UN, U.S. report sizable increase in measles cases compared to this time last year

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5098400.1555343391!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/usa-measles.jpg The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 compared to the same period last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, citing provisional data. Higher rates of the preventable but Read more …

Inspirational note from instructor helped guide student away from suicide

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5095310.1555081783!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/handwritten-note-by-vanessa-lam-university-mental-health.jpg It was a simple, handwritten note. Vanessa Lam, a Ph. D candidate at the University of Waterloo, wrote about 70 notes for students in her classes. They each contained an inspirational quote, and Lam wished the students well: “I hope Read more …

‘Is red meat good or bad?’ Researchers say that’s the wrong question

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3385054.1452202073!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/food-grocery-costs-recipes-20151224.jpg Swapping out red meat for plant-based sources of protein reduced heart disease risks in a review of research. For the meta-analysis on meat consumption, researchers analyzed data from 36 randomized controlled trials comparing diets with red meat with diets Read more …

‘I had a hard time breathing’: Changes urged over airplane cabin fumigation

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5083764.1554840554!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/rania-khunaysir-and-randy-beharry.jpg Rania Khunaysir didn’t see it coming when she booked a last-minute Caribbean vacation for her young family. The Toronto parent had no idea the airplane cabin would be fumigated with them on board when they landed in Jamaica, despite guidelines that say Read more …

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 despite desire for vaccinations

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5097625.1555250018!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/madagascar-measles-epidemic.jpg Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1,200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor. As Madagascar Read more …

Time out for time outs: Why pediatricians now promote ‘positive parenting’

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5090817.1555036495!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/1310131321.jpg The latest parenting advice from Canada’s pediatricians is to shift away from shaming, blaming and any other types of negative discipline to what they call positive parenting. Positive parenting is a set of principles to correct children’s misbehaviour with Read more …

How B.C.’s system for regulating health-care workers is failing patients

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4850690.1538676070!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/liver-and-kidney-transplant-surgery.jpg When Harry Cayton started looking into the dysfunction at the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., he discovered something alarming, and the problem persisted even after a major shift in leadership. “A concern for the well-being of dentists rather Read more …