HALIFAX—It’s too soon to know what lower pass rates might say about a new U.S.-based licensing test for Canadian nurses but they don’t mean it’s too Americanized, says the national group that oversees the exam.
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EDMONTON—Researchers from the University of Alberta say they have identified a new molecular pathway that manages the amount of insulin produced by the body.
And they’re touting the discovery as a potential “game-changer” in the field of diabetes research.
The new pathway was found after researchers examined pancreatic cells from 99 human organ donors.
TORONTO—A new report has put a price tag on aging in Canada.
The Conference Board of Canada study, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association, says it would cost the federal government $3.3 billion in the next year to implement three strategies to cope with the wave of aging baby-boomers.
WASHINGTON It’s time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a repeat of the misery last winter, when immunizations weren’t a good match for a nasty surprise strain.
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.
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.
Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows. Here are three things to know about tricycle risks:THE NUMBERS
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.