A new CMAJ study suggests there is a higher risk of stillbirth in mothers with obesity, with experts saying early delivery could help minimize those risks.
Saba Aziz (via Global News) | 3/4/24
A family on Vancouver Island is sharing their story after their son was diagnosed with extremely rare conditions.
Darrian Matassa-Fung (via Global News) | 3/3/24
Saskatchewan nurse practitioners are raising the alarm over rural health care amid a shortage.
Amy-Ellen Prentice (via Global News) | 3/2/24
Fertility treatment costs are rising as Canadians are having the fewest babies ever. A Global News analysis found one fertility treatment costs $3,000 more than four years ago.
Nathaniel Dove (via Global News) | 3/2/24
A user claims that they were left embarrassed and upset after a driver told them to reconsider a personal order.
Patricia Battle (via TheStreet) | 3/1/24
The public health agency sent a notice warning that the person from Laval had visited two medical facilities in Montreal, including the Sainte-Justine children's hospital.
Via Global News | 3/1/24
‘Land of the free, and home of the medical bankruptcy’: Ex–surgeon general blasts health care system after getting $4,896.43 bill for dehydration
Dr. Jerome Adams got some lab tests and IV bags, and was hit with a multiple-thousand-dollar bill post-insurance: “Yes folks. THIS is America."
Chloe Berger (via Fortune) | 3/1/24
A billion people worldwide are obese and Ozempic and other weight-loss drugs aren’t a solution, WHO says
“These drugs are definitely an important tool, but they should not be seen as a solution to the problem,” says a WHO official who co-authored a study in The Lancet.
Naomi Kresge, Angela Feliciano, Bloomberg (via Fortune) | 3/1/24
The diet may help lower your biological age and reduce your risk of age-related diseases—without drastically changing your eating habits.
Lindsey Leake (via Fortune) | 3/1/24
The latest measles case, a fourth in a matter of weeks, has not been linked to travel, causing concern for health officials who have been warned of potential outbreaks.
Isaac Callan (via Global News) | 2/29/24
Alberta’s 2024 budget foresees a slim $367 million surplus with slightly lower revenues compared to last year’s estimated top line. Here is where some of the funds are being spent.
Karen Bartko (via Global News) | 2/29/24
Prince Harry wears a smart ring. Mark Zuckerberg swears by his. Now Samsung has launched a smart ring of its own and Apple could be next.
Hugh Langley (via Business Insider) | 2/29/24
The province says the money will go toward the design and construction of the buildings at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Via Global News | 2/29/24
Since its launch less than a month ago, the Split the Pot lottery has brought more than $1 million in sales. Proceeds from each ticket sale will go to the chosen hospital partner.
Mike Hodges (via Global News) | 2/29/24
In 2023, an Ontario College of Family Physicians survey over more than 1,300 family doctors showed 65 per cent plan to leave or change their practice in the next five years.
Greg Davis (via Global News) | 2/29/24
Meet the 55-year-old veterinarian who walked away from a 6-figure salary in the prime of her career because corporate ownership drove her to the nonprofit world
Alicia Bye used to co-own two clinics in Texas but she got out of the game at age 44. The impact of vets leaving large-animal care could have a dangerous effect on food safety.
Sunny Nagpaul (via Fortune) | 2/28/24
The Manitoba government has announced it will be adding more psychiatrists in the province to address lengthy wait times and high demand for mental health services.
Marney Blunt (via Global News) | 2/28/24
The latest edition of the #WeCount report for the Society of Family Planning found the monthly average basically unchanged from the Roe v. Wade world.
Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press (via Fortune) | 2/28/24
Nova Scotians with diabetes will now have access to government funding for glucose monitoring and greater access to the province's insulin pump program.
Via Global News | 2/28/24
Here’s what you need to know about norovirus, the highly contagious ‘winter vomiting disease’ that hand sanitizer can’t kill
Norovirus is also nicknamed “the cruise ship virus,” as it easily spreads among people in close quarters.
Erin Prater (via Fortune) | 2/28/24
Belly fat tied to brain health in middle-aged adults at high risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds—but it’s worse for men
The amounts of fat in the liver, abdomen, and pancreas impact cognitive function and regional brain volumes, Rutgers Health researchers say.
Lindsey Leake (via Fortune) | 2/28/24
In a CNBC interview last week, Kellogg’s CEO Gary Pilnick offered a tip to cash-strapped consumers: swap out traditional dinners for cereal to save on grocery costs.
Katie Dangerfield (via Global News) | 2/28/24
Family and friends of a young shelter worker in Nanaimo are speaking out about her death from an undiagnosed serious infection.
Amy Judd (via Global News) | 2/27/24
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited Alabama to lead a roundtable discussion with a group of IVF patients on Tuesday in Birmingham.
Via Global News | 2/27/24
Roy Jakobs, CEO, Royal Philips, joined TheStreet to discuss which Philips products he's most excited about as it continues shaping the future of healthcare.
Rebecca Mezistrano (via TheStreet) | 2/27/24