New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression

Anne Firmender, 74, was working with her psychologist to come up with a list of her positive attributes. “I cook for others,” said Ms. Firmender. “It’s giving,” encouraged the psychologist, Dimitris Kiosses. “Good kids,” continued Ms. Firmender, who has four...

Singh calls for government funding to maintain N.B.’s only abortion clinic

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the New Brunswick and federal governments to fund the province's only abortion clinic. "I'm calling on the provincial government to fund this important centre, but I'm also importantly calling on the federal...

‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia -- a condition that doctors say also saved her life. Thirty four-year-old Audrey Schoeman was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in...

Is your stomach killing you, with gas, constipation, diarrhea? It could be SIBO.

“Bacteria can be healthy and helpful as long as they stay in the large intestine,” explains Erica Ilton, a New York dietitian specializing in digestive disorders. “Anything that allows them to get into the small intestine is not great, and...

As more pro athletes use cannabis for aches and pain, the more they run afoul of rules

All because she used a topical cream containing CBD (cannabidiol) for pain caused by a stress fracture in her foot. There’s a tiny bit of THC in almost all CBD, and the over-the-counter cream was no different, but Goss said...

Website tackles an all-too-common problem with rare diseases: A shortage of information

Rare diseases present real challenges to patients and medical professionals. One reason is a lack of data: An absence of surveillance for most of the conditions means statistical information can be scant. So can treatments, which are often held up...

When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of Reno, Nev., learned that the DNA in his blood had changed. It had all been replaced by the DNA of his donor, a German man he had exchanged just a...

Ottawa Health Team model will improve patient care, minister pledges

A new health care system unveiled in Ottawa Friday will help free up hospital beds and improve care for patients, including those who need home care and long-term care, the Ontario government says. The Ottawa Health Team is one of...

Dogs may be smarter than we think — and can benefit our health in ways we don’t realize

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. You may think your dog can...

FDA warns Liveyon for selling unapproved umbilical cord blood products

The FDA action is part of an effort to clamp down on stem-cell products that are not approved by federal regulators or supported by clinical research, and may endanger consumers. Businesses selling the products say they provide relief to many...
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