Saturday, March 23, 2019

Congo receives first doses of Ebola vaccine as outbreak hits urban centre

The first batch of 4,000 experimental Ebola vaccines to combat an outbreak suspected of killing 23 people arrived in Congo's capital Kinshasa on Wednesday. The Health Ministry said...

In 2016, nearly 1 in 4 opioid prescriptions in Ontario exceeded new dosage guidelines

Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017. Researchers say 23.9...

Schoolbags not linked to back pain in children, Australian study concludes

Schoolbag use doesn't appear to increase the risk of back pain in children and adolescents, according to an Australian review of previous studies. Guidelines published by different...

Parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law, regulates vaping

The Liberal government has passed a sweeping overhaul of the country's tobacco laws — legislation that will formally legalize (and heavily regulate) vaping and give...

Feasting, fasting and staying fit: how to have a healthy Ramadan

Ramadan, the month-long fast for Muslims, begins this week and one Vancouver nutrition expert has some tips to help you maintain your health and...

Baby bibs, blankets contain toxins Canada banned in other products: report

Baby bibs, mats and blankets tested by scientists with NAFTA's environmental arm contain toxic chemicals linked to higher rates of cancer, infertility and suppressed...

When is a person legally dead? One family’s fight to keep their daughter alive...

A lengthy legal battle on whether a Brampton woman can be taken off life support will come to a close this month with a...

Health risks remain after evacuees return to flood-afflicted homes, official warns

With widespread flooding across parts of British Columbia, health officials are reminding people to take precautionary measures when out in the floodwater — and...

Supreme Court orders new trial for Alberta parents convicted in meningitis death of toddler

Seven Supreme Court of Canada judges have agreed with the legal team of a former Alberta couple, Collet and David Stephan, that the original...

Possible E.coli contamination prompts recall of French cheese sold in Canada

A brand of raw milk cheese imported from France is being recalled in several provinces due to possible E.coli contamination. The affected batch of Reblochon...