WASHINGTON A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke ‚Äî and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
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Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.
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TORONTO—The Ontario Nurses Association says hospitals no longer will be allowed to shame health-care workers into getting a ’flu shot following an arbitrator’s ruling striking down a “vaccinate or mask” policy.
LONDON Doctors Without Borders says the world will run out of one of the most effective treatments for snakebites next year, putting the lives of tens of thousands of people at risk, mostly in developing countries.
CHICAGO New research suggests parents are doing a better job of keeping household medicines out of the hands of young children.
CHICAGO Infants are more likely to catch whooping cough from their siblings than their moms, says a study with implications for how to protect them.
Previously, moms were considered the more common source of infection. The change is probably due in part to an increased frequency of whooping cough among school-aged children, the study of government data suggests.
NEW YORK Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought.
TORONTO—With the new school year starting, most parents are thinking about the basics—buying supplies, preparing to pack lunches, and hoping their child gets on with their teacher and fits in with classmates.
TORONTO — The college that regulates Quebec doctors will soon provide practitioners with detailed guidelines — including what drugs to use — for euthanizing terminally ill patients who seek help to end their lives.
But it’s unclear whether other provinces and territories will adopt a similar practice when doctor-assisted death becomes legal across the country early next year.