Saturday, October 21, 2017

Philpott urges doctors to help improve health of most vulnerable patient groups

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says Canada's doctors have a major role to play in improving the health of the country's most vulnerable populations,...

‘It gave me a sense of closure’: Database on Inuit tuberculosis graves offers some...

It was something of a fluke how Mary Nashook found her grandfather's grave. She was heading to Quebec City to work as an English-Inuktitut interpreter...

Edmonton Goop-debunker buoyed by renewed attack on Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness brand

Timothy Caulfield targeted Goop's famous founder with his last book, "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?" Years later, the Alberta-based health policy expert still believes...

Infant cereal recalled due to possible gluten content

The recall was triggered as a result of tests done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)A national recall is underway...

New figures show hospital overcrowding will have ‘drastic impact’ on care, Ontario NDP says

The pressure is growing on the Wynne government to tackle chronic overcrowding in the province's hospitals after repeated revelations about patients being cared for...

South Korea confirms highly pathogenic bird flu outbreaks, ramps up quarantine

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has confirmed the country's first outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus and has ramped up quarantine measures in response, agriculture ministry officials said on Friday....

Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower your risk of death: study

Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be...

How a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg helped this amputee win a silver medal at the...

Retired master corporal Étienne Aubé's golf swing won him a silver medal at the Invictus Games, an accomplishment the Canadian veteran credits to his state-of-the-art...

Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal, CDC reports

Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. When...

Disease stalks Yemen as hospitals, clinics devastated by war: WHO

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than half of war-battered Yemen's hospitals and clinics are closed or only partially functioning, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, warning a lack of adequate health services was increasing the risk of disease outbreaks....

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