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Injections Follow the “Location, Location, Location” Cliché

29 Jan 2021

The fear of needles is a remarkably common phobia. According to different studies, it is reported in 14 to 38% of adults and in 33 to 63% of children. Even those of us who simply dislike injections...

The Risks of Mixing Driving and Cannabis

10 Dec 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

The head baker of the Titanic spent two hours in frigid water and emerged with only swollen feet!

3 Jul 2020

In the early hours of April 15th, 1912, over the course of 2 hours and 40 minutes, the RMS Titanic sunk. It’s believed that upwards of 1500 people died in the accident, however, amongst the...

Knocked Out, Put Under, Anesthetized and Sedated: Different Types of Anesthesia

27 Apr 2020

If you’ve read the article I wrote about why patients are allowed to drink clear fluids but not eat before surgery you’ll know that I recently had surgery to repair the ACL and meniscus in my left...

Are anti-malaria drugs set to be a game-changer in the battle against COVID-19?

20 Mar 2020

The words had hardly left President Trump’s mouth when FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn strode to the podium and politely walked back Trump’s claim that a drug that is effective in the treatment of...

Drugs Need to be Properly Tested Before Being Put Into Use

20 Mar 2020

The Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. is under pressure to fast track drugs that may be helpful in the treatment of COVID-19. Remdesivir, originally approved for Ebola, may be helpful, as...

Getting More Bhang for Your Buck: Cannabis in India

11 Mar 2020

As of October 18th, 2019, edible (and drinkable) cannabis became legal in Canada. And yet, almost 5 months later, legal cannabis stores have remarkably little selection. The SQDC (Quebec’s cannabis...

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