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KEY LARGO, Fla. (Reuters) - More residents who had fled the Florida Keys ahead of Hurricane Irma were allowed to return to their homes on Saturday, as authorities prepared to reopen Key West at the en
A new study finds that while young kids may feel safer going down a slide on a parent's lap, this common practice actually raises their risk for harm.
Let them take transit. Recently, Adrian Crook, a father of five and author of the popular Vancouver blog 5 Kids 1 Condo, made headlines across the country after the ministry of children and family dev
The number of American workers with high-deductible health insurance plans rose by 3.2 percent in 2016 -- reaching 24.8 million, new research reports.
Not everyone has the time or desire to join a fitness centre. Luckily, outfitting a home gym has become easier with more affordable equipment and the advent of functional training. If you’re thi
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Officials from more than 30 nations that signed onto a 2015 landmark pact to fight climate change gathered in Montreal on Saturday, their first meeting since the United States las
(Reuters) - A weather system about 655 miles (1,055 km) west-southwest of the Cabo Verde islands has strengthened to become Tropical Storm Lee, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.
(Reuters) - Hurricane Jose's center is forecast to pass well east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on
Easing the stress of getting your kids up for school and out the door.
(Reuters) - Activists in Washington state plan to launch a protest flotilla on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean's Puget Sound over the accidental release of tens of thousands of farm-raised Atlantic salm
High technology equipment has made a huge difference in the survival of the frailest and tiniest of premature babies. But the latest evidence shows that having the proper environment in neonatal
(Reuters) - A tropical storm warning was issued on Saturday for the southern Baja California peninsula as Hurricane Norma churns in the Pacific Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Southwestern parts of Japan were bracing on Saturday for further heavy rain and high winds as Typhoon Talim moved closer to the country's main islands, having forced the evacuation o
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Storm Norma became a hurricane on Friday evening as it barreled towards the southernmost reaches of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said
This week DR MAX looks at why people in the UK are among the most depressed in the Western world. That is despite this country having a relatively high standard of living.
Scientists at the University of Northumbria asked 30 men aged between 18 and 28, who work out at least twice a week, to do 100 intensive jump exercises.
A growing number of children and teens are turning up in emergency rooms dependent on opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin, a new study finds.
While more and more people are turning to intermittent fasting to lose weight, nutritionist Rob Hobson of Healthspan warns you need to choose the right numbers to fit in with your day-to-day life.
One sufferer of the pregnancy illness describes how difficult it made her daily life.
Cancer deaths are down by 35 percent for children and 25 percent for adults in the US, new research from the American Association for Cancer Research.
“We feel we have found a number of elements to charge a certain number of athletes,” said a member of the I.O.C.’s executive board.
It’s not surprising that so many snorers search for solutions on the chemist’s shelves. But they may well be wasting their time — and money, says Dr Mike Dilkes.
Indian Health Service sets standards for patient wait times more than year after being criticized by government watchdog for doing poor job tracking them
BOSTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday the agency is working on a new policy that would encourage more compounding pharmacies to register under a law enact
(Reuters Health) - Even though people are born with microbes in their mouth that they inherited from their parents, these bacteria aren’t associated with toothaches and cavities, a recent study sugg
NEWMARKET, Ont. - Health officials say a bat has tested positive for the rabies virus in Richmond Hill, Ont. — the first confirmed rabies case in York Region this year. The ......
Physical aggression among people with dementia is not unusual. A study showed that one-third of patients with the diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive
A lack of sleep is associated with more absence and teens turn up jet lagged to school on Mondays, as shown in new research.
The presence of DNA in mammalian cell cytoplasm triggers an immune response by binding to a dimeric enzyme, which inserts between DNA double helices to form the “rungs” of a ladder-like structure,
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's seniors advocate says half the seniors living in provincial residential care facilities rate their quality of care as good or excellent, but almost as many say ......
A study found that people with a high ratio of two gut bacteria lost more weight than those with a low ratio.
DOWN AND AT ’EM: Trousers descended and $125,000 was raised at the Vancouver Rowing Club recently. That’s where Yongku Jung and Mikhail Zalesky staged the fourth-annual Pants Off night to
OTTAWA - Health Canada is taking the final steps toward a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in Canadian diets. The department says it is banning partially hydrogenated ......
The picture that B.C. seniors paint of daily life within 292 of the province’s licensed residential care facilities is bleak even though the majority feel safe and believe they are being looked
Researchers from Columbia University created a skin patch to help target fat-burning in problem areas such as love handles. Mice who tested the patch lost 20 percent of their fat.
A groundbreaking new survey from the Office of the Seniors Advocate has been met with support from B.C.’s largest industry association representing the seniors-care sector. Every
Scientists say a new study indicates that the excessive burst of new brain cells after a traumatic head injury that researchers have traditionally believed helped in recovery could instead lead to epi
Researchers have discovered that the fat-metabolism in the cells takes place simultaneously with a detoxification of the harmful substances from the blood sugar, which can avert the damage that can in
(Reuters Health) - Virtual reality games might help ease pain not just by distracting players from what ails them, but also by triggering changes in the brain, a recent research review suggests.
Scientists have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world.
More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation's medical schools, researc
Only seven states in the US have mandatory paid sick leave laws, yet, 15 states have passed preemptive legislation prohibiting localities from passing sick leave. Paid sick leave is gaining momentum a
Biologists have identified the composition of 'virus-like particles' (VLPs) found in the venom of a wasp that is a parasite of fruit flies. Invisible to the eye, wasp VLPs suppress the flies' immune r
Nutritionist Rob Hobson and psychologist Dr Meg Arroll, of UK-based Healthspan, outline their step-by-step guide to making sure you stick with your health kick.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Friday it plans to sell Obamacare health plans in 68 cities and counties in Virginia next year, covering the only remaining U.S. counties t
'We found rates varied across the country, but interestingly they were generally lower in the largest cities, such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver'
It may seem like the safer choice, but researchers say young children who go down a playground slide on a parent's lap are at risk of a broken leg or ......
A woman says her teenage daughter was raped by another patient at an Atlanta area psychiatric hospital where the teen was receiving treatment following a previous sexual assault
University College London scientists found that such biomarkers have 'no relation' to happiness in later life - contradicting a host of evidence stating the opposite.
Imagine using a medicated skin patch to burn off areas of unwanted fat, including those "love handles."
(Reuters Health) - Oral food challenges at the doctor’s office are a safe way to diagnose food allergies, a U.S. study suggests.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Friday that it plans to sell Obamacare health plans in 68 cities and counties in Virginia next year, covering the only remaining U.S. counti
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