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There are three main types of carbs — starches, sugars and fibres. Starches are found in everything from potatoes to cereal to rice, while sugar occurs naturally in fruit and...
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Recreational marijuana has been illegal for a while, and when something’s illegal, there are bound to be a few myths about it. But since that changes in October and marijuana...
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An infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C., Sept. 5, 2013. AP / Gerry Broome CTVNews.ca...
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Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. Women take their temperatures and track their menstrual cycle on...
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Middle aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat heavy low carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in...
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Twice as many women as men experience phantom odours, perceiving an unpleasant or burning smell when no such actual odour is present. grinvalds/Istock Relaxnews Published Friday, August 17, 2018...
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A new online petition penned by a nurse working at the McGill University Health Centre alleges there could be terrible consequences if medical students from Saudi Arabia are forced to...
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“If external, typically the glands of Zeis are involved … they produce oil for the lashes, ” he explained. “If internal, typically the meibomian glands are involved; they produce oil to...
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The human health effects of glyphosate are highly debated, with some health advocates saying it’s known to cause cancers and others arguing there is no associated risk. “There are over 800...
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HALIFAX A transgender activist has filed a human rights complaint against the Nova Scotia Department of Health, saying it s unfair the province covers breast removal surgeries for transgender...
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New U.S. research has found that exposing children to secondhand smoke can increase their risk of death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD death in adulthood, with adults exposed to...
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Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine was hit and got a concussion in 2017. Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are associated with a higher risk of suicide, according to a...
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U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary...
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TORONTO A string of overdose deaths in a pocket of Canada s most populous city highlights the urgent need for new overdose prevention sites, an advocacy group said Wednesday,...
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TORONTO Google the word cannabis coupled with just about any disease arthritis, epilepsy, even cancer and there are all sorts of health claims made about what some...
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Generally speaking, when we hear the term “eating disorder, ” we usually think of either anorexia or bulimia. But laxative abuse is a prevalent disorder with grave risks that remains largely...
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A 28 year old hard contact lens was pulled out of a woman s eyelid. Doctors say it was largely intact in her eye, but cracked as they removed it. BMJ Case...
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Elaine St. Pierre, a territory manager with the organization, told CTV News Channel that vacations and back to school preparations can leave the country at risk of a blood shortage. The summer...
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Winnipegs regional health authority is grappling with an unprecedented spike in syphilis cases among some the citys most vulnerable populations. From 2008 to 2011, there were approximately 36 cases of...
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Toronto police are warning about a batch of dangerous narcotics being sold downtown after seven overdose deaths in the city since Aug. 2. Police say they believe the drugs responsible...