At the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Andrea Furlan, a pain specialist, is holding a regular meeting with some of her colleagues. Sitting around the table are physiotherapists, pharmacists, doctors and nurses. Other health-care professionals have joined in via teleconferencing. The discussion focuses on chronic pain and the role opioids have
People with lung injury associated with vaping or e-cigarette use could also have flu and other respiratory illnesses, U.S. health officials said Friday in updating advice to health-care professionals and the public. As of Tuesday, 1,299 confirmed or probable cases of lung injuries linked to vaping were recorded in the U.S.
A U.S. recommendation that consumers avoid vaping products containing the active ingredient in marijuana ahead of their legalization in Canada next month could be a blow to Canadian cannabis companies’ hopes that the higher-margin products will help propel them to profitability. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday
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.
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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,