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The FDA announced a recall of numerous liquid pharmaceutical products because of possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections.
AIDS Saskatoon has developed pamphlets in Cree and Dene to teach people in central and northern Saskatchewan about HIV and Hepatitis C. “Aboriginal languages are on the rise, so it definite
KINOOSAO, Sask. - A small isolated community in northern Saskatchewan has been evacuated due to a forest fire. Steve Roberts of Saskatchewan Environment says the fire was within three kilometres of .
VANCOUVER - A former Canadian Football League star receiver who says he sustained "permanent and disabling" repetitive head trauma as a player has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to ...
Saskatoon residents now have a free and easy way to find the shortest line at a walk-in clinic.  Medimap.ca lists the current wait times of 14 of the 19 clinics in the city, and also notes w
A former star receiver for the B.C. Lions who says he sustained “permanent and disabling” repetitive head trauma as a player has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to allow his lawsuit agai
Bethany Gambardella-Greenway, 39, was diagnosed with stage 3-A melanoma 18 months after a misdiagnose from her dermatologist. The Texas mother-of-two is left with a scar on her head.
Replacing soda with water will help you lose 14 pounds a year, a new study has found. The average American drinks 150 calories from soda each day.
The researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas found blood flow in the putamen - an area of the brain associated with reward, learning and habits - was greater in users than nonusers.
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center found a way to test for bits of DNA released by dying tumor cells into a sufferer's blood.
With pancreatic-cancer patients facing the grimmest of all cancer prognoses, the B.C. Cancer Agency is ramping up research and protocols to provide more hope for such patients and their families. Abou
CALGARY - Alberta continues to see high numbers of overdose deaths related to fentanyl and other opioids. A second-quarter report for 2017 shows that 119 people died from an apparent fentanyl-related
Plant-based dietitian Julieanna Hever discusses healthy eating tips while traveling
(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S said on Wednesday its diabetes drug met the main goal of reducing glucose levels in patients in a key late-stage trial, setting the stage for it to become the new standard
Rebecca Savage, a mother-of-four from Granger, Indiana, lost two of her teenage sons (pictured left), Jack (left), 18, and Nick (right), 19, in one night after the boys overdosed on oxycodone.
(Reuters) - Hurricane Gert, swirling away from land in the Atlantic Ocean off Nova Scotia, strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Research shows some are more susceptible than others to overeating high-fat, high-sugar foods. Colorado State University food scientist Melissa Wdowik explores what drove Elvis's obsession.
Colorado-born Shannon, 20, and New Yorker Genna Gottschalk, 24, have both been sober for over a year but getting to that point wasn't always easy.
How to stay on track with your health while vacationing or traveling this summer.
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of Americans are needing intensive care for opioid overdoses and dying after receiving treatment for serious complications, a U.S. study suggests.
The city of Detroit is urging women to join SisterFriends, an effort that links pregnant Detroiters with female mentors             
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A test that scans blood for tumor-specific DNA identified early-stage cancer in more than half of 138 patients with the disease, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday, marking a n
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for the month of August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday.
The Foothills Hospital is getting a $500,000 investment in their neonatal intensive care unit, courtesy of Calbridge Homes. The influx will be a step forward in the plans to redevelop the NICU to acco
When is the addition of a hospital not the addition of a hospital? When it’s the subtraction of two hospitals.
Research shows some are more susceptible than others to overeating high-fat, high-sugar foods. Colorado State University food scientist Melissa Wdowik explores what drove Elvis's obsession.
A recent study by the National Institutes of Health has identified a new class of sensory neurons responsible for mechanical pain.
(Reuters) - A low pressure system about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles has a 40 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesd
Scientists reveal that a fault in the process that copies DNA during cell division can cause epigenetic changes that may be inherited for up-to five generations. They also identified the cause of thes
FREETOWN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Facing the threat of disease, Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, one of Africa's w
Austrian authorities have ordered a recall of a cancer medication that was put on the market without proper approval
(Reuters Health) - Every year, an estimated 2 million people diagnosed with mental illness are jailed in the U.S., and soon after they’re released, many wind up behind bars again.
A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests.
Researchers at Stanford University have found that lab-grown astrocytes, star-shaped brain cells, develop at the same rate as human astrocyte cells in the body.
Well-designed online education can decrease the rate of nonadministration of prescribed and necessary doses of blood thinners to prevent potentially lethal blood clots in hospitalized patients.
More than 70 per cent of respondents to a new survey reported a history of grooming, with one in four groomers reporting at least one injury
Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or something else can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to catch the disease early _ using a "signature" of molecules in patients' bl
Research has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.
The majority of current cancer immunotherapies focus on PD-L1. This well-studied protein turns out to be controlled by a partner, CMTM6, a previously unexplored molecule that is now suddenly also a po
New research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment -- it is a by-product of an essential reaction inside our own cells. This could provide n
After decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain development, a team of scientists examined
We spoke to Steve Moyer, celebrity trainer to Zoe Saldana, about his seven rules on how to get fit. He says to find a goal that you want to work towards to help inspire you to stay active in your da
It’s complicated, we know. That’s why we have asked leading UK relationship therapist Andrew G Marshall for advice on how to break up when there are children involved.
Ottawa man convicted of pedophile offences says he's overcome interest in children. But a Toronto researcher says the program 'gives me the heebee-jeebies'
Should you consider trimming or shaving "down there," proceed with care -- a new study finds injuries tied to pubic hair grooming are more common than you might think.
LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A synthetic psychoactive drug linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be a fund-raising tool and stimulant for Islamist militants is more dangerous than pre
Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 -- The rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds.
Organizations like these aren't the solution to chronic organ shortages, writes British medical school bioethicist
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium will seek damages over a contamination scandal that saw millions of chicken eggs pulled from supermarket shelves there and in other countries, authorities said on Wednesda
Scientists have identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in a related genetic disorder, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), found in some ALS pa
University of California San Diego researchers have identified targetable genetic alterations in patients with a rare cancer using biopsies of the blood.
Cholera has infected half a million people in Yemen so far this year.
Working with fruit flies, scientists have identified different labels that attract and control specific nerves. In theory, the 'right' labels may re-form nervous connections if delivered to the site o
Reuters Health - New research clarifies the benefits of having utilities replace municipal lead water-service lines, even when the pipe that enters a home continues to be made of the metal that can im
MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to ...
FREDERICTON - The New Brunswick government is now making publicly funded vaccine available for young children. It is one of the last provinces to publicly fund the vaccine. Rotavirus causes severe
Belgium's Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme says the government will join in legal action against those responsible for the egg contamination scandal, which has hit at least 17 countries
Case Western Reserve University researchers have developed a new method to make magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, multicolor to improve disease detection.
An American Medical Association said that few injuries resulting from pubic hair grooming require medical attention but those that do are 'severe' and can require surgical treatment.
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