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Just three of Saskatchewan’s health regions met benchmark wait times for hip and knee replacement more than 90 per cent of the time in 2016, according to data released Tuesday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. In the Five Hills and Prairie North health regions, 100 per cent of hip and knee replacement patients…
03.28 / 23:57
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Simple physical activity -- mostly walking -- helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they'd long been couch…
03.28 / 23:23
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You think constipation isn't important? If so, an article in the American Journal of Gastroenterology suggests you'd better think again. Annually, in the U.S., 700,000 people are seen in hospital emergency wards for this problem. Since 2006 there's been a shocking 42% increase in constipation, costing 1.6 billion dollars. So what's gone wrong,…
03.28 / 23:19
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OTTAWA - As U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to sign an executive order aimed at reviving the coal industry and rolling back efforts to curtail global warming, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went for a hike. Tuesday's photo opportunity at Thousand Islands National Park in Gananoque, Ont.,…
Cheeseburgers, chicken fingers and French fries still reign supreme as kid-friendly food options, but it's only working to their…
03.28 / 21:36
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VANCOUVER - The campaign to build a new hospital in Vancouver got a $75 million boost on Tuesday from billionaire businessman Jim Pattison. The president and CEO of the Jim Pattison Group made the donation to the St. Paul's Foundation, which called it the largest ever in Canada by a…
OTTAWA - The federal Liberal government is expected to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana in two weeks' time. Last November, a federal task force led by former Liberal cabinet minister Anne McLellan issued a report on how best to do it. Here are some highlights from the…
OTTAWA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is issuing a recall for the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada due to possible E. coli contamination. In a statement Tuesday, the agency says Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling 10-kilogram bags of Robin…
REGINA - Unions representing thousands of licensed practical nurses and diagnostic technicians in Saskatchewan say there's a lot of angst over the consolidation of 12 health regions into a single provincial health authority. CUPE, SEIU-West and the Saskatchewan Government and General…
OTTAWA - The complex task of legalizing marijuana in Canada looks poised to become the latest bone of contention between some of the provinces and the federal government. A number of provincial governments have expressed concern in the wake of signals that federal legislation to legalize…
CALGARY - Alberta Health Services is offering free testing for viruses, including HIV, for anyone who got dental work done at an unlicensed dental operation at a Calgary house. AHS says it ordered the operation at 20 Somervale Close S.W. to close on March 21. It says anyone who…
FREDERICTON - Health officials in New Brunswick are encouraging the public to take precautions as norovirus circulates in the province. Dr. Jennifer Russell, acting chief medical officer of health, says norovirus can cause serious illness. She says norovirus can be easily spread, so it…
TORONTO - Progressive Conservative MPP Jack MacLaren is apologizing for comments he made about the sexual abuse of patients. The Ottawa-area MPP had called a "zero-tolerance approach" to sexual abuse "dangerous" during a debate on Monday. But now he says he made a mistake and didn't mean…
FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government is introducing legislation to allow public organizations to store information at a central data centre in Fredericton so that it can be used for research. Health Minister Victor Boudreau says being able to link all the data at the New…
PART 2 OF 3 Emergencies can strike at any time. Jarring, chaotic and often life-threatening, they startle the senses and send adrenaline soaring. In this three-part series, you will meet three registered nurses and one nurse practitioner whose peaceful off-hours were catapulted into frenzied encounters on planes, in quiet living rooms, and even in a The post Nurses to the rescue: Calm walk home takes traumatic turn appeared first on Hospital…
03.28 / 14:09
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Two Canadian researchers are among the winners of this year's Gairdner Awards, which recognize some of the most significant medical discoveries made by scientists around the…
03.28 / 13:41
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Here's the basics on how to start practicing yoga and a handful of great poses that'll push you in the…
03.28 / 13:08
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As fears of gene-editing technologies in the hands of amateur scientists grow, we should focus on genuine risks and not overreact to speculative threats The post Rise of the biohackers appeared first on…
03.28 / 12:37
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  One in three seniors prescribed the blood thinners dabigatran and rivaroxaban are not taking the medications as recommended, increasing their risk of stroke, transient ischemic attack (mini stoke) or death by 80 per cent, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Dabigatran and rivaroxaban are novel oral anticoagulants The post Not taking certain blood thinners as prescribed can increase risk of stroke appeared first on Hospital…
03.28 / 12:29
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Ask people what they know about vitamin C and some will reply it's good for preventing common colds. Maybe they'd add heart attack, if they've read my column. But ask the same question about K2 and most people will give you a blank stare. Now, Dr. Dennis Goodman, cardiologist and director of integrative medicine at New York University, says…
03.28 / 12:27
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