HIGH BLOOD pressure needs to be controlled and lowered in order to prevent the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But what’s the best way to lower blood pressure and should you take medication?
A Canadian research team suggests widely used ACE inhibitors may carry a very small risk of lung cancer, highlighting the importance of doctors clearly explaining risks versus benefits for their patients when medication study results are released.
Provincial long-term care inspectors found problems with staffing levels and how medication was administered at nursing homes where Elizabeth Wettlaufer worked, the long-term care inquiry heard Friday.
A website created by a Nova Scotia pharmacist aims to help Canadians wean themselves off sleeping pills by teaching them how to treat insomnia without drugs.
In a breakthrough for medical marijuana use, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the US’ first drug made from cannabis oil, designed to treat two rare forms of epilepsy. The drug, Epidiolex, is made from cannabidol, or CBD, a component of marijuana known for its muscle-relaxing and pain-relieving properties. Administered as a […]
Tourists travelling abroad who need medication may be breaking the law, even if it is prescribed. Common medicine that can be bought over the counter, even flu medication or cold tablets could fall foul of the rules. A number of tourists travelling to popular holiday destinations such as Dubai and Egypt have found themselves in […]
Ottawa is one step closer to implementing a national prescription drug program that aims to give all Canadians equal access, but has some patients wondering why their costs for devices and treatments are not part of the plan.
Indigestion can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen or burning pain behind the breastbone. It usually occurs after eating or drinking. Also known as dyspepsia, its symptoms can include heartburn, feeling full an bloated, feeling sick, belching and passing wind, and bringing up food or bitter tasting fluids – better known as acid […]
HOW TO get rid of indigestion: people of all ages suffer with indigestion at some point. It can trigger a range of symptoms including heartburn and feeling sick, but usually isn’t a sign of anything serious. Cutting down on certain drinks is one of the recommended ways to treat the condition, but you should also […]
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 […]