Science & Tech

Too many bureaucratic hurdles for cannabis research

Too many bureaucratic hurdles for cannabis research

Researchers are studying cannabis for promising anti-seizure medication   We’ve lost many years of potentially important research on the use of cannabis as medicine because of polarized views of the “weed” among researchers, policymakers and the general public. On one side, there are those who see cannabis as a dangerous psychoactive drug that should be […]

Death’s tug of war with mystery and science

Death’s tug of war with mystery and science

An obsession with ‘present mindedness’ wipes out concerns about past or future. ~ Harold Innis I count myself as lucky to have been born when death was still pretty much a mystery, more the prerogative of poets and other artists, philosophers and religious teachers than of scientists and doctors. I grew up surrounded by death. […]

Communicating with patients like it’s 2018

Communicating with patients like it’s 2018

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette A version of this commentary appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, the Huffington Post and the Canadian Healthcare Network Technology has revolutionized how we live, play and work. We don’t think twice about using an app to make a restaurant reservation, tracking a parcel’s expected delivery date on-line or chatting with an on-line agent to […]

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

How one Manitoban began his journey into AIDS research

How one Manitoban began his journey into AIDS research

Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year

Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year