Saturday, December 15, 2018

‘It never killed anybody’: Is this drink really a new ‘alcohol alternative’?

Shot-sized bottle. Fancy label. Clearish-yellow liquid. It looks like the single-serving bottles of rum or vodka near the checkout of your local liquor store. But...

Ebola spreads to major Congo city

The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an...

Federal health research agency racks up big expenses after scientists reject web meetings

A federal agency that funds medical science is racking up large travel and hospitality bills after Canadian researchers snubbed a plan to replace face-to-face...

Why hazing continues despite physical and mental health consequences

It's been called a rite of passage, a bonding ritual, a way to initiate novice members into a fraternity, elite sports team or military...

Former firefighter pushes for stronger carbon monoxide laws across Canada after multiple poisonings

A former firefighter who lost four family members to carbon monoxide poisoning is urging Canadians to be aware of the risks and take the...

Couple charged in child’s death want millions from Alberta government for their defence

The Alberta couple accused of causing their son's death by refusing to take the sick boy to a doctor wants their trial delayed until...

Despite concerns, opioids remain legitimate pain medications, says Health Canada

Health Canada says it is in the process of reviewing risk-management plans for high-dosage opioid treatments, which could potentially lead to the recall of some pills...

India’s polluted air claimed 1.24 million lives last year, study says

India's toxic air claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017, or 12.5 per cent of total deaths recorded that year, according to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health on...

Alberta boy with thyroid cancer runs, plays after taking U.S.-approved drug

This winter, Kayley Leeds can watch her nine-year-old ski and run around with his siblings, but a year and a half ago, her little boy...

Talcum powder may be associated with respiratory illness and possibly ovarian cancer, Health Canada...

Consumers are being warned to avoid inhaling talcum powder or using the products on female genitals, as exposure may cause potentially serious respiratory effects...