ASTHMA symptoms can lead to deadly asthma attacks, which kill three people every day in the UK. This winter, asthmatics could be playing “Russian Roulette” with the lung condition – and possibly their lives – warned charity Asthma UK.
One of the doctors behind a Montreal initiative says a visit to the museum can benefit people with conditions from mental illness and eating disorders to diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as those in palliative care.
In northwestern Ontario where thousands of people don’t have a primary care provider, patients taking painkillers often aren’t at the top of family doctors’ waiting lists.
The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but people are opening up about the negative impact it of medical professionals seeing them only through the lens of their weight or body mass index.
ROCKETING care costs for dementia patients should be met by the Government, say campaigners.
Talk therapy for anxiety disorders can be effective even when done via video-conference, a new study confirms. This finding could be especially helpful for patients in underserved and rural areas, researchers write in Family Practice.
Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers have reported.
York University nursing students are concerned they’re being thrown into hospitals lacking crucial skills after losing up to 100 clinical hours due to the strike, and they’re worried that will adversely affect the patients they’ll care for.
At a time when many Nova Scotians are desperate to find a family physician, one clinic says an alarming number of its patients simply skip their appointments with no excuse. It’s now posting the total number of no-shows each month.
A Calgary hospital has become the first in Canada to treat patients with virtual reality technology. It has seen patients experience a 75-percent reduction in discomfort by escaping their surroundings during painful procedures. Graydon Cuthbertson, a patient at Rockyview General Hospital, nearly lost his legs from compartment syndrome. Following multiple surgeries on his calf muscle, […]