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President Trump Breaks His Silence on Alleged Sexual Encounter with Stormy ...

For the first time President Trump answered reporter’s question on the alleged affair with Stormy Daniels. The porn star gave interviews to several US media outlets describing in detail the affair she had with Donald Trump before he won the US Presidency.   Stormy Daniels The question... read more »

How having a stroke saved this womanR...

How having a stroke saved this woman’s life

Susan Caluori says a stroke saved her life. The 60-year-old Montreal woman had just run a half marathon in December 2015 when her husband noticed the left side of her face was drooping. She wanted to keep watching TV, but he insisted they go to the hospital. The doctors there treated her for a... read more »

What is Patulous eustachian tube, the di...

What is Patulous eustachian tube, the disorder affecting Céline Dion?

The hearing condition that has caused Quebec pop star Céline Dion to cancel some upcoming Las Vegas shows is known as Patulous eustachian tube. So just what is it and why does it occur? Patulous eustachian tube is a disorder in which the channel that runs between the middle ear and back of the... read more »

Austrian lawmakers vote against smoking ...

Austrian lawmakers vote against smoking ban in restaurants and bars

Austria’s lower house of parliament voted to scrap an impending ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, backing the coalition government despite opposition from health campaigners and opposition parties. The ban is due to come into effect in May and would bring Austria more into line with... read more »

Diagnosing cancer in the ER is all too c...

Diagnosing cancer in the ER is all too common, says Doctors Nova Scotia

Dave Doucette’s harrowing experience of being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer after multiple visits to the emergency department should be a wake-up call, say Nova Scotia opposition leaders. But Doctors Nova Scotia says this is not an isolated case. Doucette, 52, didn’t have a family... read more »

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Nurse practitioners not always compensated for providing medical ...

The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario says some of its members are helping to provide their patients with medically assisted deaths without compensation. It wasn’t until April of 2017... read more »


Health Canada rejects claim that new radon gas standards put Canadians at risk

The association representing Canada’s homebuilders is claiming that Ottawa’s first-ever set of guidelines to reduce cancer-causing radon gas in basements is itself dangerous. “This standard is being rushed to publication while there remain many unresolved issues which could result in severe and immediate health problems, and... read more »

It’s official — the Harper government muzzled sci...


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... read more »

Ontario man back home in Toronto rehab centre after bei...


An elderly Toronto man who was stuck in a Florida hospital because his insurance company said there were no beds available back home is in a rehab hospital in... read more »

Ontario failing to recover millions in fraudulent OHIP ...


Ontario’s Ministry of Health is doing little to crack down on doctors who improperly bill OHIP, according to information obtained by CBC/Radio-Canada.... read more »

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A Nova Scotia man who gave one of his kidneys to help a stranger is recovering well and says he’s touched by the outpouring of support for his decision. “Real beauty, true... read more »


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Polish firm sued over tricking homeless into flu vaccine test

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Kamsack doctor charged with improperly prescribing opioids

A doctor in Kamsack, Sask., who lost his ability to prescribe methadone is now charged with improperly prescribing opioids and benzodiazepines to patients, some of whom other physicians... read more »


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In light of the opioid and fentanyl crisis, supervised consumption sites (SCS) and overdose prevention sites (OPS) continue to be the topic of discussion in many communities across the country.... read more »

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