Healthcare

World Cancer Day, established by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in 2000, is observed every year on February 4th. Over 10 million people die each year from cancer, more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.1 This makes cancer a...

February 3rd is celebrated as National Women Physicians Day. This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849. The day is celebrated in recognition of female...

A chronic disease that has affected many people in the US is Diabetes. Based on the 2020 statistical report from Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, the number of people suffering from Diabetes is 34.2 million people which is 10.5% of the...

Health Canada recently published SOR/2020-262 amending the Food and Drug Regulations and the Medical Devices Regulations (CMDR). The amendments under these regulations strengthen Health Canada’s ability to collect post-market safety information in support of Vanessa’s Law (Protecting Canadians from Unsafe...

Every year over 14,000 cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed and over 4,000 people will die from cervical cancer in the United States alone.1 Cervical cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death for women, and as...

January 12th is celebrated as National Pharmacist Day to recognize all the pharmacists across the nation. In addition to surgeons, nurses, and paramedics, this is another profession that contributes immensely to the health care industry. Historically, pharmacists only dispensed prescribed...

Health Canada released a new notification on requirements for companies intending to manufacture face shields during the pandemic. Face shields are considered personal protective equipment (PPE) that helps in preventing exposure to particulates that spreads infectious diseases. A face shield...