(Reuters Health) - People who take a certain water pill prescribed to control fluid retention and treat high blood pressure may be more likely to get skin cancer than other individuals, a Danish study suggests. While the drug, hydrochlorothiazide, has long been linked to an increased risk...
Data from the COVID Symptom Study has revealed six distinct ‘types’ of COVID-19, which has major implications for treatment and monitoring. Analysis of data from the COVID Symptom Study app reveals that there are six distinct ‘types’ of COVID-19, each distinguished by a particular cluster of symptoms. Moreover, the team...
People with a history of gum disease are up to 52 per cent more at risk of throat and stomach tumours, US experts say. The danger is even greater for those who have previously lost two or more teeth, Harvard University’s public health school found. Previous findings on the relationship of...
Cannabidiol, or CBD, may help reduce the cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation that is killing many patients with COVID-19, researchers say. While more work, including clinical trials to determine optimal dosage and timing, is needed before CBD becomes part of the treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the Dental College...
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...
Ryan Joseph, a high school sophomore in California has been left paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe on his own after being injured during a wrestling match. Ryan Joseph of College Park High School in Pleasant Hill was wrestling in a junior varsity match Jan. 10 when...
Researchers debunk harmful poinsettias, cookie dough and other holiday season myths and misconceptions. Poinsettias, those showy holiday plants with red and green foliage, are not nearly as harmful as a persistent myth says. Mild rashes from touching the plants or nausea from chewing or eating the leaves may occur but...
After a bit of a lull in Sarnia-Lambton’s COVID-19 caseload, two more cases have been confirmed by health officials. There are now 321 in the area, according to Lambton public health’s latest report released late Friday night. Three more people have also recovered from the disease caused by the novel...
Researchers at the Israel Institute for Biological Research and the Weizmann Institute of Science have published an article summarizing positive trials on hamsters with a coronavirus vaccine. During the trial two groups of hamsters were infected with Covid-19 and the vaccine was administered to one of the groups. The hamsters...
Frozen strawberries sold in Quebec and Ontario by Groupe Adonis have been recalled because of a possible hepatitis A contamination. Some cases of illnesses associated with the consumption of the strawberries have been reported. Anyone who has purchased the brand is advised to not eat them. Hepatitis A signs and symptoms...