Great, Now We Have to Worry About Monkeypox?

Great, Now We Have to Worry About Monkeypox?

Photo: Cuson (Shutterstock) Smallpox is the only disease we’ve ever managed to fully eradicate in humans; it hasn’t existed anywhere in the world since 1980. But its close relative, monkeypox, is still around. Monkeypox isn’t anywhere near as dangerous as smallpox, but a few recent outbreaks have public health officials worried. In recent weeks, there […]

SIDS Is Still a Tragic Mystery, Despite Claims the ‘Cause’ Has Been Found

SIDS Is Still a Tragic Mystery, Despite Claims the 'Cause' Has Been Found

Photo: Andrew Wong (Getty Images) Last week, numerous headlines and social media posts declared that scientists had finally found the “cause” of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Unfortunately, the reality is a bit more complicated. While the research could one day lead to important discoveries in predicting or treating this devastating syndrome, the findings aren’t […]

Bird Flu Discovered in Wild Turkeys for First Time Ever

Bird Flu Discovered in Wild Turkeys for First Time Ever

Wildlife managers across the country are wondering what’s next after a deadly strain of bird flu was discovered in wild turkey flocks for the first time ever. “Highly pathogenic avian influenza” (HPAI), caused by a virus known as H5N1, has been sweeping the continent since it first hit Canadian shores back in December 2021. From […]

Robot-assisted surgery can cut blood clot risk and speed recovery, study finds

Patients having major abdominal operations should be offered the option of robotic surgery, doctors and scientists have said, after a world-first clinical trial found the procedures dramatically speed up recovery times, reduce complications and cut the risk of blood clots. In a first-of-its-kind three-year study, experts at University College London (UCL) and the University of […]

Why COVID is a key suspect in severe hepatitis cases in kids worldwide | CBC News

Why COVID is a key suspect in severe hepatitis cases in kids worldwide | CBC News

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly health and medical science newsletter. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Unexplained severe acute hepatitis cases among children continue to emerge in Canada and around the world, and while health officials desperately search for a cause of the mysterious illness, researchers are […]

Leading Hospitals for Cancer Care – North Delta Reporter

Leading Hospitals for Cancer Care - North Delta Reporter

Cancer treatment is one of the most acute problems of modern medicine. Malignant neoplasms kill millions of people each year. The standard cancer treatment methods are surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. At the advanced stages of the disease, they are often palliative. Oncology is a challenge for many people as well as it is for […]

As temperatures soar, sun shines, a reminder to protect your skin

As temperatures soar, sun shines, a reminder to protect your skin

‘Melanoma is now the seventh most common cancer in Canada and the fourth most common among people ages 18 to 29,’ Save Your Skin Foundation founder tells council With sunny summer days on the horizon, a B.C. based not-for-profit is reminding Canadians to protect themselves and one another from skin cancers. Save Your Skin Foundation, […]

New Study Reveals The Reason Teens Seem to Tune Out Their Mom’s Voice

New Study Reveals The Reason Teens Seem to Tune Out Their Mom's Voice

“Are you even listening to me?” It’s a question that discouraged parents often throw at their distracted teenagers, and the truthful answer is probably, “No.” It’s hard to really blame them. New research on adolescent brains suggests the reaction we have to certain voices naturally shifts with time, making our mother’s voice feel less valuable. […]