he number of flu cases is continuing to rise across Canada, suggesting the peak of infections with one of the dominant circulating strains could come within a few weeks -- or even sooner, say infectious diseases experts, who describe this influenza season as 'unusual.'
New research suggests that regular use of a cap-like device studded with electrodes could extend survival rates for patients with glioblastoma, the aggressive form of cancer that killed Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie.
It's a term mocking a man's ability to handle the flu, but a Canadian doctor is throwing his support behind the phenomenon that men are affected differently when they fall ill and argues it’s due to weaker immune systems.
Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use.
A clinical trial led by doctors and researchers in Alberta has found that fecal transplants delivered orally by capsule may be just as effective as transplants done by colonoscopy in treating C. difficile infections.