Drug-resistant 'superbug gonorrhea' is emerging, WHO warns

Untreatable cases of “superbug gonorrhea” have occurred, the World Health Organization says, as it calls for new drugs to treat the bacterial infection. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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UN health agency's new chief to examine 'uproar over travel costs'

The new head of the World Health Organization said he is reviewing the agency’s travel expenses, after an Associated Press story revealed the U.N. agency spends more on travel than on fighting AIDS, malaria More...

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Pink eye needs 'to run its course,' say ophthalmologists advising against antibiotics

Antibiotic eye drops are often prescribed for pink eye, but a new study warns that’s usually the wrong way to go. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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Toss metal BBQ brush, Alberta mom warns after hospital trip

A four-year-old boy spent a night at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton after accidentally swallowing a metal barbecue brush bristle stuck to his food. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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This Toronto physician says doctors should be required to know the price of drugs

Canadian physicians are largely unaware of the cost of the drugs that they prescribing to their patients, says a Toronto family physician who is pushing for legislation that would require doctors to know drug prices. Powered More...

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Dyslexia centre founder convicted in Quebec of assessing disorder without licence

A woman who operates a dyslexia centre in Ottawa has been convicted in Quebec of assessing mental disorders without the proper medical qualifications. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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Wait list for family doctors in Nova Scotia hits 33,216

About 12.5 per cent of names of patients on a wait list in Nova Scotia have been sent to family doctors. But it’s not clear how many people have actually been taken on. Powered by WPeMatico  More...