Category Archives: Health

Medical News Today: What does a positive or negative Hoffman sign mean?

Hoffman's sign or reflex is a test that doctors use to examine the reflexes of the upper extremities. This test is a quick, equipment-free way to test for the possible existence of spinal cord compression from a lesion on the spinal cord or another underlying nerve condition.

The sign takes its name from a German neurologist...

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Overdose death prompts calls for education, decriminalization

The body of a man who died of an apparent drug overdose was dropped off at an Ottawa hospital Sunday morning, an incident that has health workers questioning what more can be done to educate opioid users about their options.

The man's body was dropped off at the General campus of the Ottawa Hospital around...

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