Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Quebec tightening control on sales of high-alcohol mixed drinks

Quebec is moving to ban the sale of pre-mixed malt-based beverages containing more than seven per cent alcohol from anywhere other than the provincial...

Hip and waist size may play role in heart attack risk for women, study...

While obesity is associated with an increased risk for heart attacks, a new study suggests that hip and waist size may play a bigger...

Men don’t need routine digital rectal exams at family doctor to screen for prostate...

Men don't need to receive routine digital rectal exams to screen for prostate cancer from their family doctors, a new review of the medical...

Edmonton in-vitro patient in 4-year battle to learn fate of unused embryo

A woman who underwent in-vitro fertilization at an Edmonton clinic has been unable to confirm the whereabouts of her leftover embryo — four years...

Artists fine-tune their bodies at specialized Toronto clinic

Steve Thomas remembers the day in 1992 when his entire right side seized up. "All of a sudden I lost co-ordination between my hands and...

SECOND OPINION | A drug that’s like buying a house every year

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...

Invasive Group A strep cases rising, but the reason is a medical mystery

It's been just over a year since a common type of bacteria that lives all around us — usually harmlessly — changed Cari Kirkness's life...

The backlash against Weight Watchers’ program for teens is an absurd overreaction

There's an odd tension when it comes to confronting society's alarming rate of obesity. How do we tackle the steady, worrying rise in those...

‘Into the dark’: With just months to go before legalization, federal government funds marijuana...

With the legalization of recreational cannabis use just months away, the federal government is "stepping a little into the dark," according to the scientist...

City of Vancouver calls for decriminalization of drug possession

With overdose deaths once again on the rise in Vancouver, the city is calling on the federal government to immediately decriminalize the personal possession of...