New England Journal of Medicine

An Even Grimmer Replacement For OxyContin

CBC | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada

Many people who abused the painkiller OxyContin by inhaling or injecting it switched to heroin after the prescription's formula changed, U.S. research...

This Vitamin's Bone-Bracing Power

CBC | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Living

Getting enough vitamin D has long been associated with maintaining healthy bones, and now a new international study gives some idea of how much supple...

Are We Healthier Now Than in 1900?

Rachel Ryan | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada Living
Rachel Ryan

This month, the New England Journal of Medicine published an illustration showing that not only are people now living longer, they are dying of fewer things. However, with this progress, we have also fallen victim to a new subset of maladies. For example, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

Avastin Disappoints In Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Living

Avastin, the blockbuster drug that just lost approval for treating breast cancer, now looks disappointing against ovarian cancer, too. Two studies fou...