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With a long winter behind us, most Canadians are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. Whether you’re hiking, camping or just being lazy at the lake, health experts say...
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For the study, researchers examined the Medicare prescription files of over 3.7 million Americans, identified chronic users of prescription opioids — those with prescriptions lasting 90 days or longer —...
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“The dots don’t connect, ” said Dr. Hakique Virani, a public health and addictions specialist at the University of Alberta. Prescriptions for opioids are already going down, government statistics show. “It’s...
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Using non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs NSAIDs around the time of conception significantly increases the risk of miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy, a study suggests. Researchers compared...
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A former nursing student in Hong Kong killed her parents before taking her own life on June 17, leaving behind a suicide note that indicated she was tormented by her...
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ORILLIA, Ont. A central Ontario dentist is defending his practice after public health officials said two patients who had received dental services at his clinic tested positive for hepatitis...
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TORONTO Ontario s doctors, who have been without a physician services agreement for four years, say they have agreed to return to the bargaining table after the incoming Progressive...
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New U.S. research has found that neck pain caused by using iPads and tablets could be affecting women more than men and that poor posture is the biggest factor...
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The number of Canadians opting for medically assisted death rose 29 per cent between the first and last six months of 2017, according to new numbers released on Thursday by Health...
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HALIFAX Nova Scotia says more than 150 nursing home residents are suffering from serious bedsores, as a union proposes legislation to improve care following the death of a 40 year old woman...
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On Monday, the WHO announced “gender incongruence, ” the organization’s definition for someone who identified differently from the sex they were assigned at birth, will be taken out of the mental...
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The latest report says that a total of 3, 714 Canadians have ended their lives with the help of doctor or nurse practitioner since medically assisted dying became legal. Published Thursday,...
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A Russian woman went to the ophthalmologist after she noticed some lumps on her face — lumps that turned out to be a parasitic worm . The lumps had been...
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This undated photo provided by Mount Sinai Health System shows slices of human brains in the Mount Sinai Brain Bank that researchers are using to study Alzheimer s disease. Mount...
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With the news of more than over the last six weeks, some health experts say this could lead to several psychological issues down the road. “This trauma can interfere...
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In this photo taken Sunday, May 20, 2018, a team from Medecins Sans Frontieres Doctors Without Borders dons protective clothing and equipment as they prepare to treat Ebola patients in...
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MONTPELIER, Vt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. Maple syrup producers had rallied against...
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ORILLIA, Ont. Public health officials in Orillia, Ont., are recommending patients of a local dental clinic get checked for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after two people tested...
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Those who are overweight in their twenties and go on to become obese later in life are more likely to develop cancer of either the esophagus or upper stomach, suggests...
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Prominent pediatricians are warning that the trauma that migrant children are experiencing from being forcibly separated from their parents could cause the children lifelong psychological damage. Dr. Colleen Kraft, the...