Thursday, August 10, 2017

Youth homelessness linked to foster care system in new study

 A first-of-its-kind study in Canada is drawing a link between youth homelessness levels and a foster care system that researchers say could be playing...

2nd coroner’s inquest this summer hears Inuit man in need of medical care was...

In a span of just two weeks, two different coroner's inquests in Nunavut heard that two different men were delayed getting proper medical care because police or...

Is Caster Semenya playing fair?

The look on Melissa Bishop's face said it all. The Canadian 800-metre star had just run the race of her life, at the best possible...

‘Coincidental role,’ says N.L. health minister who used CPR to save man’s life

Saving a man's life may for some be considered an act of heroism, but one Newfoundland and Labrador politician is downplaying his action, and...

Playing action video games may be bad for your brain, study finds

Playing first-person shooter video games causes some users to lose grey matter in a part of their brain associated with the memory of past events...

Blood pressure fluctuations linked to dementia: study

People whose blood pressure varies widely from day to day may be more likely to develop dementia than adults who have fairly steady blood pressure, a...

Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of gallbladder surgery: study

Eating foods high in fiber, such as those found in a Mediterranean diet, was tied to a lower risk of gallbladder surgery in a...

Clean your water bottle: study finds bacteria in water storage containers

Researchers studying higher rates of gastrointestinal illness in Inuit communities have a message for all Canadians: wash your water bottles and storage containers. "People don't...

Dutch farmers to cull millions of hens after toxic insecticide fipronil found in eggs

Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch...

‘Keep them well’: New cystic fibrosis medications move closer to a cure

With every breath she takes, Chelsea Gagnon can feel how the lung-scarring damage of cystic fibrosis adds up over time. The 28-year-old Montrealer says a bad cold...

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