Sunday, May 26, 2019

$27.5M pledged to tame TB in Canada’s North may not be nearly enough

In an interview last month, Dr. Tom Wong of the Public Health Agency of Canada unequivocally stated that he will make sure the federal...

‘I just can’t afford it’: Low-income seniors struggle to find dental care, face 2-year...

Leslie Arlene Henderson has lost multiple teeth. She can't remember the last time she had major dental work. And for the last year, she's been...

Scientist wants all Canadian kids with cancer to receive genetic test for drug reactions

A scientist who developed a lab test to predict whether children with cancer are susceptible to potentially life-threatening side effects from three chemotherapy drugs...

Slow and steady: marathon runners slower than ever before

The sport of running continues to grow in popularity across Canada. But when it comes to running races, including marathons, average times are getting...

March overdose deaths reached near-record level in B.C.

Suspected overdose deaths spiked again in March, reaching the province's second highest monthly total to date, according to the B.C. Coroners Service. A total of...

At least 17 dead in area of Congo facing Ebola outbreak

Cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in an area of Congo facing an Ebola epidemic as long ago as December and the first deaths...

Romaine lettuce linked to 6 E. coli illnesses in Canada

A total of six people in Canada have been sickened by E. coli linked to contaminated romaine lettuce, the Public Health Agency of Canada...

Gynecologist wants women to ‘close the browser’ on trendy wellness advice

In the midst of the mass of information that can be found online, one doctor in particular has taken it upon herself to speak...

U.K. makes it harder for officials to get patient data

Britain's government says it has modified a controversial data-sharing agreement that allowed officials to track down people who might have broken immigration rules based...

Sports drinks remain popular with U.S. teens

More than half of U.S. high school students still have sports drinks at least once a week and their ranks are growing, although a new study...