There’s an urgent need for vaping products to be given the same advertising and flavour restrictions as tobacco, a group of health organizations in Canada said in calling for immediate political action. The appeal came Thursday at a news conference in Ottawa from representatives of: Action on Smoking and Health.
This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Chances are you or someone you know, at some point, has popped a few of those honey-yellow
Moving up to middle school, high school or onto post-secondary can create significant angst for young people making the transition — especially since they’re at a period in their lives when, statistically, they’re most likely to experience anxiety or depression. But recent evidence shows there are steps that educators, parents and the
A group of people who have real life experience with drug use in British Columbia and Yukon is calling on the B.C. government to support a community-led mechanism for a safe drug supply, in order to combat deaths from poisoning by powerful adulterants like fentanyl and carfentanil. The BC-Yukon Association
llinois health officials have reported what could be the first death in the United States that has been associated with vaping. In a Friday news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health says a person who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with “severe respiratory illness.” The agency didn’t give any
Health Canada has clarified its position on much-hyped injury treatments that use platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The agency now says such treatments shouldn’t be classified as a drug — a change that could make PRP more available in Canada. The clarification followed a safety notification in May that grouped PRP treatments with other cell therapies,
This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. It’s been a tough few months for the Trudeau government’s signature healthy eating strategy
Public health officials and scientists stress that rabies rarely infects humans in Canada, but the death of a man in British Columbia who came into contact with a bat is a reminder to take precautions with wildlife. B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said Tuesday that the 21-year-old man