Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Type 2 diabetes in cats a near purr-fect match to human version

Any pet owner can tell you, pets become part of the family. And for all of the differences between you and, say, your dog...

Doctors warn of heart risk from some breast cancer therapies

Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side-effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments...

Breast cancer surgery patient advises medical students, ‘You need heart and you need compassion’

"You go first." In a west-end Toronto pinball parlour, Jennifer Schultz, 45, is engaged in an intense game of Whirlwind with her 12-year-old, daughter Jameson. "You got...

Women are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease, new report says

Women urgently need to catch up to men in Canada's health-care system because they are suffering and dying unnecessarily from heart disease, according to a new report. Heart...

How to avoid a hookworm skin infection on your next vacation

The experience of a Windsor, Ont., couple who returned from a Caribbean vacation with their feet severely infected with parasitic worms is a cautionary...

How to avoid the hookworm skin infection on your next winter vacation to Mexico...

The experience of a Windsor, Ont., couple who returned from a Caribbean vacation with their feet severely infected with parasitic worms is a cautionary...

Doctors who object to assisted dying and other treatments on moral grounds must give...

An Ontario court says doctors who have a moral or religious objection to treatments such as assisted dying, contraception or abortions have to refer...

U.S. Centers for Disease Control head resigns amid controversy over tobacco stock

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest, government officials announced Wednesday. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's...

Global cancer survival rates improve, but wide gaps remain

Cancer patients' survival prospects are improving, even for some of the deadliest types such as lung cancer, but there are huge disparities between countries, particularly for children,...

‘Taking control of your destiny:’ B.C. man shares story of wife’s assisted death

When Dave Miller first spotted his future wife in a military mess hall, he thought she was the most gorgeous girl he had ever seen. More...