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The patent trap? Open science advocates want CRISPR technology to be free

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:39:19 EST


Should two U.S. universities be fighting to privatize one of the most important scientific discoveries in history? Canadian open science advocates say no.

Go to your room! 3 common timeout mistakes by parents and how to do it better

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:17:53 EST


Parents often turn to timeouts to set their children straight, but most don't understand how to use the disciplinary tool effectively, child psychologists and pediatricians say.

Florida lifts Zika infection zone in Miami Beach

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:24:28 EST


All areas in Florida cleared of active Zika transmission, governor declares

Why a wheelchair ramp and wide doors could turn your house into a hot property

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


Forget fireplaces, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances - soon hot properties listings could also prominently feature wheelchair ramps or other accessible design elements.

Hopes low that dinner with PM will lead to health deal

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 17:38:13 EST


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers will discuss the broad outline of a new health accord at a working dinner on Friday night, but multiple federal and provincial sources say it is unlikely to lead to a deal.

Canadians with traumatic brain injuries more likely to go to prison

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:24:22 EST


Men and women who suffered traumatic brain injuries had more than twice the risk of winding up in a federal prison in Canada as their uninjured peers, a new study shows.

6 ex-pharma executives arrested in U.S. in fentanyl bribe case

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:13:55 EST


Former executives of Insys Therapeutics arrested on federal charges in U.S. of conspiring to bribe doctors to prescribe a prescription version of the potent opioid fentanyl.

Thousands of needles given to injection drug users in Selkirk

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 06:00:00 EST


Some people living in Selkirk, Man. are worried a drug problem in their city is growing after finding needles used for injection drugs on the ground.

'Alarmingly high': Study finds 1 in 4 medical students experience depression

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:43:09 EST


More than one-quarter of medical students worldwide suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts, says a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That's about three times higher than the prevalence in the general population.

Nova Scotia pushing more opioid addicts to methadone, away from detox

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


A CBC News investigation has found the Nova Scotia Health Authority is taking a controversial approach to treating people with ‘liquid handcuffs’ rather than inpatient therapy

Optimism may reduce risk of early death in women

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


Harvard study of 70,000 female nurses over eight years finds those who had an optimistic outlook on life had lower rates of death from cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and infection than women who were less optimistic.

Youth vaping a public health threat: U.S. Surgeon General

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:55:57 EST


The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to youth.

Leaving relationship is 'most dangerous time' for domestic violence victims, experts say

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


The death of Toronto family physician Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji​ — allegedly at the hand of the neurosurgeon husband she was trying to divorce — has sparked conversations about the dangers facing women trying to flee abusive relationships.

'Mike Pence' has made thousands of donations to Planned Parenthood

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


Donations to Planned Parenthood surged in the month since the U.S. election as supporters of the health care and abortion provider try to make a point — many of them making their donations in the name of incoming vice-president Mike Pence.

Uncontrollable drive to use smartphones called problematic for 1 in 5 young adults

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:42:35 EST


Nearly one in five young adults in Ontario showed moderate to severe problematic use of smartphones and other electronic devices, a new survey suggests.