1 dead, 3 hurt after an explosion at a medical office building in California

KABC-TV via AP An explosion at a medical office building in Southern California killed a woman and injured three people. Investigators are considering the incident as an intentional act, due to the size of the explosion. “We have not found any type of specific device inside of the building right now that would tell us […]

Back pain: Nine signs your condition is more serious and needs immediate medical advice

BACK pain is common and usually isn’t the sign of anything serious, as it tends to improve within a few weeks. But there are some circumstances where your back pain could be something more severe or serious. If you experience back pain along with one of these nine symptoms, you should contact your GP or […]

Doctors should help patients fight disease and treat their well-being, too, according to medical journal essay

An essay in the British Medical Journal urges doctors and patients to start thinking differently about what it means to be returned to health. It envisages medicine that doesn’t stop at the hospital door, but also sets conditions for a healthy life even among people who live with chronic conditions.

1,200 patients ‘high and dry’ after two Chilliwack doctors lose medical licences

A pair of Chilliwack doctors have been stopped from practicing medicine after six years because they failed Canadian qualifying exams, leaving their patients wondering about their diagnoses and scrambling to find new doctors in a community already facing a shortage.

It’s legal to manufacture cocaine and heroin for medical use — and Britain is the world’s biggest exporter

The UK is the world’s biggest exporter of legal cocaine and heroin, according to new figures. Heroin and cocaine still have medicinal uses and can therefore be manufactured legally. The UK exported 57kg of legal cocaine in 2016, far ahead of the next biggest exporter. Switzerland was the biggest importer of legal heroin. The new […]

Liberals loosen rules that exclude immigrants on medical grounds

The Liberal government is loosening the medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants, but is not yet eliminating the policy that many have called discriminatory. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said the current policy, in place for more than 40 years, is “way out of date,” and not in line with Canadian values or government policies of inclusion.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush is in ‘failing health’ and won’t seek additional medical treatment

AP A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment. Bush, 92, is battling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and congestive heart failure and has been hospitalized several times over the last year.  The spokesman said Bush is “surrounded by a family she adores” and appreciates the messages […]