Moving up to middle school, high school or onto post-secondary can create significant angst for young people making the transition — especially since they’re at a period in their lives when, statistically, they’re most likely to experience anxiety or depression. But recent evidence shows there are steps that educators, parents and theRead 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. It’s been a tough few months for the Trudeau government’s signature healthy eating strategyRead More →

In a recent study, researchers have identified a link between Alzheimer’s disease and the bacteria present in gum disease. This study, conducted by researchers at the pharmaceutical company Cortexyme, sought to examine the role that Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) played in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s. P. gingivalis hasRead 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. Family physicians are concerned that terminology associated with their profession — such as “family medicine” — could beRead More →

A hidden camera investigation and confidential documents obtained by CBC’s The Fifth Estate raise questions about whether Canada’s largest pharmaceutical distributor is profiting from illegal kickbacks on sales of generic drugs in Ontario. Studies have shown this practice drives up the cost of generic drugs for all Canadians. McKesson Canada, whichRead More →

For the last five years, Catherine Kelly and her partner have been providing live-in care for her mother, who developed vascular dementia after suffering a stroke in 2008. As parents of two small children, being caregivers is a 24-7 labour of love — but one that can be exhausting and isolating, concedesRead More →