‘We were shocked’: Parents complain of frayed harnesses in Evenflo child car seats

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5218899.1563578466!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/katie-thomas.jpg Dozens of parents across the country are raising safety concerns about fraying straps on their Evenflo child car seats, prompting Transport Canada to investigate. Katie Thomas of Cambridge, Ont., says she noticed in December the straps of her son’s Read more …

Toddler born with rare birth defect faces lifelong challenges 2 years after risky surgery

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5216514.1563567230!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/two-year-old-ebrar-being-called-a-miracle-baby-after-surving-brain-surgery.jpg WARNING: Graphic photos of baby Ebrar before surgery appear below A Syrian refugee whose baby was born with her brain growing outside her skull says her child faces lifelong challenges two years after undergoing risky brain surgery. Safaa Jaber calls her Read more …

‘I’ve come a long way’: A year on, Danforth shooting survivor Danielle Kane hopeful through pain

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5217923.1563551755!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/danielle-kane-danforth-shooting-survivor.jpg Danielle Kane and her boyfriend, Jerry Pinksen, were out for a friend’s birthday at a busy restaurant in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood on a summer Sunday. It was the evening of July 22, 2018. Outside 7Numbers, commotion broke out on Read more …

Are food politics defeating Canada’s healthy eating strategy?

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5218820.1563580185!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/blurry-shopping.jpg 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 Read more …

Ottawa considered at-risk area for lyme disease, warns public health

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4648743.1555595135!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/tick-lyme-disease.jpg Ottawa is considered an at-risk area for Lyme disease and Ottawa Public Health is warning people to take precautions when out-and-about in the city.  Officials stopped collecting ticks and testing them after the number of the arachnids with Lyme disease Read more …

How air conditioning gave us skyscrapers, President Reagan and saved countless lives

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5218397.1563587947!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/michigan-daily-life.jpg During these sweltering days of heat waves, many people likely take air conditioning for granted — one of those modern-day conveniences that make a visit to the mall, life at work, or sleep at home a little more pleasant. But air conditioning has been a literal Read more …

Women still becoming pregnant on acne drug Accutane despite birth defect warnings

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5014107.1549899226!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/birth-control-pills.jpg It’s long been known that the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin — marketed as Accutane and Roaccutane —  is tied to the risk of severe birth defects. But even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking Read more …

15-year study tallies toll of sexual assault in Ontario

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5217164.1563485835!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/katherine-muldoon.JPG More than 52,000 sexual assault victims visited emergency rooms and hospital clinics across Ontario over the past 15 years, according to new research from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, Read more …

Is the doctor shortage stalling the Me Too movement in the medical field?

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5170035.1560210566!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/hospital-doctor.jpg An independent review of how sexual misconduct complaints against doctors are handled shows that patients may be too scared to come forward with their concerns because of the doctor shortage. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia Read more …

Congo soldiers, police to enforce Ebola emergency measures

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5121169.1556845800!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/ebola-congo.jpg Congolese soldiers and police will enforce handwashing and fever checks now that the deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared an international health emergency, authorities said Thursday. Soldiers and police will “force” people who resist taking the key steps to help Read more …