Want to lose weight? More sleep could help, doctors say

Ian Patton has struggled with obesity his whole life. He'd lose weight, then put it on, going up and down like a yo-yo. When he tries to pinpoint why, sleeplessness stands out."I think of times when I had significant re-gain or problems with my weight, it would often be tied to periods where I wasn't…

Yellow carbon monoxide monitors 'worth their weight in gold' to B.C. paramedics

They're about the size of a deck of cards, usually mustard yellow against a B.C. paramedic's deep blue uniform. They vibrate and ring when they sense dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide in the air.Crucially, the wearable monitors detect the colourless, odourless gas when the paramedics carrying them do not."They're really worth their weight in gold,"…

U.S. doctors have a new opioid addiction treatment in their arsenal — it could be here next

It wasn't until her heroin addiction landed her inside a jail cell that Lauren Biggerstaff decided to make a change in her life."I really didn't want to go back there," said Biggerstaff, a 26-year-old mother who lives outside Philadelphia — a region that's among the hardest hit by North America's opioid crisis.Once a month, Lauren Biggerstaff gets an injection…

'They'll talk to my wife. But I'm right there,' says man living with dementia

An expert panel has released a report outlining the best ways to tackle the growing incidence of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia among Canadians as a basis for the federal government's long-promised national strategy on the progressive brain diseases.The report by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences panel, released Monday, is aimed at helping the…

Just 1 or 2 experiences with marijuana may alter teen brain

Teens who use pot just one or two times may end up with changes to their brains, a new study finds.   There were clear differences on brain scans between teens who said they had tried cannabis a couple of times and those who completely eschewed the drug, researchers reported in the Journal of Neuroscience.   There have been…