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Eat better, drink less, exercise more, sleep enough: it’s common advice for heart health — and it’s frequently ignored. Few North American adults meet the standards for healthy level
SURREY, B.C. - Health Canada tests have confirmed the presence of dangerous substances laced into other illicit drugs in two B.C. communities. The RCMP say pebble heroin seized in Surrey last Decembe
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Thursday said it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts related to the drugmaker's support for organizations that provide financ
CALGARY - The painful death of a diabetic boy who was so emaciated he appeared mummified could have been avoided if his parents had not isolated and neglected him for years, a judge said Friday in fin
With the advent of communication technologies such as smartphones and laptop computers in modern workplaces, most careers are now considered to be knowledge work. Whatever industry we find ourselves i
USDA warning public about possible listeria contamination in PREMO Brand wraps from JLM Manufacturing of Shelby Twp.             
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Proposals in Congress that would effectively end Medicaid expansion in 31 U.S. states would cost those states at least $32 billion altogether in 2019, according to a report releas
CALGARY - A judge has ruled that the parents of a diabetic boy who died of starvation and lack of treatment are guilty of first-degree murder. Justice Karen Horner said 15-year-old Alexandru's painfu
(Reuters Health) - Pay attention to the ingredients of bug sprays and other repellents, because they're not equally effective at warding off mosquitoes that carry diseases like Zika virus, researchers
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Oklahoma's oil and gas regulator on Friday issued a wider directive limiting future increases in wastewater disposal underground in another effort to address a rash of temblors tha
Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to -- like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, chemotherapy agen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Details of potential Obamacare replacements by U.S. House Republicans emerged in news reports on Friday, as Republican lawmakers have vowed to introduce new legislation in the c
(Reuters Health) - Men with a history of heavy drinking are more likely to have stiff walls in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, an important measure of heart risk, according to a recent st
The forecast for the night — especially if you like magnanimous mounds of powder (I do) — was promising. The app on my phone said 33 centimetres was in the cards. But, sleeping like bugs i
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday proposed spending $437 million for flood control and emergency response and preparedness, days after damage at the country's ta
Sun Run – Start of Week 4 Already the start of week 4 of my 13-week Sun Run Training program! I was looking forward to this week’s clinic since I was out of town last week.  Well, it
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. - A Nova Scotia physician charged with voyeurism after medical clinic staff were surreptitiously filmed in the washroom has approval to practice again. Dr. Rafid al-Nassar, a 41-yea
(Reuters Health) - Opioid pain relievers such as codeine and hydrocodone often aren’t stored safely in households with children, according to a new study.
(Reuters Health) - Children born with heart defects, even minor ones, perform worse than other kids on third-grade reading and math tests, a new study finds.
(Reuters Health) - For mountain climbers and hikers, injuries often include broken bones, sprains and skin wounds, but many don’t carry the right supplies for the injuries and illnesses they are most
Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with white and middle-aged Americans bearing much of the brunt, a new report shows.
Researchers at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, have mapped out the biggest danger zones - and it all boils down to an area you might think would be the cleanest of all.
Male stroke patients are more than twice as likely as females to get clot-busting stroke treatment within 30 minutes of hospital arrival, a new study reports.
Children who spend more than eight hours in childcare are the most stressed, based on saliva samples taken by Norwegian researchers and tested for the stress hormone cortisol.
The drug now accounts for a quarter of overdose deaths, according to the new CDC data, which offer a glimpse into the scale of America's current addiction epidemic.
Alex Goodwin, from Rugby, England, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma last year after months of agony in his joints and muscles. He is mid treatment in Kansas - but may be forced home.
Parents and doctors have a host of concerns about the procedure, but some are wondering if teenage patients are waiting too long for what may be their best option.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans say it is important to keep federal funding for an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under Obamacare, even as Republicans work on repealing
The 25-year-old, known only as Clare, has struggled with eating disorders since she was a child. Clare, who is thought to be American, stopped restricting her diet last year and is now in recovery.
Researchers have found that older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that may protect them from chronic pain.
Chemotherapy can make paitents sensitive for weeks on end. But experts from the University of Iowa claim it can be stopped by taking a nicotinamide riboside supplement - found in beer and milk.
NHS guidelines says GPs should refer any overweight patient to weight-loss classes. But research, by Pulse magazine, suggests many patients become offended if the topic is raised.
NHS guidelines says GPs should refer any overweight patient to weight-loss classes. But research, by Pulse magazine, suggests many patients become offended if the topic is raised.
Small 'bubbles' frequently form on membranes of cells and are taken up into their interior. The process involves EHD proteins. Scientists have now shed light on how these proteins assemble on the surf
The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most robust ef
Using mice, University of North Carolina researchers found the loss of collateral vessels in old age is prevented by exercise. This can reduce the severity of a potentially deadly stroke, they say.
SASKATOON - A relative of a Saskatchewan family killed in a drunk-driving crash says the woman convicted of their deaths was transferred to a healing lodge one month after being sentenced to 10 years
(Reuters) - Cempra Inc said on Friday that its experimental oral drug to treat acute bacterial skin infections cleared a late-stage study, bringing the antibiotic developer one step closer to getting
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU environment ministers are bracing for a tough debate on Tuesday to find a compromise on reforms to the carbon market, EU sources said, with nations split over how to balance cl
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - An El Nino weather pattern, which brought a scorching drought to southern Africa last year, could return in the spring which usually occurs from August to October, the South A
A review of research has shown that the use of phosphodiesterase type 5, or PDE-5, inhibitors are safe for treating pulmonary hypertension in children.
The US has the most people tweeting about insomnia, followed by Brazil, Argentina and the UK. Users can zoom in on their specific area, or view a map showing a wider range.
Anxiety is a basic emotion that we all share and experience at times. The automatic symptoms (such as a rapid heart rate, quick breathing and tense stomach) are triggered when we are anxious and warn
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis's drugs Tafinlar and Mekinist edged closer to approval in Europe to be used together against a type of lung cancer after a key committee on Friday published
OSLO (Reuters) - Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region caused by drought, chronic poverty and Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, t
(Reuters) - Cempra Inc said on Friday that its oral experimental drug to treat acute bacterial skin infections met the main goal of a late-stage study, sending the company's shares surging about 40 pe
Drugs similar to aspirin and ibuprofen were found to stop the deadly response to an infection in worms, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder.
A man in central China rushed into a hospital two days ago asking to have his testicles removed. The man (pictured), in his mid-40s, claimed he has a high libido that he cannot control.
In a study on mice, exposure to the chemicals in the popular gadgets increased the risk of deadly blood clots, according to researchers from Texas Tech University, Amarillo.
BEIJING (Reuters) - With many poultry markets closed in the wake of China's worst-ever bird flu outbreak, local egg producers are being forced to shell out to feed and water chickens long after they w
Donna Zavaglia, 42, from Victoria, had a varicose vein procedure when she was 30 years old. But she nearly died after contracting necrotising fasciitis and had to undergo 18 surgeries.
We all do it. Some of us do it quite loudly. Others do it not once, but several times in a row. Sneezes are everywhere these days, during this, the height of cold and flu season. The chorus of achoos
MISSION, Kan. — For 16-year-old Noah Vittengl, who is just beginning to drive, being able to tell a red light from a green light is rather important. “It’s been difficult trying to
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a federal agency said on Friday, as the price of the drug dropped and its potency
EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says officials are investigating a number of potential cases of mumps in the Edmonton area, in addition to cases in other parts of the province and the country. Usu
It had been suggested that women stay drier, but any difference between women and their partners is actually more to do with their body size. The study was done by the University of Wollongong.
Sending electric shocks deep into the brain could be a powerful treatment for anorexia. Researchers found ‘deep brain stimulation’ could rewire the part of the brain that drives chronic anorexia.
As parents, we love to see our children win. Perhaps succeed is the more appropriate term. That excitement on their face when their confidence rises. The sparkle in their eye when they reach a new mil
Experts say the vast majority of the sugar children eat is hidden in common foods such as cereals and soft drinks, making it hard for parents to control what they consume.
After a teenage Hayley Roesler went for a regular checkup, she didn’t see another doctor for years. “I was told I was overweight. Anything I had going on with me, it was because
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