‘Meth. We’re on it,’ says South Dakota in ridiculed ad campaign that cost $449,000

“South Dakota’s meth crisis is growing at an alarming rate. It impacts every community in our state, and it threatens the success of the next generation,” Noem said in a public service announcement. “This is our problem, and together, we...

Dread the Holidays? Feasting Together Might Actually Help

Fall-into-winter: the time of year when we come together to light a candle, carve a bird, raise a glass. It’s a season that is cherished and dreaded often in equal measure. But while attending the company holiday party or fa-la-la-ing...

Trump backing off ban on vaping flavours popular with teens

When U.S. President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavoured e-cigarettes. By the time...

Cancer drug shortage should end sooner than expected: Health Canada

TORONTO -- A national shortage of a common breast cancer drug is expected to end a month earlier than expected, Health Canada said Monday. Two manufacturers with a version of the anti-estrogen drug Tamoxifen on the market are reporting that...

Drug used to treat gout cuts odds of new heart attack, stroke in heart attack survivors

The inflammation-fighting drug colchicine, already a treatment for gout, dramatically reduces the odds of future cardiovascular problems in people who have just survived a heart attack, a large new study has concluded. While 7.1 per cent of patients who took placebo pills...

California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

Matthew Perrone, The Associated PressPublished Monday, November 18, 2019 3:27PM EST WASHINGTON -- California on Monday sued the nation's biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavoured nicotine products to teenagers. The lawsuit from California's...

Mailing free home HIV tests helps detect more infections, U.S. study shows

Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care. That's according to a U.S. government study that resulted in many more infections found — including among friends with whom recipients...

Statin Drugs Not Linked to Memory Decline in Study

There has been some evidence that statins cause cognitive problems, and enough case reports to make the Food and Drug Administration require a warning label on the medicines. But a large Australian study reports that the cholesterol-lowering drugs are not...

Research into the health effects of hearing loss suggests hearing aids might reduce dementia risk

This study adds to the growing body of research that links hearing loss to memory issues and dementia. “Cognitive decline is much higher among people with hearing loss,” says study author Elham Mahmoudi, an assistant professor in the department of...

Trump backing off banning vaping flavours popular with teens in U.S.

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, The Associated PressPublished Monday, November 18, 2019 1:08PM EST WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump is backing away from the idea of banning most flavoured e-cigarettes. Trump announced a proposed ban in September, saying he...
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