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Marijuana smoker

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada launches campaign to warn pregnant and breastfeeding women about the potential dangers of cannabis use.

Posted: April 20, 2018, 9:30 pm
Anke Zimmermann

The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation.

Posted: April 20, 2018, 7:12 pm
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A glimpse at the cold calculations required to make profitable drug investments in new genetic technologies such as gene therapy.

Posted: April 20, 2018, 4:41 pm
4/20 on Parliament Hill

Emma Boniface is scheduled to take the stage Friday at Ottawa's annual 420 rally on Parliament Hill to speak about the power of pot for her family.

Posted: April 20, 2018, 4:21 pm

The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month.

Posted: April 20, 2018, 4:14 pm
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Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she's open to discussion on decriminalizing small quantities of drugs — but her government has no immediate plans to follow through.

Posted: April 20, 2018, 8:00 am

Whenever a controversy about homeopathy pops up, Health Canada is stuck: either it affirms the alleged effectiveness of these products despite the total lack of scientific evidence, or it concedes that it has been green-lighting silly water as a health product in its role as a government regulator.

Posted: April 20, 2018, 8:00 am

A national school walkout begins Friday in the United States, on the 19th anniversary of Columbine and in the wake of February's shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Posted: April 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Bajau diver

Overall, the Bajau divers had spleens about 50 per cent larger than nearby seaside villagers who do not dive, researchers find.

Posted: April 19, 2018, 5:09 pm
Samuel Ross DOUCETT

A U.S. foundation started nearly 20 years ago to collect information about sudden, unexplained deaths among children is still looking for answers.

Posted: April 19, 2018, 3:56 pm
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More than one in three deliveries in B.C. hospitals were by C-section last year, the highest rate of surgical birth in Canada, new national data reveals.

Posted: April 19, 2018, 2:00 pm
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Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively co-operated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, according to a newly published academic paper.

Posted: April 19, 2018, 1:59 pm
Marilin States

Among the advertisements for provinces and regions at a rural doctors' meeting in St. John's, the small town of Creston, B.C., made sure it was known that it, too, is in the market for more physicians.

Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:30 am
Emergency services tribute at Humboldt Broncos crash site

Paramedics, firefighters and police officers who responded to the horrific crash in rural Saskatchewan are in the midst of debriefings to help them talk about what happened, but agencies emphasize that post-traumatic stress symptoms can take weeks, months, or years to appear.

Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:00 am

An innovative dementia therapy tool is making its way to Canada. The BikeAround is a device that combines a stationary bike, Google Street View and a dome-shaped projector to give users a virtual ride down memory lane.

Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:00 am
Prescription pill pile

A parliamentary committee has delivered its report on pharmacare, and it's recommending an expansion of the Canada Health Act to include prescription drugs dispensed outside of hospital settings.

Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:10 pm
Elderly walk in garden

Small steps could literally add up to better health for some, according to a new report from Statistics Canada on the sedentary behaviour of adults.

Posted: April 18, 2018, 8:52 pm
Take-home naloxone kit

The rapid expansion of a program that hands out an overdose-reversing drug significantly reduced the number of fentanyl-related deaths in 2016 in B.C., according to a new study.

Posted: April 18, 2018, 8:09 pm
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Beatrice Janyk started giving blood after her late husband nearly died from the blood he received after a sawmill accident.

Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:22 pm
Pregnant belly

Biomedical ethics experts envision dozens of choices for which of your embryos should be placed in the womb to become your child in 20 to 40 years.

Posted: April 18, 2018, 3:02 pm
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