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knee arthritis

A new study of old skeletons suggests that the recent increase in arthritis is about lifestyle, not aging or obesity.

knee arthritis

A new study of old skeletons suggests that the recent increase in arthritis is about lifestyle, not aging or obesity.

Posted: 19-08-2017
Food Guide 20161024

Health Canada wants to assure the public it has taken steps to ensure its Food Guide consultations are free of potential conflicts-of-interest.

Food Guide 20161024

Health Canada wants to assure the public it has taken steps to ensure its Food Guide consultations are free of potential conflicts-of-interest.

Posted: 18-08-2017
Employment Costs

Is standing the new sitting? a study suggests excessive standing also has adverse health effects.

Employment Costs

Is standing the new sitting? a study suggests excessive standing also has adverse health effects.

Posted: 18-08-2017
physiotherapy

A man with a lengthy history of faking his physiotherapy credentials, including during his time in the Canadian Forces, was until recently working under an assumed name as a manager in Atlantic Canada's largest hospital system, CBC News has learned.

physiotherapy

A man with a lengthy history of faking his physiotherapy credentials, including during his time in the Canadian Forces, was until recently working under an assumed name as a manager in Atlantic Canada's largest hospital system, CBC News has learned.

Posted: 18-08-2017
Ssudan20

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says a federal program to match donations for the East African famine generated $21.3 million from Canadians.

Ssudan20

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says a federal program to match donations for the East African famine generated $21.3 million from Canadians.

Posted: 17-08-2017
EpiPen

Mylan finalizes settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen.

EpiPen

Mylan finalizes settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen.

Posted: 17-08-2017
Science Says Reacting to DNA

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

Science Says Reacting to DNA

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

Posted: 17-08-2017
Mousse cake recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling a number of raspberry mousse cakes due to norovirus.

Mousse cake recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling a number of raspberry mousse cakes due to norovirus.

Posted: 17-08-2017
online pharmacy

Denying workers a choice in where they can buy their prescription drugs can save companies money, but many workers say the choice is simply too important.

online pharmacy

Denying workers a choice in where they can buy their prescription drugs can save companies money, but many workers say the choice is simply too important.

Posted: 16-08-2017
MED-Zika Mosquito-5 Things

Two adult Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, were recently trapped in the area. The insects could have been transported by cross-border traffic or may have established a colony and survived the mild winter.

MED-Zika Mosquito-5 Things

Two adult Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, were recently trapped in the area. The insects could have been transported by cross-border traffic or may have established a colony and survived the mild winter.

Posted: 16-08-2017
Marci O'Connor

Marci O'Connor, a Quebec mother of two teenagers, struggles with her confident, independent self and recurring loneliness — feelings that psychologists say are increasingly posing public health challenges.

Marci O'Connor

Marci O'Connor, a Quebec mother of two teenagers, struggles with her confident, independent self and recurring loneliness — feelings that psychologists say are increasingly posing public health challenges.

Posted: 16-08-2017
APTOPIX Needles Everywhere

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.

APTOPIX Needles Everywhere

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.

Posted: 16-08-2017
Naloxone

A Gatineau-based nursing professor says it's proving "impossible" to find naloxone in the city — and across the rest of Quebec, too — and is calling on the provincial government to step up.

Naloxone

A Gatineau-based nursing professor says it's proving "impossible" to find naloxone in the city — and across the rest of Quebec, too — and is calling on the provincial government to step up.

Posted: 16-08-2017
Nathanael Carly White

Carly White woke up in a hospital with a piece of her brain removed and no recollection of how she got there. Now, she is warning others to not ignore symptoms of what could be a stroke.

Nathanael Carly White

Carly White woke up in a hospital with a piece of her brain removed and no recollection of how she got there. Now, she is warning others to not ignore symptoms of what could be a stroke.

Posted: 16-08-2017
95679289

Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according to a new review.

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Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according to a new review.

Posted: 15-08-2017
Gordie Gosse

A study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed a significant rise in the proportion of oral cancers caused by the HPV in Canada.

Gordie Gosse

A study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed a significant rise in the proportion of oral cancers caused by the HPV in Canada.

Posted: 15-08-2017
Mifegymiso

A policy that women had to take the abortion pill in front of their doctor was changed in May, but the change has led to confusion for pharmacists.

Mifegymiso

A policy that women had to take the abortion pill in front of their doctor was changed in May, but the change has led to confusion for pharmacists.

Posted: 15-08-2017
Project Give 2016 - Dash and Dish

An unhealthy diet is not just a result of food insecurity but also of the stigma that surrounds it, believes Guelph researcher Kelly Hodgins. “Our societal discourses, assumptions and judgements against those living in poverty are actually helping to maintain this inequality."

Project Give 2016 - Dash and Dish

An unhealthy diet is not just a result of food insecurity but also of the stigma that surrounds it, believes Guelph researcher Kelly Hodgins. “Our societal discourses, assumptions and judgements against those living in poverty are actually helping to maintain this inequality."

Posted: 15-08-2017
woods-tiger

When injured elite athletes talk about using platelet-rich plasma, the coverage rarely discusses the limitations or efficacy of the technique, a new study suggests.

woods-tiger

When injured elite athletes talk about using platelet-rich plasma, the coverage rarely discusses the limitations or efficacy of the technique, a new study suggests.

Posted: 15-08-2017
Chuck Gray and son Bryce

Northern Health, which runs hospitals in northwest, B.C., is looking into why it took four hospital visits over four days for doctors to confirm that a Hazelton, B.C., man had suffered at least two strokes.

Chuck Gray and son Bryce

Northern Health, which runs hospitals in northwest, B.C., is looking into why it took four hospital visits over four days for doctors to confirm that a Hazelton, B.C., man had suffered at least two strokes.

Posted: 15-08-2017