Thursday, December 13, 2018

How extreme weather events affect your health

Last week, Hurricane Maria battered parts of the Caribbean before heading up the east coast of North America.  Like Irma and Harvey before it,...

Hundreds require medical attention during steamy Montreal half-marathon

Almost 900 people received medical attention as 10-kilometre and half-marathon events took place in Montreal under blazing heat, the event's medical co-ordinator said Sunday. The shorter...

‘I’m sorry to hear that’: Why training Siri to be a therapist won’t be...

We already turn to our smartphones for help with all sorts of tasks, such as checking the weather or getting directions. But could the...

Second Opinion | Are you jealous, or simply envious?

Hello and happy Saturday! Here's this week's round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can...

Woman who waited 2 months for abortion says plan to provide free pill means...

A Nova Scotia woman who waited two months for an abortion four years ago says the government's plan to remove barriers to terminating pregnancies...

‘Death wish’ coffee cans recalled over possible toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co, a New York coffee maker that sells what it says is the "World's Strongest Coffee," is recalling cans of its Nitro Cold...

Abortion pill to be made available to N.S. women for free

Nova Scotia will soon no longer be the only province in Canada where women must get a referral from a doctor before booking a...

Her baby died without explanation the day before Mother’s Day

Dana Rennie awoke around 5 a.m. on May 13, the day before Mother's Day, with a bad feeling about her daughter Myla, who was just eight days...

‘Engineered activity out of our life:’ why working up a sweat improves survival rates

Each step we take reduces the overall risk of premature death, a global study reaffirms. Researchers estimate about one in 12 deaths worldwide would be...

Aaron Hernandez’s brain showed ‘severe’ case of CTE: Lawyer

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His...