How to treat obstructive sleep apnea: Does the evidence put the issue to bed?

By Sarah Garland You probably know someone who snores. And their snoring may be pretty loud and disruptive. Maybe it’s so disruptive that it’s causing...

Should dialysis at home be an option for more patients?

By Eftyhia Helis One of the most vivid memories of my teenage years is that of my dad, in his late 30s at the time,...

What is the evidence on opioids and pain management?

Delivering on CADTH’s commitment to the opioid crisis By Jonathan Mitchell Canada is the world’s second largest per capita consumer of prescription opioids. The growing rates...

Pharmacological options for treating opioid addiction

By Dr. Janice Mann Opioids are a class of drugs that are prescribed to treat pain, and include codeine, fentanyl, oxycodone (one of the ingredients...

If not opioids, then what?

By Dr. Janice Mann Chronic pain. It’s one of the most common reasons we visit a doctor or other health care professional. And, until recently,...

Diagnosing the flu on the fly: Point-of-care tests for Influenza

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour Most of us take measures during “flu season” to avoid catching the influenza virus (the flu), such as getting the flu...

Do non-antibiotic preventive treatments for urinary tract infections work?

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common infection of the human body. Certain medical conditions, such as bladder dysfunctions...

GPS locator technology for people with dementia

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour  Most of us enjoy going outside for a walk when the mood strikes — the same goes for those with dementia....

Patients’ views on what matters most in treatment outcomes

By Sarah Berglas and Tamara Rader When I was pregnant with my second child, a midwife was responsible for my prenatal care. I thought she...

Quitting smoking? Quit the cold turkey

By Janice Mann and Sarah Jennings Quitting smoking. It’s an endeavour that strikes fear and loathing even in the bravest of hearts. And it’s...

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