Long naps, more than 9 hours of sleep tied to increased likelihood of stroke

TORONTO -- Taking long naps and sleeping for longer than nine hours a night could increase your risk of a stroke, a new study suggests. According to the study, people who took midday naps longer than 90 minutes were 25...

South Carolina gets approval to impose Medicaid work requirements

South Carolina becomes the 11th state with similar requirements approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services since its administrator, Seema Verma, announced nearly two years ago that she would welcome proposals from states that wanted to compel...

You Could Die Today. Here’s How to Reduce That Risk.

Everyone dies, but almost nobody expects to die today. Yet, accidents do happen. In 2017, accidents and unintentional injuries were the third-most-common cause of death of Americans. Although we live in a remarkably safe world by historical standards, many of...

Baby boomer bulge pushes percentage of seniors in B.C. higher, report says

The annual report from the office of the B.C seniors advocate says the percentage of the population of people age 65 and over continues to expand, up from 14 per cent in 2018 to 18 per cent in 2019. The growth represents the bulge of the...

Being a couch potato for just two weeks can cause weight gain and muscle loss: new research

MONTREAL -- Here’s a holiday recipe for relaxation: binge-watch movies, take naps, read books. However, you might want to limit the lethargy to a scant couple of days if you want to keep your muscle strength up and your percentage...

House Democrats pass broad prescription drug price bill as election marker

The Democrats’ effort, which became broader as it made its way through committees, has spooked the pharmaceutical industry, which is vehemently opposed to the legislation and has said it would stifle innovation. A Congressional Budget Office estimate showed the bill,...

Senate confirms oncologist Stephen Hahn as FDA commissioner

Other challenging issues awaiting him include Trump administration efforts to allow the importation of some cheaper drugs from Canada, the regulation of food and other products containing CBD, and the continued sales of unapproved treatments by commercial stem cell clinics....

Nearly 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016, federal advisory body says

Close to 14,000 Canadians have been killed by opioids ​​​​​​and more than 17,000 have been hospitalized for opioid-related poisoning over the last four years, according to new federal data. The report, titled "Opioid-related harms in Canada" and assembled by a national advisory committee studying the...

Edna Smith Primus, Lawyer in Pivotal Rights Case, Dies at 75

Edna Smith Primus had graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law — the first black woman to do so, in 1972 — when barely one year later she was assigned a case that could have jeopardized her career....

Ontario passes bill to join opioid class-action lawsuit launched by B.C.

TORONTO -- Ontario is joining five other provinces in a class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers in a bid to recoup costs the government alleges can be directly attributed to the overdose crisis. The province passed legislation late Wednesday allowing it...
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