around the network

opinion: canadian healthcare choke points put patient lives at risk

canada’s healthcare system is strained. it was always strained. it was designed that way.
dr. david j stewart
nov 16 2023

crowdfunding cancer charity hopes to help innovative new therapies escape ‘valley of death’

as the arrival of liver cancer awareness month calls much-needed attention to another worthy cause, a former researcher is trying to change the way we wage war on the disease.
dave yasvinski
oct 2 2023

record-breaking wildfires raise questions about health impact on canadians

as the wildfire season breaks records year after year, experts warn even canadians in traditionally unaffected areas need to learn how to protect themselves from smoke inhalation.
dave yasvinski
aug 10 2023

nahid acupuncture clinic offers traditional chinese and laser treatments in saskatoon

nahid mobini, who was a medical doctor in iran and an acupuncturist in china before moving to saskatoon, has opened an acupuncture clinic on 8th street
don rice
jul 25 2023

local health providers marking world hepatitis day with free testing

the windsor essex community health centre and partner o...
taylor campbell
jul 25 2023

cornwall woman's family pleads for 'miracle' drug to treat her cystic fibrosis

twenty-five-year-old chanelle lafleche has to stop and ...
elizabeth payne
jul 24 2023

operation eyesight expands life-changing efforts at home and in africa

calgary businessman art jenkyns met dr. ben gullison, a...
david parker
jul 24 2023



machado: ai has the power to transform health care for the better. but is losing the human touch too high a price?

artificial intelligence and health care connected long ago, with robots assisting in surgeries, technology helping pathologists make accurate diagnoses and computerized appointment-bookers. are we ready for it to replace doctors?
lisa machado
jun 26 2023

the right chemistry: timothy leary was a pioneer in research on 'magic mushrooms'

while some of his unorthodox experiments deserve rightful criticism, his claim of improved creativity and cognition with the use of small doses of psychedelics is now getting traction with researchers studying “microdosing.”
joe schwarcz
may 19 2023

why are women more at risk for alzheimer's disease than men?

research is showing differences in the ways that women's brains change compared to men's, a finding that might help scientists develop early interventions to prevent disease.
robin roberts
dec 19 2022

what is b.c.'s dr. megan macpherson going to do with $500,000?

the fraser health researcher plans to use a grant from the health research foundation (hrf) of innovative medicines canada to build a virtual health-care system that breaks down barriers to access and care.
maja begovic
nov 18 2022

the right chemistry: the virtues of garlic

while garlic may be poisonous to vampires, it has a decidedly opposite effect on humans. it is the most commonly used “health food” in the world.
joe schwarcz
oct 28 2022

the right chemistry: deadly 'diet drug' continues to take a toll

dinitrophenol isn't fit for human consumption, but it's sold on the internet to dieters and body builders looking to shed pounds quickly.
joe schwarcz, special to montreal gazette
aug 26 2022