Thursday, September 20, 2018

Want life insurance? You may want to track your fitness, says John Hancock

John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies...

Passengers bleed from ears, noses after Indian flight loses cabin pressure

More than two dozen passengers on a flight operated by India's biggest full-service carrier, Jet Airways, were treated for minor injuries Thursday after their...

What happens when your neighbours smoke up, and it could kill you?

A condominium corporation in Mississauga, Ont., is puzzling over how it can accommodate the conflicting medical needs of some residents as marijuana legalization looms. In...

Nova Scotia to allow ‘X’ as sex option on birth certificates

Nova Scotians who don't exclusively identify as male or female will have the option of choosing "X" on their birth certificates under changes proposed by...

Low-carb diet better when it includes more vegetables, nuts

People who cut back on carbohydrates may end up increasing their risk of premature death if they load their plates with meat and cheese instead of...

Belleisle Farms brand coleslaw recalled due to Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Belleisle Farms Ltd. brand coleslaw due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  The agency is asking people not consume the...

N.S. woman choosing to die earlier than she wants due to ‘extreme’ assisted-dying law

A Nova Scotia woman who is choosing a medically assisted death says she will end her life earlier than she really wants because she's...

Your used smartphone could be helpful for blind people

A simple smartphone can make a big difference to someone who is blind or has sight loss. "My smartphone is my most important tool when it comes...

California sues maker of Humira for alleged kickbacks to doctors

California filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's best-selling...

More than 8,000 apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada since 2016

At least 1,036 Canadians died in the first three months of this year of what appeared to be opioid overdoses, raising the opioid epidemic's national...