Category Archives: Health

Opioids stolen from nursing home investigated by police, Wettlaufer inquiry hears

Police officers in Woodstock, Ont., were canvassing drug dealers in that city in April 2013 to find out if someone was stealing opioids from the Caressant Care nursing home and selling them on the street. 

The police investigation began after 31 Hydromorphone pills went missing from the the home, a public inquiry into long-term care in Ontario heard Friday.   Read more

Medical News Today: What is clonus? Everything you need to know

Clonus is a neurological condition that occurs when nerve cells that control the muscles are damaged. This damage causes involuntary muscle contractions or spasms.

Clonus spasms often occur in a rhythmic pattern. Symptoms are common in a few different muscles, especially in the extremities. These include the:

  • ankles
  • knees
  • calves
  • wrists
  • jaw
  • biceps

Damaged nerves can cause muscles to misfire, leading to involuntary...

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Medical News Today: How to get a bug out of your ear

For many people, the thought of a bug crawling around in their ear is terrifying. Although it is not very common, a bug can enter the ear and even stay there for some time.

There are a few different ways that the bug can get into the ear. It could crawl in overnight while a person...

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Medical News Today: What happens if you fast for a day?

What happens if you don't eat for a day? The answer might seem relatively straightforward, but fasting for 24 hours has a complex ripple effect in the body.

Fasting is a longstanding part of many religious traditions, including the Jewish and Muslim observances of Yom Kippur and Ramadan. A form of fasting known as intermittent fasting...

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