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Bone marrow donation is often the last hope of survival for leukemia patients like seven-year-old Joshua Weekes, who died earlier this week after being unable to find a donor.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:14:12 EST(image)
The headlines are irresistible: bacon causes cancer. Nutella causes cancer. Living by a road causes dementia. But there's a problem: while the stories are about legitimate scientific studies, the telling can cause unnecessary panic. Journalist Ben Chu tells us how to properly interpret the news.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST(image)
Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine from reporter Kelly Crowe and CBC Health.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:00:00 EST(image)
A food safety expert says the backlash against McDonald's for its decision to add nuts that are not individually packaged to some menu items may force the fast-food chain to reverse its decision.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:16:51 EST(image)
Last week, public health officials announced that a woman in Nevada had died from a superbug resistant to every available antibiotic in the United States. Lance Price is the Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at George Washington University and he's working on solutions to what he calls one of the greatest public health threats of our time.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:30:00 EST(image)
It's time for First Nations leaders to consider a class action suit against the federal government on behalf of Indigenous youth who have died by suicide, says Isadore Day, the Ontario Regional Chief with the Assembly of First Nations.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:02:14 EST(image)
Eight people who worked at several rat-breeding facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin have been infected with a virus, CDC says.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:01:23 EST(image)
A Saskatoon woman who says she was sterilized against her will is welcoming the launch of an external review of the Saskatoon Health Region's tubal ligation policies.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:43:51 EST(image)
Toronto Public Health is investigating after more than 70 Humber College students at a campus residence fell ill with some type of gastrointestinal illness. The cause of the sudden outbreak remains unknown.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:39:40 EST(image)
New alliance launches to finance and coordinate the development of vaccines to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:20:07 EST(image)
Quebec's medical specialists are pushing back against Health Minister Gaétan Barrette and what they call his unilateral approach to negotiations after ending extra-billing.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:15:27 EST(image)
Cereal makers paid for studies in support of the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:24:04 EST(image)
A woman from Saskatchewan is speaking out about the dangers of tanning beds and the idea that getting a "base tan" is a good way to protect against future sunburns.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST(image)
First Nations leaders in northern Ontario say the federal government ignored their pleas to help a group of children last summer and is only now stepping forward with funding, days after two pre-teens died by suicide.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:47:19 EST(image)
People with allergies and those who care for them are outraged over a decision by McDonald's Canada to add nuts to some food items on its menu.