Truth or Myth? Report Claims AirPods and Other Wireless Headphones Cause Cancer

An article that went viral suggests Apple AirPods and other wireless headphones could be increasing people’s risk for cancer. A recent story in Harper’s Bazaar looks into the claims.  The original article by Markham Heid was published on the blogging platform Medium. It questioned the safety of the array of Bluetooth devices that infiltrate our daily lives. The article has since been covered by news… Read More »

Ambulatory care unit for paediatrics ward a bonus for sick kids

NEW UNIT: Paediatric registered nurse Kayleen Cole, nursing unit manager Shirley Roberts, Stephanie Dorsett and hospital general manager Cathy Marshall. PAEDIATRIC patients will no longer have to travel to Sydney for certain specialised medical treatments, thanks to a new paediatric ambulatory care unit operating out of Bathurst Base Hospital.    Housed within the paediatric ward, the unit has… Read More »

Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Adobe Stock Images Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study looked at black newborn babies born prematurely… Read More »

Why Tonsillitis Keeps Coming Back

April 2019 Print this issue Health Capsule Some kids get tonsillitis, or infected tonsils, again and again. A new study found that strep, a germ that causes tonsillitis, can trick the body’s immune systemThe system that protects your body from microscopic threats.. Because of the trick, the body’s immune cells kill each other, rather than… Read More »