Health & Wellness
TORONTO — A patchwork system of coverage for cancer drugs across the country means patients are being denied equal access to life-saving treatments, says a report by the Canadian Cancer Society.
TORONTO — Mass vaccination programs against swine flu are going to be a lot easier to mount than first thought, experts said Thursday after the fast-tracked publication of studies showing one dose should be enough to protect most adults.
In the face of a possible wave of H1N1 flu cases this fall, public health and education officials are encouraging parents and teachers to help stem the potential spread by keeping or sending students with flu-like symptoms home.
BARCELONA, Spain—Working up a sweat may be even better than angioplasty for some heart patients, experts say.
EDMONTON—When Jodie McKague and husband Adam Larson buy groceries, they tend to shop along the perimeter of the store where fresh produce and meats are sold.
As new parents of a two-year-old, they are making “a more conscious effort about foodstuff,” trying to buy “as fresh as possible.”
WINNIPEG — Canada’s top health officials say the country is not lagging behind other nations in flu preparation and Canada is on track to have a swine flu vaccine by mid-November.
VICTORIA—First Nations’ communities will be a high priority when Ottawa decides who will be the first to receive the swine ’flu vaccine this fall, the federal health minister said yesterday.
TORONTO — A new study suggests that deliveries of infants in planned home births in the presence of a registered midwife are as safe as those done in hospitals.
The study looked at nearly 2,900 home births attended by midwives in B.C., and more than 4,700 planned hospital births also in the presence of midwives.
BARCELONA, Spain — Working up a sweat may be even better than angioplasty for some heart patients, experts say.
LOS ANGELES—A new generation of blood tests can quickly and reliably show if a person is having a heart attack soon after chest pains start—a time when current tests are not definitive, two studies found.
The newer, sensitive tests give a much better way to tell who needs help fast.