Death linked to carfentanil In New Brunswick

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid about 100 times more potent than fentanyl or 10,000 times more potent than morphine. A toxicological analysis report revealed the presence of carfentanil in a recent deceased... Read more »

Autism and ADHD strike an increasing number of young children

The proportion of children under five with a mental disorder is on the rise in Quebec, according to a report released Tuesday by the Observatoire des Toddlers. In particular, autism spectrum disorder... Read more »

Warm temperatures favor tick proliferation

Warm temperatures favor tick proliferation The wooded areas are still very busy even though the summer season is behind us, says zoologist Andrew Hebda of the Nova Scotia Museum. “More people told... Read more »

Canada plans to classify tramadol as an opioid

The Canadian government plans to classify tramadol opioid following a sharp rise in prescription prescriptions for this powerful painkiller in recent years, said Wednesday the Ministry of Health. “Health Canada has launched... Read more »

Americans Getting HIV Diagnoses Quicker

HIV infection, the virus responsible for AIDS, is still most often diagnosed in the United States only three years on average after a person has contracted it, according to a report from... Read more »

Canadian Student Makes Breakthrough Discovery On Cancer Cells

A doctoral student in Ontario has made a breakthrough discovery that has the potential to prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. A student in Queen’s Department of Chemistry, Caitlin Miron has identified... Read more »

Being a workaholic makes you sick when you do not like your job

Workaholics who like what they do are in better shape than those who work long days without investing in their jobs, according to a study published by a researcher at Simon Fraser... Read more »

Specialist Nurses Will Be Able To Treat Chronic Diseases

Specialized Nurse Practitioners (NPIs) will now be able to treat patients with six chronic conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. The College of Nurses of Quebec (OIIQ) and the College of... Read more »

Newly Available Medicine for Medical Assistance in Dying

Only a small percentage of Canadians who have received physician-assisted dying have chosen to take the drug cocktail that will end their lives. This could change with the availability in Canada of... Read more »

New Hope for ALS

Thanks to the famous “Ice Bucket Challenge,” Montreal researchers will test a new drug against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is a molecule currently used against schizophrenia, which would be used at... Read more »