This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Treating HIV infection hours to days after birth could improve a person’s chances of having aRead More →

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. A new study suggests cannabis could be a safer and more effective substitute for opioids inRead More →

A Juul Labs executive who was fired earlier this year is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped one million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allegation comes in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by lawyers representing Siddharth Breja, a one-time finance executive at the e-cigarette maker. The suit claims BrejaRead More →

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. A common treatment for a chronic pain condition that affects millions of Canadians may not be asRead More →

If you take prescription Zantac or other heartburn medications that are part of the worldwide recall announced Tuesday, what are your options? Here are some answers for Canadian consumers. The heartburn medications in the recall all contain the ingredient ranitidine. It’s an acid reducer to lessen the frequency and severity of heartburn. It’s also usedRead More →

There’s an urgent need for vaping products to be given the same advertising and flavour restrictions as tobacco, a group of health organizations in Canada said in calling for immediate political action. The appeal came Thursday at a news conference in Ottawa from representatives of: Action on Smoking and Health.Read More →

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Chances are you or someone you know, at some point, has popped a few of those honey-yellowRead More →