Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Scientist discovers unexpected proof that century-old practice to cure infertility works — his mother

Ben Mol isn’t exactly sure why a procedure that’s been around since 1917 helps women get pregnant — only that if it didn’t, he likely wouldn’t be here. Mol is the lead investigator of a large new study that found the century-old procedure, an X-ray diagnostic test that involves flushing out a woman’s fallopian tubes, may for many women be just as effective, cheaper

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Critic claims B.C. using taxpayer money to outlast plaintiffs in health-care trial

VANCOUVER — The man who has become the face of privatized medicine in Canada is accusing the government of using a vast supply of taxpayers’ dollars to win a legal war of attrition against him and other advocates of two-tier health care. Dr. Brian Day, an orthopedic surgeon and owner of Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver, said he believes the government

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European addiction experts urge expansion of medical heroin program in Canada

VANCOUVER —  Addiction experts from five European countries say their experience with prescription heroin programs have provided overwhelming evidence to suggest Canada should expand its one clinic to tackle the deadly opioid crisis. Researchers from the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada held a symposium in Vancouver on Friday to share lessons they’ve learned from multiple clinical

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Abbotsford hospital under investigation after third unexpected death

Fraser Health is investigating the third unexpected death this year linked to Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre after a patient was discharged with serious injuries and died two days later. John Hehn, 85, died May 20 at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre following a heart attack, according to a Thursday Global News report. Hehn’s family told Global that he had suffered head trauma

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