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The amount of foods containing sugars or other carbohydrates that a woman eats has nothing to do with whether she will start experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), researchers say.

Posted: February 22, 2018, 5:10 pm

Antidepressants can be an effective tool to treat major depression, but this does not necessarily mean antidepressants should always be the first line of treatment, researcher says.

Posted: February 22, 2018, 3:58 pm
Katie Meisner, physician recruitment

For five years in a row, Nova Scotia has seen more doctors leave than arrive. The pressure is on for a newly hired recruiting team to turn the loss into a positive, but the team has work to do to catch up with the rest of the country.

Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:00 am

Clinics around Toronto are telling CBC News that more and more women in their early-to-mid 20s are getting Botox injections and other cosmetic procedures. And at least one expert says it could be due to growing pressure to look their best on social media.

Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:00 am
Monica Black's colonic

Former customers of two colon cleansing services in Thunder Bay, Ont. are getting tested for HIV and Hepatitis B and C after complaints of poor hygiene practices at the businesses. Health experts says there is no scientific evidence to support such practices, and that they can be risky.

Posted: February 22, 2018, 9:00 am
Cynthia Thibaudeau

A Gatineau, Que., man is looking for answers from hospital officials after his 39-year-old wife visited four hospitals in three days before dying following an initial diagnosis of the flu.

Posted: February 22, 2018, 9:00 am
Broken heart

You're probably reaching for them when you have a headache or when that old knee injury flares up. But over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be affecting your thoughts and emotions, too.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:36 pm
hospital bathroom

A Sudbury Ont., man recently spent almost two weeks in a hospital bathroom while being treated for a back injury, according to a local member of provincial parliament.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:30 pm
Rachel Farrar and her 19-month-old son Daniel

If you have a five-month-old baby, sleep might be a rare luxury in your home, and Rachel Farrar knows that all too well.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:06 pm
Pacemaker size over 60 years

The increasing popularity of devices using software and wireless communications has created a rising risk that hackers might reprogram devices to make them work improperly, cardiologists say.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:56 pm
Marijuana smoking

Cannabis consumption has more than doubled among Canadians 15 and older over a 30-year span, according to a new Statistics Canada report.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 2:26 pm
Anne-Marie Nicol

SFU public health researcher Anne-Marie Nicol suspects residents on Vancouver's North Shore and the Sea-to-Sky corridor are at risk of radon exposure.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 1:00 pm
Hugo Roy

When 11-year-old Hugo Roy can't go to school because he's undergoing chemotherapy, a robot attends class for him.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:00 am
Ryan Mclennan

The head of the Kidney Foundation in Calgary says the family that put up billboards seeking donors is helping everyone waiting for a transplant.

Posted: February 20, 2018, 8:46 pm
Diet Weight Gain

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles.

Posted: February 20, 2018, 7:46 pm
Gwen Devereaux

From matchmaking to babysitting, the physician recruiter in Goderich, Ont., went to elaborate lengths to convince doctors to move to the small town.

Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:00 am
Courtney Cornelius

The closure of maternity wards in rural communities across Canada has forced some women to travel hundreds of kilometres and pay thousands of dollars to deliver their babies.

Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:00 am
Natural health vitamins and supplements stock image

Vitamins produced by a B.C. company are being recalled because they may contain small pieces of glass.

Posted: February 20, 2018, 1:00 am
Acne Selfies

In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients' risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 per cent compared to the general population, according to a new study.

Posted: February 19, 2018, 4:32 pm
Facing Race FINAL

Three town halls. Nine stories. One big look at important issues of race in Canada.

Posted: February 9, 2018, 6:16 pm
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