Extreme preterm birth is associated with impaired brain development: defective executive function, disruptive behaviours and psychiatric issues are more common among those born preterm than those born at term. This
Think of the last time you were really afraid—and I mean terrified: Cold sweats, trembling, pounding heart. Now think about what it would be like to have that reaction if you saw a needle or even heard people talking about COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Granger Avery, a past-president of the Canadian Medical Association, outlines the concerns he and colleagues have that the changes members of the CMA are being asked to vote on this Sunday will permanently make the CMA less democratic.
When politicians fail to adhere to public health directives, it can decrease confidence in a government’s capacity to manage a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. This phenomenon was identified in the United Kingdom as
In early 2021, Canadians were outraged
We’ve read recent expert commentaries about dealing with COVID-19 that mention paying attention to indoor ventilation. But rarely do these specify what exactly can and should be done in our existing hospital buildings.
The Tokyo Olympics will go down in history for many reasons. It was the first Olympics to be postponed, the first to be held in the midst of a pandemic and the first to be held without spectators.
But these Olympics will also be remembered for another first—the public airing of
Dr. Mary Fernando spoke with Dr. Kona Williams, the only Indigenous forensic pathologist in Canada, about the delicate nature of bringing medical information to light about Indigenous children who did not survive the residential school system.
As temperatures soar across western Canada, wildfires continue to burn, and
Dr. Samantha Green, Assistant Professor and Faculty Lead in Climate Change and Health in the Department of Family and Community of Medicine (DFCM) is concerned for those most at risk of heat-related illness.
It is time to tell the CMA that their equity goal is right but silencing democracy is off-target. So say a group including former CMA presidents and provincial medical association presidents. They make this case as we approach the CMA's virtual AGM on Aug 22 where key issues are being decided.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shaved off his beard and trimmed his hair. Pre-writ electioneering is occurring across the country. But coronaviruses often show seasonality and we may not be as done with the pandemic as we'd like. Now is not the time for an early election call.
For individuals experiencing mental health difficulties, early access to support services and effective intervention can be life-altering. To access these services through the healthcare system, however, most institutions require an official diagnosis.
Questions about the high rates of cancer—and deaths—among members of Shelburne’s African Nova Scotian community, compared to their white neighbours on the other side of town or even within the South End, have long simmered.