Opioid Deaths Continue To Climb In Alberta

Fentanyl overdoses killed 143 people in Alberta in the third quarter of this year, a dismal record that was up 9% from the previous quarter, according to the latest data released by... Read more »

Buying Organic Not Always Healthier Choice

Since organic foods tend to be more expensive but are thought to be a healthier option to include in your diet, many healthy people make the mistake of only buying foods that... Read more »

Man Surprises Parents With 130 pound Weight Loss

Lucas Irwin wanted to surprise his parents, so, he stayed away from home for a full year. His sister is the only one who knew his plan. Irwin once weighed 300 pounds,... Read more »

Risk of Botulism Associated With Tout Eggs

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling trout eggs as they may be contaminated with bacteria that can paralyze the face. No cases of disease have been reported so far, but some... Read more »

Flies Could Transmit More Diseases Than We Thought

It has always been said that flies are vehicles for diseases. And this has been proven by science. However, a new review of the microbiome (number of microorganisms present in a living... Read more »

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 »