About ten years ago, a study by the British Council determined that people in cities around the world were walking up to 30 per cent faster than they did back in the ’90s. The researchers found
As the blazing Belizian sun shone down on the ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha, my husband and I huffed and puffed our way up the steep uneven steps leading to the pinnacle of the Temple of the Sun God.
After a chilly, snowy and blowy winter, it’s time to pull the chair back from the desk, go outside, tackle a new activity and get the heart pumping. Jumping into water you have never jumped into
(Reuters) - A dangerous storm front will thrash the U.S. midsection over the weekend with torrential rainfall, damaging winds and large hail that will leave behind the threat of flooding throughout th
The numbers are indeed shocking. Someone in Canada develops dementia every five minutes. Alzheimer’s took my beloved mom. My aunt. And my grandmother. And I’m probably next. There is no do
The Canadian Association for Spiritual Care is calling for a moratorium on Saskatchewan’s decision to eliminate spiritual care funding until the new provincewide health region can conduct a revi
Surgeon Ian Paterson was convicted of intentionally wounding patients with unnecessary operations.
SASKATOON - The Saskatchewan Medical Association is calling on the provincial government to make wearing a helmet mandatory for all cyclists in the province.
Saskatoon physician Dr. Mahli Brindamour
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the ag
The review, conducted at King’s College London, found every relevant study of yoga over 20 years demonstrated improved PMT, and irregular and painful periods in women aged 45 and under.
Three vloggers are speaking directly to their mental illnesses.
A fusion of biology and technology is an "exciting glimpse" of medicine's future, scientists say.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Radius Health Inc's drug to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture or those who have failed other ther
(Reuters) - Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its lung cancer drug, almost three months after the company acquired the drug's deve
MANILA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Saturday, the country's seismology agency said, and the Pacific Tsunami Warnin
Some doctors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are abandoning an Island Health computer system in defiance of the health authority. The doctors say the IHealth system could cause dangerous drug dos
OTTAWA - A Toronto doctor who once likened assisted dying to Nazi genocide has been put in charge of a federally mandated process to determine whether Canadians should be able ......
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs, a step closer to outright legalization
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found a sharp increase in Medicare Part D and out-of-pocket spending on topical steroids.
TORONTO - The Ontario government is promising to soon make an abortion pill free for all women in the province.
Mifegymiso, known as RU-486 outside of Canada, is a combination of ...
The actual number of people injured by police has remained relatively constant over the past seven years, indicating this is a "longer-term phenomenon," a new study finds
Officials are concerned about fighting the disease.
Researchers have created an online relapse prevention tool for patients with bipolar disorder, or BD, to provide a "cheap, accessible option" for treatment.
Researchers in Korea and Utah performed brain scans to show obese people with type 2 diabetes had more severe abnormalities in brain structure compared to normal-weight people.
(Reuters Health) - Having a family history of prostate cancer doesn’t make it more risky for men with a new diagnosis of the disease to initially hold off on active treatment in favor of monitoring wi
Jackson, 19, has joined the National Association of School Psychologists in urging 'vulnerable' young people 'in a dark place' not to watch the hit Netflix show about suicide.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurers seeking regulatory approval for 2018 individual insurance plans can file two sets of premium rates as a way to deal with market uncertainty created by Republicans'
Doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions
Rydapt has been approved by the FDA, in combination with chemotherapy, to treat adults with acute myeloid leukemia who have the specific genetic mutation FLT3.
Landon Carter, 7, from Salt Lake City, Utah, was born legally blind. But his favorite team, the Utah Jazz, have bought him some special glasses so he can now watch games with crystal-clear vision.
Jurors have reached a verdict in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor who's also accused of bribing a U.S. senator
(Reuters Health) - Instead of eating less saturated fat and worrying about so-called bad cholesterol, a group of doctors suggests an alternative approach for preventing heart disease.