Antidepressant shortages cause anxiety for patients with mental illnesses

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4910518.1556108229!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/health-pharmacy.jpg With two popular depression medications in short supply, mental health experts say prescribing generic replacements or different drugs can lead to relapse and a new set of side effects. Certain formulations of Wellbutrin (bupropion) and venlafaxine — sold under the brand name Effexor, among others — are not available throughout the Read more …

Environmentalists push for plastic tampon applicators to be included in federal plastics ban

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5174535.1560463962!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/tampon-applicators-shoreline-cleanup.jpg Environmental advocates would like to see plastic tampon applicators added to the list of items that could be banned in Canada by 2021. Earlier this week, the prime minister announced the Liberal government intends to ban single-use plastics, such as Read more …

Toronto hospital to use AI, data science to better understand mental health

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5078323.1553922175!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/724826359-sad-woman-depression-grief-lonely-abuse-fear.jpg Sean Hill believes the mental health crisis can be improved by harnessing big data.  The Toronto researcher says harvesting all the available information in the field — whether it’s collected by clinicians or trapped inside patients’ genes and neurons Read more …