Health & Wellness
TORONTO — More that 2,000 foot amputations took place in Canada in 2011-12 due to complications of diabetes, according to a new report on wounds in the Canadian health-care context.
WASHINGTON — Being short on cash may make you a bit slower in the brain, a new study suggests.
People worrying about having enough money to pay their bills tend to lose temporarily the equivalent of 13 IQ points, scientists found when they gave intelligence tests to shoppers at a New Jersey mall and farmers in India.
TORONTO—Women who have been taking an oral contraceptive that’s been recalled due to a packaging error could be at risk of an unwanted pregnancy if the entire batch was affected, the head of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada says.
TORONTO — Women who have been taking an oral contraceptive that’s been recalled due to a packaging error could be at risk of an unwanted pregnancy if the entire batch was affected, says the head of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
TORONTO—Toronto’s public health department says a food-poisoning outbreak at the Canadian National Exhibition was caused by a contaminated topping put on cronut burgers.
An investigation into the outbreak that sickened more than 220 people last week found samples of the cronut burger—a cheeseburger with a hybrid croissant-doughnut bun—were contaminated by a bacterium.
WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio—A man who was declared dead when his heart stopped beating for 45 minutes suddenly revived, said his stunned doctors, who can’t find an explanation.
The man, though, credits his faith.
CALGARY—Canada’s physicians have dropped the gloves with NHL owners saying the league is too accepting of hockey violence.
Two-thirds of delegates at a Canadian Medical Association meeting in Calgary yesterday voted to “condemn the complacency of the NHL in regards to violence in hockey.”
The motion was brought forward by Dr. Pierre Harvey, a physician from Riviere-du-Loup, Que.
TORONTO—A degenerative brain disease linked to repetitive brain injuries, such as concussions in athletes, initially may affect people in one of two major ways: dramatically altering their behaviour and mood or impairing memory and thinking abilities, a study suggests.
TORONTO—Public health officials are testing food samples from a vendor at the Canadian National Exhibition after at least 34 people reported symptoms of food-borne illnesses.
Dr. Lisa Berger said Epic Burger and Waffles—known for its headline-making cronut burger—voluntarily will remain closed as a precaution while health officials continue their investigation.
TORONTO — In the first year of mandatory reporting, Ontario hospitals disclosed that 36 patients had suffered severe adverse events — 10 of them fatal — because of medication errors.
Those errors included patients being given an excess dose of a drug or given it too often; having the wrong drug administered; or experiencing an unanticipated adverse reaction to a medicine.