‘We’re not going to continue to lose money’: Higgs sounds off as Cannabis NB posts $11.7M loss

New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs says that he’s not happy that Cannabis NB has found a way to lose money selling weed. “We need to look around and get under the hood of the stores,” said Higgs in an interview on Tuesday, adding that his government is looking at what has caused the Crown-owned cannabis retailer to post a financial […]

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Severe Birth

There was a time when Ulrike worked for Geppert-Orthofer as a midwife. It was the mid-nineties. At that time you had to deal with only a birth at the moment. “One-to-one care, great Doctors, and I had the best Job in the world,” she recalls. Then the maternity ward of a small closed hospital in the state of Baden-Württemberg, where […]

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Here’s how cancer hijacks wound healing to create its own blood supply

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have shed light on how cancers hijack the body’s natural wound-healing response to grow and spread. The researchers have identified specific processes within endothelial cells – the cells that line blood vessels – that tumors use to build out their own blood supply. These processes are normally used by the body […]

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Diet rich in coffee, fruit and vegetables may protect against breast cancer – new study

A diet rich in coffee, fruit and vegetables may protect against breast cancer, research suggests. A new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow found a protective effect from a diet full of phenolic acids on the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer. Phenolic acids are found in coffee, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Rich sources include raspberries, […]

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Drug Agency Calls for Strong Warning Labels on Popular Sleep Aids

Federal health regulators announced on Tuesday that they would require manufacturers of sleeping pills such as Ambien and related drugs to post strongly worded warnings in boxes on labels and patient guides. The Food and Drug Administration, in what it called a safety announcement, noted that the drugs’ side effects included risky behaviors, such as sleepwalking and sleep driving, that […]

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New Brunswick’s cannabis retailer reports $11.7M loss in first year

New Brunswick’s Crown-owned cannabis retailer is recording a big financial loss in its first year in operation. Unaudited year-end results released Tuesday show Cannabis NB lost $11.7 million. The agency says sales of legal cannabis for the fourth quarter were $9.7 million, resulting in a year-end total of $18.6 million. General manager Lara Wood says the government knew there would […]

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Critics of Canadian health system discover a potent tool: social media

Unfiltered and emotional social media postings are emerging as a potent tool for critics of Canada’s health system, though some observers are dubious they’ll prompt lasting changes. In Nova Scotia, the latest example came recently when a team of three emergency physicians posted a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for long-term care beds – a campaign rapidly expanded through Twitter. […]

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