DIABETES patients are to be prescribed a “very low calorie diet” in a new action plan to battle the disease, NHS England announced yesterday.
‘We’re guinea pigs’: Canada’s oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients
Millions of Canadians rely on surgically implanted medical devices in order to function — to do everything from walk without pain to pump blood through their veins. But a new CBC investigation reveals some devices are approved with scant scientific evidence to show they are safe and effective.
The shortage in Canada of bupropion, a popular prescription antidepressant, has been stressful for patients with mental illnesses and the people who care for them.
Two Toronto hospitals that have a financial relationship with a private company that banks blood from babies’ umbilical cords say they need to be more upfront about their affiliation after an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate raised questions about their practices.
Glybera is a made-in-Canada discovery that made history, becoming the world’s first drug approved to treat a genetic disease. But when it went on the market at a price of $ 1 million, it was immediately labelled the most expensive drug in the world and was only sold once.
Hospital patients thought they would miss out on Election Day — until these 2 nurses came to the rescue
Lenox Hill Hospital Two Lenox Hill Hospital nurses created a program so their patients could vote on Election Day this past Tuesday, the New York Post reported. Many of the patients were hospitalized for last-minute emergencies or in labor, so they couldn’t physically leave the hospital to complete their ballots. For hospitals without voting programs, […]
It’s long been known that Alzheimer’s patients often retain musical memories, even when they can’t remember names, faces or places. Canadian researchers say brain scans have helped them understand why.
Vernon Madison has suffered multiple strokes that have left him blind, with dead brain tissue and urinary incontinence, and unable to walk independently or remember the crime that put him on death row three decades ago. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the state of Alabama can legally kill Madison — who […]
When doctors in study reduced the amount of narcotics they prescribed after outpatient surgeries and used other options, they found patients didn’t need more.
Experts agree genetic tests to determine whether certain medications work on some people or cause side effects can be helpful. But they aren’t yet sure if they’re ready to be used by consumers in community pharmacies.