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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:21:16 EDT(image)
All Ontario children and adults younger than 25 will have their full prescription drug costs covered by a new provincial pharmacare program, regardless of family income or whether they already have private insurance.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:33:43 EDT(image)
Healthy adults who drank two cans of energy drinks showed short-term changes in electrical activity of their hearts compared with drinking the same amount of caffeine.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:08:40 EDT(image)
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says she's aiming to release statistics on overdose deaths in Canada but is frustrated with provinces and territories that haven't provided data in the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EDT(image)
Clinics that prescribe legal medical marijuana have become a specialty business across Canada — a phenomenon that has raised a few ethical concerns.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:10:38 EDT(image)
A U.S. report found nearly 13 per cent of orthodontists are seeing patients who have tried DIY teeth straightening using things like rubber bands, dental floss, fishing line and paper clips.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:59:54 EDT(image)
The belief that saturated fat in foods such as butter and cheese clogs arteries is "just plain wrong," say cardiologists with a broader lifestyle focus on how to stay healthy.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:08:48 EDT(image)
Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:08:35 EDT(image)
The Government of Saskatchewan and the City of North Battleford are set to compensate young people who became sick in the city's 2001 tainted water scandal.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:58:04 EDT(image)
Various brands of pie and tart shells produced by an Edmonton bakery and sold across Canada and are being recalled due to E. coli fears.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:44:36 EDT(image)
Healthy Canadian adults who don’t have risk factors for curable, chronic hepatitis C infection don’t need to be screened, according to new guidelines for family physicians.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:01:05 EDT(image)
A Halifax woman says overcrowding at the city's largest hospital left her husband suffering a series of indignities and delayed care during his last days of life.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 EDT(image)
Toronto's subway stations and trains had the highest levels of air pollution of Canada's three major rapid transit systems, following by Montreal's Metro and Vancouver's Skytrain systems, a newly released study has found.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:38:34 EDT(image)
Contrary to what researchers expected, the length of time Indian immigrants have lived in Canada has no effect whatsoever on the practice of sex selection in favour of boys.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:01:00 EDT(image)
The best way for Canada to cope with rising rates of dementia is to build a friendly community for those most affected. @NightshiftMD explains this new approach.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:43:08 EDT(image)
A Calgary mother is hoping a photo of her lying on a hospital bed with her dying son will help steer others away from using the deadly drug fentanyl.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:12:29 EDT(image)
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization says.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT(image)
Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine from reporters Kelly Crowe & Darryl Hol.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:00:00 EDT(image)
With raw seafood dishes growing in vogue, diners up the odds of meeting guests common in fresh fish — parasitic worms.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:00:11 EDT(image)
An initiative developed by a McMaster University professor of medicine is offering families of patients in their last days of life a way to humanize the grieving process, particularly in the fast-paced, technology-focused hospital setting.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:11:47 EDT(image)
Technological advances make it easier to spot DNA from food pathogens, but it takes an old-fashioned technique to tell if they're causing harm.