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Treating acutely ill patients with too much oxygen can be life threatening, Canadian study finds

Treating acutely ill patients with too much oxygen can be life threatening, Canadian study finds

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…

Afghanistan veteran recovering from extensive 14-hour penis transplant

WASHINGTON—A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world’s most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to…

Doctors must get better at diagnosing patients with darker skin: Dermatologists

Doctors must get better at diagnosing patients with darker skin: Dermatologists

TORONTO—About a month ago, a frustrated Emma Schmidt turned to Google for help. The 28-year-old Regina teacher was tired of the acne-related dark spots on her face. A few keystrokes…

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

CHICAGO—For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It’s the biggest win…

23andMe’s Populations Collaborations

23andMe’s Populations Collaborations

Expanding on a series of initiatives to improve diversity in genomic research, 23andMe is launching the Populations Collaborations Program, partnering with researchers working across the globe to genotype people in…

Why mice aren’t welcome in a microbiologist’s home

Why mice aren’t welcome in a microbiologist’s home

House mice aren’t just a nuisance but a potential source of infections, say researchers who trapped and tested more than 400 of the rodents from apartments across New York City. City…

Bottoms down: Study recommends only 1 drink per day

Bottoms down: Study recommends only 1 drink per day

Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be…

23andMe Adds A New Carrier Status Report

23andMe Adds A New Carrier Status Report

Earlier this month 23andMe added a new Carrier Status report on a serious but rare condition that can lead to excessive insulin production. Known as familial hyperinsulinism (FHI), this congenital…

OxyContin maker to appeal judge’s decision to spurn $20M Canadian settlement

OxyContin maker to appeal judge’s decision to spurn $20M Canadian settlement

Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, intends to appeal a Saskatchewan judge’s recent decision not to approve a $ 20-million class-action settlement with Canadians who became addicted to the prescription…

Hysterectomy no longer only option for treating fibroids

Hysterectomy no longer only option for treating fibroids

By Dr. Michelle JacobsonUniversity of TorontoKatie Tucker Wed., March 28, 2018 Hysterectomy is the most common major gynecologic procedure done in Canada, with more than 100 performed daily. This procedure…