A matter of life and death? UK stockpiles drugs as no-deal Brexit feared

LONDON (Reuters) – With just 56 days until Britain leaves the EU, Jo Elgarf has begun stockpiling food in case politicians fail to strike an exit deal, but she says she cannot... Read more »

Missouri Supreme Court suspends second talc cancer trial in weeks

(Reuters) – The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday halted an upcoming trial in a case brought by women who claim talc supplied by Imerys Talc America for use in Johnson & Johnson... Read more »

Meditation may offer relief for late-life depression and anxiety

People living with late-life anxiety and depression might want to try meditating in addition to medicating, according to a Canadian study. The study, which was recently published in the American Journal of... Read more »

Coquitlam psychiatric hospital fined almost $650K after nurses attacked

A Coquitlam psychiatric hospital has been fined almost $650,000 for failing to maintain a safe workplace after two nurses were attacked by patients last spring. The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital — a 190-bed facility that... Read more »

Coquitlam psychiatric hospital fined $600K after nurses attacked

A Coquitlam psychiatric hospital has been fined over $600,000 for failing to maintain a safe workplace after two nurses were attacked by patients last spring. The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital — a 190-bed facility that... Read more »

Controversial supervised consumption site in Calgary gets 1-year lifeline from Health Canada

Health Canada has approved the renewal of the supervised consumption site at the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre in Calgary, the federal agency announced Thursday afternoon. The renewal gives the controversial site a... Read more »

Pregnant women with severe flu more likely to have poor outcomes

(Reuters Health) – Pregnant women so sick with influenza that they’re admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are more likely to have premature and underweight babies than expectant mothers with milder... Read more »

U.S. government proposes rule overhauling drug industry rebate system

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his side in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October... Read more »

B.C. psychiatric hospital fined $650,000 for failing to protect its workers

RICHMOND, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has fined the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital almost $650,000 for failing to protect the safety of its workers. The workplace safety agency says the fine is the largest such... Read more »

Concussion concerns: Many curlers play bareheaded despite calls for helmets

If you watch the video of champion curler Brad Gushue’s infamous fall, you might gasp. The skip slipped and smashed his face during a Grand Slam of Curling quarter-final a few years ago.... Read more »