Drug users want government to end review of overdose prevention sites

Drug users want government to end review of overdose prevention sites Drug consumers in Ottawa are calling on the provincial government to end its review of overdose prevention sites. Dozens of people rallied... Read more »

Phone apps help heart patients remember meds

Phone apps help heart patients remember meds (Reuters Health) – Smartphone apps that remind heart patients to take their pills could help them stick to prescribed regimens, an Australian study suggests. Heart... Read more »

Truant patients waste 41½ hours of appointments at Halifax doctors clinic

Truant patients waste 41½ hours of appointments at Halifax doctors clinic At a time when many Nova Scotians are desperate to find a family physician, one clinic says an alarming number of... Read more »

Exclusive: Brazil prosecutors hope to strike deal lifting glyphosate injunction

Exclusive: Brazil prosecutors hope to strike deal lifting glyphosate injunction BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil federal prosecutors are negotiating with health authority Anvisa and the agriculture ministry to reach a deal that could... Read more »

Vicious circle leads to loss of brain cells in old age

Vicious circle leads to loss of brain cells in old age The so-called CB1 receptor is responsible for the intoxicating effect of cannabis. However, it appears to act also as a kind... Read more »

Fake, low quality drugs come at high cost

Fake, low quality drugs come at high cost (Reuters Health) – About one in eight essential medicines in low- and middle-income countries may be fake or contain dangerous mixes of ingredients that... Read more »

Investigators find that bile acids reduce cocaine reward

Investigators find that bile acids reduce cocaine reward Bile acids — gut compounds that aid in the digestion of dietary fats — reduce the desire for cocaine, according to a new study... Read more »

Mutations, drugs drive cancer by blurring growth signals

Genetic mutations in a form of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may drive tumor formation by blurring cells’ perception of key growth signals, according to a new laboratory study published August 31,... Read more »

Exclusive: Brazil prosecutors hope to strike deal lifting glyphosate injunction

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil federal prosecutors are negotiating with health authority Anvisa and the agriculture ministry to reach a deal that could lift an injunction against the popular weed-killer glyphosate, a prosecutor... Read more »

Fake, low quality drugs come at high cost

(Reuters Health) – About one in eight essential medicines in low- and middle-income countries may be fake or contain dangerous mixes of ingredients that put patients’ lives at risk, a research review... Read more »