Health News

Things to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet
American families keep a wide range of prescription and non-prescription items in their medicine cabinets, but what is really necessary?
How Your Pet Can Affect Your Health
Dogs and cats can make great companions, and having a pet might be more beneficial to your health than you think. Although there is little evidence to suggest most of the health benefits, here’s a list of ways that pets might be able to benefit your health.
MRI Versus CT Scans to Spot Appendicitis
It seems natural to use the "best" tool for a job. But what if that tool involves extra risks? And what if the risk is to children?
Health Canada Endorsed Important Safety Information on Sutent (sunitinib malate) Capsules
Pfizer Canada Inc. (manufacturer of Sutent), in collaboration with Health Canada, would like to inform you about an important revision to the Product Monograph, including the consumer information section, for Sutent (sunitinib malate).
Pain Relief After Wisdom Teeth Removal
After a person has their wisdom teeth pulled, pain management is the next step. Prescription painkillers alone may not be as effective as an over-the-counter combo.
Doctor Visits in the Comfort of Your Home
What if you could get medical care without leaving your home? Or without wasting time in the waiting room? Telehealth can make it happen with virtual clinic "visits."
Dentists Need to Know Your Supplements
As dietary supplements have become more popular in the United States, there is growing concern about their safety. One question is whether these supplements could be harmful when taken with other medications.
Splash Into Clean Water
The summertime heat sends many of us looking for a place to take a nice, cool dip. As you prepare to swim in pools, lakes and oceans, be mindful of what's in the water and how people can contaminate these places. 
FDA Limits Duration and Usage of Samsca
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the drug Samsca (tolvaptan) should not be used for longer than 30 days and should not be used in patients with underlying liver disease because it can cause liver injury, potentially requiring liver transplant or death.
OTC Painkillers Aren’t Marathon Candy
Just because a painkiller can be bought over-the-counter doesn’t mean that it can't hurt the body. Marathon runners that take preventive painkillers may be at risk for bad reactions.