Highlights/medical

Health, Society

Some medical wait times ‘egregiously bad’: doctor

Canadians have the benefit of free medical care but sometimes they have to wait a long time to get it. “If you have an emergency problem, there’s probably no better place in the world to be than Canada,” says Dr.» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Diabetes: Urgent problem, gaps in care and resources

The number of cases of diabetes has doubled in Canada just since 2000, according to a new report by the Canadian Diabetes Association. The CDA claims more than 10 million Canadians have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a shocking figure in a» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian research: Another path to beat muscle atrophy issues

Whether through injury or disease, if a nerve has been damaged, it can no longer send signals to activate the muscle. When that happens the muscle begins to degenerate in a process known as muscle wasting. Researchers at Dalhousie University in» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian breakthrough in muscle-wasting disease

Muscle atrophy, muscle-wasting, or the more technical term cachexia are all relatively interchangeable terms. It’s when a person begins to lose muscle and becomes increasingly weaker often as a result of a disease or infection such as cancer, HIV or» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Exciting advance in diabetes treatment

A new process has been developed by a medical research team in Canad which shows great promise in the treatment of diabetes. Dr.James Shapiro (MD, PhD) led the research team. He is the Canada Research Chair in Transplant Surgery and» 

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Amazingly simple, low-cost Canadian surgical innovation

Some medical-engineering students at the University of British Columbia have come up with a unique, simple low-cost solution to a long-standing medical problem facing surgeons especially in developing countries and in emergency conflict situations. The students who have founded their» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

New medical innovation for extremely delicate surgeries

Spinal and other delicate surgeries require absolute precision, such as when placing screws and support rods in the spine. A new invention greatly improves on surgeons ability to achieve that precision. Dr Victor Yang is Canada Research Chair in Bio-photonics» 

Health, Politics, Society

Medical marijuana activist is man on a mission

Long-time medical marijuana promoter Sam Mellace is opening a medical clinic at the end of this month. By this time next year, he hopes to be the first regulated medical marijuana distributor in Canada–dispensing the herb at his clinic. In»