price of a lifesaving cancer drug after facing a public backlash
Thomson Reuters Drugmaker Pharmacyclics had tripled the cost of a lifesaving cancer blood treatment when it introduced a new version of the pill. The new price tag faced criticism from cancer doctors who were concerned about how this would impact how they dosed patients with the drug. Last week, Pharmacyclics reversed its decision to take […]
The US Surgeon General has issued a rare health advisory telling Americans to carry a lifesaving overdose medication — here’s how to use it
Shutterstock We asked a former paramedic what it’s like to administer naloxone, the lifesaving drug overdose reversal medication that the US Surgeon General recently advised friends and family members of people at risk for drug overdose to carry. The drug can be administered as a nasal spray or a shot that’s injected into the muscle […]
The union that represents Peel Regional Police officers is objecting to an investigation by Ontario’s police watchdog into a Brampton man’s death after officers administered the anti-opioid drug naloxone.
A federal rule says if there’s an approved drug on the market in Canada, then other unapproved forms of the drug are no longer accessible, even if the new drug costs much more.
CANCER symptoms affects almost 360,000 new people in the UK every year. This International Childhood Cancer Day, blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan are raising awareness of rare disorders, as two-year old Jacob needs a stem cell donor for his aplastic anaemia condition.
Firefighter makes incredible lifesaving catch as child thrown from 3rd floor balcony (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Astonishing newly released footage shows a team of Georgia firefighters displaying incredible athletic skill and bravery, catching children as they’re thrown by their desperate father from a ladder two stories up. More than 45 firefighters battled a raging inferno at a Georgia apartment complex in DeKalb County outside Atlanta on January 3, rescuing a total […]
Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 02:24 A little boy was robbed of life-saving medicine after a parcel was snatched from his family’s porch. The perpetrator is still on the loose with the supply worth $ 5,000. The expensive medicine was taken this past week from 4-year-old Austin Taylor’s family home in Riverdale, Utah. Taylor needs […]
Austin Brown was diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) when he was just three months old. Five weeks after being born, Austin’s parents – Lewis and Kasia – noticed a persistent rash over his head. He was initially diagnosed with eczema. But, after later contracting a severe case of hand, foot and mouth disease – an infection that […]