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November 27, 2019

Traditionally, community pharmacists have played the role of dispensing medications and health advice. The convenience they provide is widely appreciated by patients.

However, pharmacists, along with some patients, dispute the current state of pharmacists and their pote...

Vaping involves ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems), which use solvents to heat and aerosolize flavourants (also known as "juices"). Vaping is increasingly being used to deliver cannabis oils and concentrates. The mixing and aerosolization of these aldehyde and...

In 2018, Nigeria faced the largest recent outbreak of Lassa fever.

What is Lassa Fever?

Lassa fever is an acute, viral hemorrhagic illness with a duration 2 to 21 days. 1 in 5 infections result in severe disease in which the virus affects many organs, such as the kidneys...

Canada is a pretty cool country, we have maple syrup, beavertails, we’re amazing at hockey, and we dominate in the Winter Olympics. What you might not know, though, is that researchers at the University of British Columbia invented Glybera. What is that? It’s one of Ca...

What are vaccines?

Vaccines prepare your immune system to fight certain diseases. Vaccines contain compounds that resemble a disease- causing microorganism. These compounds are not actually harmful and the do not cause disease-like symptoms. When a vaccine is given, the...

Many of us dread finding a lump in our skin and hearing those three words come out of our doctor’s mouth: “You have cancer”. It is a scary, but pervasive part of the world we live in. Cancer is usually the result of a mutation in our cells’ DNA that causes it to divide...

In our society, diversity, in terms of race and religion, is being celebrated more often. Unfortunately, neurodiversity is often overlooked. In neurodiversity, neurological differences, such as ADHD and autism are not considered disabilities, instead they are viewed as...

With little evidence that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance, it is time for policy makers, educators, and doctors to drop this message, argues Martin Llewelyn, professor of infectious diseases at Brighton and Sussex...

Are you struggling with a problem related to a pain medicine?

You are not alone.

In fact, many people start taking opiates as part of a prescribed pain management plan. One of the risks of using these overdose. In an opioid overdose, patients pass out, their breathing sl...

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