As the blazing Belizian sun shone down on the ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha, my husband and I huffed and puffed our way up the steep uneven steps leading to the pinnacle of the Temple of the Sun God.
After a chilly, snowy and blowy winter, it’s time to pull the chair back from the desk, go outside, tackle a new activity and get the heart pumping. Jumping into water you have never jumped into
(Reuters) - A dangerous storm front will thrash the U.S. midsection over the weekend with torrential rainfall, damaging winds and large hail that will leave behind the threat of flooding throughout th
The numbers are indeed shocking. Someone in Canada develops dementia every five minutes. Alzheimer’s took my beloved mom. My aunt. And my grandmother. And I’m probably next. There is no do
The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care is calling for a moratorium on Saskatchewan’s decision to eliminate spiritual care funding until the new provincewide health region can conduct a revi
SASKATOON - The Saskatchewan Medical Association is calling on the provincial government to make wearing a helmet mandatory for all cyclists in the province.
Saskatoon physician Dr. Mahli Brindamour
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the ag
The review, conducted at King’s College London, found every relevant study of yoga over 20 years demonstrated improved PMT, and irregular and painful periods in women aged 45 and under.
MANILA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coasta
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Radius Health Inc's drug to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture or those who have failed other ther
(Reuters) - Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its lung cancer drug, almost three months after the company acquired the drug's deve
Some doctors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are abandoning an Island Health computer system in defiance of the health authority. The doctors say the IHealth system could cause dangerous drug dos
OTTAWA - A Toronto doctor who once likened assisted dying to Nazi genocide has been put in charge of a federally mandated process to determine whether Canadians should be able ......
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs, a step closer to outright legalization
TORONTO - The Ontario government is promising to soon make an abortion pill free for all women in the province.
Mifegymiso, known as RU-486 outside of Canada, is a combination of ...
The actual number of people injured by police has remained relatively constant over the past seven years, indicating this is a "longer-term phenomenon," a new study finds
Researchers have created an online relapse prevention tool for patients with bipolar disorder, or BD, to provide a "cheap, accessible option" for treatment.
Researchers in Korea and Utah performed brain scans to show obese people with type 2 diabetes had more severe abnormalities in brain structure compared to normal-weight people.
(Reuters Health) - Having a family history of prostate cancer doesn’t make it more risky for men with a new diagnosis of the disease to initially hold off on active treatment in favor of monitoring wi
Jackson, 19, has joined the National Association of School Psychologists in urging 'vulnerable' young people 'in a dark place' not to watch the hit Netflix show about suicide.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurers seeking regulatory approval for 2018 individual insurance plans can file two sets of premium rates as a way to deal with market uncertainty created by Republicans'
This week, B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) received a $200,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, to fund the expansion of their Dog Visitation Program.
A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen.
Rydapt has been approved by the FDA, in combination with chemotherapy, to treat adults with acute myeloid leukemia who have the specific genetic mutation FLT3.
Landon Carter, 7, from Salt Lake City, Utah, was born legally blind. But his favorite team, the Utah Jazz, have bought him some special glasses so he can now watch games with crystal-clear vision.
(Reuters Health) - Instead of eating less saturated fat and worrying about so-called bad cholesterol, a group of doctors suggests an alternative approach for preventing heart disease.
(Reuters Health) - Elderly people with hearing loss may have difficulty understanding speech in noisy healthcare settings - and the situation isn't helped when doctors speak fast and use medical jargo
VANCOUVER - New numbers from health officials and first responders in British Columbia confirm a provincewide drug overdose crisis shows no sign of abating.
BC Emergency Health Services says it respo
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A cluster of tremors shook central Chile on Friday afternoon, leaving locals worried that a bigger earthquake may be imminent and prompting some early closures of schools and work
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG's Rydapt as an initial treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as well as certain other blood disorders, the agency said on Fr
(Reuters) - U.S. gross natural gas output in the lower 48 states jumped by the most in almost three years to 80.2 billion cubic feet per day in February, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EI
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A weekend storm is expected to bring as much as a foot (30.5 cm) of snow to parts of the U.S. Plains winter wheat belt and heavy rain to the southern Midwest, stalling corn and soy
Dr Eric Topol, who works in La Jolla, California, was experiencing pain in his sides for several days. An ultrasound scanner connected to his phone revealed a swollen kidney, suggesting stones.
Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can survive within the ubiquitous soil protozoan, the amoeba, by producing proteins that protect against the latter microbe's digestion, repo