Juul suspends all sales of fruit, dessert flavours for e-cigarettes in U.S.

Juul Labs will stop online sales of fruit and dessert flavours for its electronic cigarettes in the U.S., nearly a year after halting in-store purchases. The voluntary step announced Thursday is the company's latest concession as it tries to weather a...

Juul suspends online sales of fruit, dessert flavours for e-cigarettes in U.S.

Juul Labs will stop online sales of fruit and dessert flavours for its electronic cigarettes in the U.S., nearly a year after halting in-store purchases. The voluntary step announced Thursday is the company's latest concession as it tries to weather a...

Beef recall expands as federal food agency investigation into Toronto slaughterhouse continues

A large recall of raw beef and veal products continued to expand this week with food safety watchdogs in Canada and the United States issuing safety warnings about meat linked to an Ontario company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Wednesday...

Canadian breakthrough that became the world’s most expensive drug, then vanished, gets second chance

A made-in-Canada medical breakthrough that disappeared from the market because it wasn't profitable is being revived by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). It's the latest chapter in the saga of Glybera, the world's first approved gene therapy, which...

Opioid prescriptions dropping in some provinces, report says

About eight per cent fewer people in Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia were prescribed opioids in 2018 than in 2013, an encouraging trend in the opioid crisis, according to a new report.  Last year, about one in eight people were...

As cannabis vaping set to become legal, public health experts urge strict control

Some Canadian doctors and public health experts say Canada should hit pause on this week's legalization of cannabis oils given the nearly 1,300 cases of vaping-related lung injury in the U.S. of unknown cause.  Cannabis vapes are among a series...

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

Scientists who resurrected a 50,000-year-old gene sequence have analyzed it to figure out how the world's deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans — giving insight into the origins of one of human history's biggest killers. The researchers said their...

What you need to know before flu season hits in Canada

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. As Canada braces for...

Vaping-related lung injury may have ‘more than one root cause,’ CDC says

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...

‘Alarming upsurge’ in measles has devastating impact, WHO warns

Measles is staging a devastating comeback in epidemics across the world as the virus exploits dangerous gaps in vaccination coverage, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Friday. Speaking after a two-day meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts...
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