OTTAWA - It is indefensible that Health Canada has failed to register the opioid Tramadol under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, a drug-safety researcher says, noting the department explored m
THONYOR, South Sudan (Reuters) - Like thousands of other South Sudanese families caught up in famine, Sara Dit and her 10 children are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the riv
An elderly Victoria man spent some of his final moments on a gruelling trip out of his care home after the facility said it wasn’t ready to host medically assisted deaths.
With so many people touting the benefits of yoga, you have to wonder whether it’s deserving of its reputation as a cure-all for just about everything. From claims of relieving the aches and
VANCOUVER - Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia's overdose crisis are slipping
More than 8,400 radiology exams are being reviewed after inconsistencies were found in the reading and reporting of medical images at a Terrace hospital. The Northern Health authority s
MIT researchers find that sneeze droplets spread farther than previously thought — aided by a swirling puff cloud
It was Tuesday morning at the Plaza del Sol in San Pancho, Mexico and a three-piece band was playing while tourists and locals wandered in and out of vendor stalls at the weekly farmer’s market.
Eat better, drink less, exercise more, sleep enough: it’s common advice for heart health — and it’s frequently ignored. Few North American adults meet the standards for healthy level
SURREY, B.C. - Health Canada tests have confirmed the presence of dangerous substances laced into other illicit drugs in two B.C. communities.
The RCMP say pebble heroin seized in Surrey last Decembe
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Thursday said it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts related to the drugmaker's support for organizations that provide financ
CALGARY - The painful death of a diabetic boy who was so emaciated he appeared mummified could have been avoided if his parents had not isolated and neglected him for years, a judge said Friday in fin
With the advent of communication technologies such as smartphones and laptop computers in modern workplaces, most careers are now considered to be knowledge work. Whatever industry we find ourselves i
USDA warning public about possible listeria contamination in PREMO Brand wraps from JLM Manufacturing of Shelby Twp.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Proposals in Congress that would effectively end Medicaid expansion in 31 U.S. states would cost those states at least $32 billion altogether in 2019, according to a report releas
CALGARY - A judge has ruled that the parents of a diabetic boy who died of starvation and lack of treatment are guilty of first-degree murder.
Justice Karen Horner said 15-year-old Alexandru's painfu
(Reuters Health) - Pay attention to the ingredients of bug sprays and other repellents, because they're not equally effective at warding off mosquitoes that carry diseases like Zika virus, researchers
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Oklahoma's oil and gas regulator on Friday issued a wider directive limiting future increases in wastewater disposal underground in another effort to address a rash of temblors tha
Bioengineers have developed a new tool to identify RNA-DNA interactions. The tool can provide a full account of all the RNA molecules that interact with a segment of DNA, as well as the locations of a
(Reuters Health) - Men with a history of heavy drinking are more likely to have stiff walls in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, an important measure of heart risk, according to a recent st
The forecast for the night — especially if you like magnanimous mounds of powder (I do) — was promising. The app on my phone said 33 centimetres was in the cards. But, sleeping like bugs i
TORONTO - Public health officials and infectious disease experts are urging Canadians to check that their vaccinations are up to date as clusters of mumps are investigated in Ontario and Alberta, and
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday proposed spending $437 million for flood control and emergency response and preparedness, days after damage at the country's ta
Sun Run – Start of Week 4 Already the start of week 4 of my 13-week Sun Run Training program! I was looking forward to this week’s clinic since I was out of town last week. Well, it
(Reuters Health) - Opioid pain relievers such as codeine and hydrocodone often aren’t stored safely in households with children, according to a new study.
(Reuters Health) - Children born with heart defects, even minor ones, perform worse than other kids on third-grade reading and math tests, a new study finds.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Sequoia Fund, known for its ties to Warren Buffett, of recklessly making a huge, disastrous investment in Valeant Pharm
(Reuters Health) - For mountain climbers and hikers, injuries often include broken bones, sprains and skin wounds, but many don’t carry the right supplies for the injuries and illnesses they are most
Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with white and middle-aged Americans bearing much of the brunt, a new report shows.
Researchers at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, have mapped out the biggest danger zones - and it all boils down to an area you might think would be the cleanest of all.
Male stroke patients are more than twice as likely as females to get clot-busting stroke treatment within 30 minutes of hospital arrival, a new study reports.
Children who spend more than eight hours in childcare are the most stressed, based on saliva samples taken by Norwegian researchers and tested for the stress hormone cortisol.
The drug now accounts for a quarter of overdose deaths, according to the new CDC data, which offer a glimpse into the scale of America's current addiction epidemic.
Alex Goodwin, from Rugby, England, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma last year after months of agony in his joints and muscles. He is mid treatment in Kansas - but may be forced home.