VANCOUVER—Patients in Canada and the United States filled opioid prescriptions after minor surgery at a rate that was seven times higher than those in Sweden, reveals a new study that suggests the addictive pain drugs could be used more judiciously in North America.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In middle school, Dan Scoglietti rode his bike through Chicago, picking up old beer cans with his twin brother, Ed. It was an odd hobby for a pre-teen in the 1970s that turned into a lifetime pursuit.
“We’d go to junior high and trade beer cans,” says Scoglietti, now 57. “Today, I do it all the time.”
Reka Rossignol remembers feeling a mix of frustration and fear while trying to get an incoherent friend back to their dorm after a night of drinking during their first year in university.
Campus security at the school in northern Ontario had just informed them that a bear had been spotted nearby and ordered everyone inside.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in a new report that safer restraint systems are needed for the back seats of cars.
The study finds that rear-seat safety has not kept pace with front-seat safety and it has been to the detriment of belted passengers in the back seat.
CALGARY—A paralyzed Alberta man is back from Thailand after having a second experimental surgery that has given him some hope he'll be able to move more of his body.
CALGARY—Isaac Kohtakangas realized something was wrong as he was playing a round of golf in 2011.
The business intelligence analyst from Calgary had been having some difficulty with his balance, but it was a sudden loss of vision that gave him cause for alarm.
How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why.
In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars even pretzels.
These commercial products are labeled with the amount of high-inducing THC.
NEW YORK—Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot.
The toy maker said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic-free by the end of 2022.
It plans to stop using plastic bags, elastic bands and the shrink wrap that's usually found around Monopoly, Scrabble and other board games.
SALT LAKE CITY—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavours and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by “competent” doctors.
Atlanta's scorching August heat didn't stop Megan Nelson from slipping on a long faux fur coat and dressing up like Cruella de Vil for her first Doggy Con convention, a pet event for costumed canines inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con convention.