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People who cut back on carbohydrates may end up increasing their risk of premature death if they load their plates with meat and cheese instead of vegetables and nuts, a U.S. study suggests.

Posted: September 19, 2018, 7:27 pm
Audrey Parker

A Nova Scotia woman who is choosing a medically assisted death says she will end her life earlier than she really wants because she's worried doctors will deny her the procedure if she loses her mental capacity to consent before that time arrives.

Posted: September 19, 2018, 8:00 am
smartphone with accessible apps for sight loss

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind will accept donations of old smartphones, which will be scrubbed of previous data, loaded with accessible apps and delivered to people with sight loss who need them.

Posted: September 19, 2018, 8:00 am
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At least 1,036 Canadians died in the first three months of this year due to apparent opioid overdoses, raising the opioid epidemic's death toll to more than 8,000 people since January 2016, according to newly released government figures.

Posted: September 18, 2018, 6:53 pm

An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic health care, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday.

Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:13 pm
Earns AbbVie

California filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe Humira despite its potentially deadly complications.

Posted: September 18, 2018, 9:08 pm
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Tilray will be exporting capsules for a study examining potential treatment for adults with essential tremor.

Posted: September 18, 2018, 3:43 pm
Jordan Erickson and her mother Jody Prince

Jordan Erickson and her mother Jody Prince will soon share an experience few mothers and daughters share. Both will graduate from the same four-year bachelor of science in nursing program next spring.

Posted: September 18, 2018, 11:00 am
Foods with artificial trans fats

Artificial trans fats will be off Canadian plates for good, as the final step to ban them in Canada took effect Monday. Researchers believe a ban could prevent up to 12,000 heart attacks in Canada over 20 years.

Posted: September 16, 2018, 8:00 am

A TTC employee says she's back on opioids because her employer told her she can't use medical marijuana and remain as a subway operator, even though her doctor thinks cannabis is the best treatment for her chronic pain.

Posted: September 18, 2018, 9:00 am

Much like the health warnings on cigarette packages, Canadians need to see the frightening and deadly consequences — and hear the heart-wrenching stories — of refusing or delaying vaccination.

Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:00 am
Aspirin Heart Attacks

The widespread practice by healthy seniors of taking a baby Aspirin every day may do more harm than good, according to a U.S.-Australian study of more than 19,000 volunteers.

Posted: September 17, 2018, 6:40 pm
Thunder Bay needle disposal in alley

The rate of overdose deaths in Thunder Bay, Ont., is double the provincial average. Health workers are trying to stem the devastation by giving drug users a supervised place to inject, with addiction help available a flight of stairs away.

Posted: September 17, 2018, 8:00 am
Puerto Rico

Mental health issues in Puerto Rico are growing, according to health officials, as residents struggle with government red tape and economic issues that are snarling efforts to rebuild - coupled with the ugly psychological effects of the new hurricane season.

Posted: September 17, 2018, 8:00 am
Body clocks

Discoveries about what makes our internal clocks tick could create new treatments for conditions like epilepsy, diabetes and heart disease.

Posted: September 15, 2018, 1:00 pm
E-cigarette vaping

Research has found the rate of teenage e-cigarette use in Newfoundland and Labrador is much higher than the national average.

Posted: September 15, 2018, 9:30 am
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More than half of women have dense breast tissue. The more dense it is, the more difficult it is for a mammogram to detect cancer. And even though mammograms reveal breast density, most women aren't told about it.

Posted: September 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
The Big Trip Part 2: How Psychedelics Affect the Brain

The brain on psychedelics is surprisingly similar to that of a young child, and psychologist Alison Gopnik says that could explain the drugs' potential to treat mental illness.

Posted: September 15, 2018, 1:00 pm

This summer, Health Canada asked more than 100 pharmaceutical industry players to stop any and all of their opioid marketing to health care professionals in Canada. So far, just a quarter of them have written back.

Posted: September 14, 2018, 8:00 am

Dozens of handwritten notes have appeared on the railings of the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, offering words of encouragement, quotes and pictures intended to help prevent suicides.

Posted: September 13, 2018, 9:35 pm
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