(Reuters) - CVS Health Corp said its pharmacy chain had removed artificial trans fats, which have been linked to rising rates of heart diseases, from its store-branded food products well ahead of a Ju
(Reuters) - Argos Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday that an independent data monitoring committee concluded that the company's experimental treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma would likely
According to experts from Ohio State University, chemical reactions in the body provide a mother with tell-tale signs of whether she's carrying a boy or a girl.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ratchet up planned steel production cuts and target illegal factories in an effort to reduce pollution during the winter, an official said on Wednesday.
(Reuters Health) - For men with low levels of testosterone, hormone-containing gels may offer a mixed bag of benefits and risks, according to a series of five new studies.
(Reuters Health) - Several lifestyle changes can improve outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis, but exercise is far and away the best habit to establish, researchers say.
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's auditor general says the province's largest health authority has fallen short on two-year-old recommendations on wait-time reporting for knee and hip surgeries.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Crop-destroying caterpillars known as armyworms have ravaged 63,000 hectares of maize in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo since December, causing local maize prices to tr
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam on Wednesday named for the first time 11 government, provincial and industry officials as being responsible for one of its worst environmental disasters, caused by a unit of
Watchara Nadee, from Thailand, discovered that he had cancer in his shoulder last year. He has access to medical insurance, but is limited to 100,000 Thai baht (£2,200) each year.
CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - Demonstrators near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline braced for a showdown with authorities on Wednesday, as protest leaders said at least some would defy a deadline
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has confirmed an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a duck farm in a southwestern county, its first such incident in 15 days, the farm ministry said
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Wednesday for urgent humanitarian aid for the starving people of South Sudan, saying millions risked being "condemned to death" by a famine in parts of
LONDON (Reuters) - Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having have evolved to resist widely used antibio
Louise and John Done have shared a heartbreaking image of the moment their baby died in their arms after being 'ravaged' by the meningitis they thought was a common cold.
The magazineís Ethicist columnist on whether itís okay to post composite ďpatientĒ reviews on a referral site or to fudge blood-iron readings to enable donations.
Research, published in the Annals of Oncology, suggests male death rates from cancer have dropped 8.2 per cent across Europe over the past five years, but for women they dropped just 3.6 per cent.
Being better educated will give you a better memory, but scientists now say it will not stop you losing it as you get older after a study of 11,000 people from University College London.
Women in South Korea are projected to reach 91 by 2030, mainly due to investments in their health care. While the US will have one of the lowest rates in the western world.
Thousands of new mothers with postnatal depression are being left to cope without medical care. Kerry Rose (pictured) was among those to receive 'zero compassion.'
Over a four-month period, a 39-year old BC man went doctor shopping to obtain opioids and other addictive drugs, finding 10 willing doctors to write a few dozen prescriptions and 10 pharmaci
Whether it's ditching resistance training, not tracking your portion sizes or relying too heavily on the scales, FEMAIL takes a look at the common reasons why you are not losing weight.
A new study has warned that the majority of off-label antidepressant prescriptions are lacking in strong scientific evidence. With off-label use comes an increased risk of adverse drug events.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A trade association representing General Motors Co , Toyota Motor Corp , Volkswagen AG and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scot
HealthDay News New research challenges the idea that parasites in cat droppings are linked to schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues.
B.C. patients and their family members or other advocates filed 8,896 complaints last year about their treatment and handling by staff in hospitals and other health facilities, according to the l
Flexitarians eat meat only occasionally, often saving it as a treat for the weekend or when they go out to eat. As a result, more than a third of evening meals now contain no meat at all.
VICTORIA - British Columbia's 2017-18 budget was announced Tuesday by Finance Minister Mike de Jong and elicited mixed reactions from interest groups across the province.
Carole James, Opposition NDP
VANCOUVER - The BC Coroners Service says it is investigating the death of a three-year-old girl at Abbotsford Regional Hospital earlier this month.
The service says Nimrat Kaur Gill's family took her
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did not present evidenc
LONDON (Reuters) - Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to plan for it, according to a larg
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday assured ethanol industry advocates of their importance in U.S. energy strategy in an apparent bid to quell concerns over potential changes to p
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that four men who took part in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last year in a land rights protest were on tri
VICTORIA - A look at some of the major elements of the B.C. government's 2017-18 budget introduced Tuesday by Finance Minister Mike de Jong:
Government departments will get almost $3 billi