The ladies' personal care aisle in any drugstore is bound to offer a wide array of intimate hygiene products — from gentle washes to wet wipes for your on-the-go needs. We use these products on a regular basis, but are they likely to cause harm? Vaginal hygiene products have been...
Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be a worm?. Over five days, a 32-year-old woman in Russia took selfies to document a strange lump on her face that moved from under her left eye to above it and then later to her lip. She finally visited a physician...
Quebec welcomed its first bouncing baby of the New Year just two minutes past the stroke of midnight. Mariella was born at 12:02 a.m. on New Year’s Day in the birthing centre of the Royal Victoria Hospital at the Glen site in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. It also appears Mariella was the first newborn...
With the population of flyers is aging, many arriving on board with pre-existing disease and longer flights, the announcement, 'Is there a doctor on board' seems to be more common, says Dr. W. Gifford Jones in this week's instalment of The Doctor Game. Every time it happens to me, it...
Boris Stern, A 92-year-old Battle of Bulge survivor has been reunited with a dog tag he lost days before the bloody World War II battle 73 years ago. Thursday, an envelope addressed to Stern arrived from a man named Jean Paul Mandier in France. He picked it up at the...
Island Health is warning the public not to consume herring eggs that were harvested from French Creek to Qualicum Bay. There had been a case of people getting sick and treated from eating the herring eggs that are believed to be contaminated with vibrio cholerae, a bacteria that is rarely...
Eighteen people have been diagnosed with the same type of rare eye cancer - including three university friends - leading researchers to push for funding to find connections, a cause, and a cure. The melanoma, a type of cancer that develops in melanin - the pigment that gives skin its...
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it plans to let medical device makers report less serious malfunctions of some devices on a quarterly basis to cut down on repeated reviews of common problems. The FDA said in a statement that it is proposing...
The discovery of four dead feral rabbits in Parksville heralds the return of a confusing and horrific disease. The rabbit haemorrhagic disease was discovered in the animals of a long-standing colony at a Parksville residence. This is the second time the rare disease was found on Vancouver Island. In the...
(Reuters Health) - With the same health insurance and access to the same medical providers, black trauma patients may be no more likely to die than their white counterparts, a U.S. study suggests. Even though all U.S. hospitals are required to treat trauma patients regardless of their...