This grad student turned medical worker has finally landed a job in his 30s, making $125,000. After renting a bedroom in Chinatown, he hopes to own his first home

This grad student turned medical worker has finally landed a job in his 30s, making $125,000. After renting a bedroom in Chinatown, he hopes to own his first home

“I really only started getting a real paycheque after grad school.” After more than 10 years of post-secondary education to attain his PhD, Damien has spent the last two years working in the medical science field as a liaison to doctors and researchers. With a high salary of $ 125,000, despite only really landing a […]

Canadians should wear masks as an 'added layer of protection,' says chief medical officer

Canadians should wear masks as an 'added layer of protection,' says chief medical officer

Canada’s chief public health officer says Canadians should wear a mask as an “added layer of protection” whenever physical distancing is not possible. Dr. Theresa Tam provided the updated advice during her daily news conference in Ottawa today. “For the spring and summer months, strict adherence to the public health basics of physical distancing, handwashing […]

Medical Education at 23andMe

Medical Education at 23andMe

By Eloycsia Ratliff, MPH, 23andMe Medical Education Project Manager Editor’s note: This is the first post in an occasional series explaining our Medical Education program.  It is no secret that the evolving field of genomic medicine is changing at a rate that is surpassing healthcare professionals’ (HCPs) ability to keep up. Along with that, the […]

Stones postpone tour as Jagger receives medical treatment

Stones postpone tour as Jagger receives medical treatment

NEW YORK—The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment. The band announced Saturday that Jagger was told by doctors “he cannot go on tour at this time.” The band added that Jagger “is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as […]

Why advocates say a medical devices registry could make the lives of millions of Canadians safer

Why advocates say a medical devices registry could make the lives of millions of Canadians safer

In the wake of the Implant Files investigation, a growing number of countries have said they will better track medical implants and warn patients faster by creating or expanding medical device registries. The international series revealed that tens of thousands of medical devices distributed worldwide — like pacemakers and artificial hips — were approved for sale with little […]

Medical marijuana shortages hit some patients as demand surges

Medical marijuana shortages hit some patients as demand surges

Alexis Brenner’s life changed for the better when she discovered that cannabidiol, a compound contained in cannabis, helped her manage chronic pain from endometriosis and fibromyalgia. “CBD, once I found it, made a huge difference for my level of function,” she said. “It’s non-psychoactive, so I can be present and available and aware with my […]

Military, Veterans Affairs to test effects of medical marijuana on PTSD in clinical trial

The Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs are setting up a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of using medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans. A briefing note to the veterans affairs minister from October reveals a senior psychiatrist with the Canadian Forces “has drafted a preliminary protocol to […]