Saturday, May 25, 2019

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...

Chemo, radiation, therapy — and don’t forget exercise

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning.  If you haven't...

Hair-straightening products contain potentially toxic mix

Hair products used primarily by black women and children contain a host of hazardous chemicals, a new study shows. The findings could explain at least in part...

Canadian medical school grads unable to get a residency may get a spot under...

Baillie Redfern is selling her belongings and packing up her Vancouver apartment to return home to Ontario because she is one of about 115...

Experimental Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo’s outbreak, WHO head says

The World Health Organization has a green light from Congo to import and use an experimental Ebola vaccine in the country, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told...