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There are unanswered questions about the health effects of legal marijuana used for recreational purposes. A new set of expert guidelines may help lower the risk in young people.

Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:26 pm

British scientists are developing gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in a new approach to trying to stop the next deadly human pandemic.

Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:30 am
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Health of people who are transgender, a community that sees high rates of depression, focus of Canadian medical journal's special issue.

Posted: January 21, 2019, 5:01 am

A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world's first "gene-edited" babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said, as his former university said he had been fired.

Posted: January 21, 2019, 1:41 pm
Helen Henderson, Vicki Gravelle and Sylvie Corriveau

Three woman who worked for the RCMP are going public with allegations of sexual assault in the 1980s at the hands of an RCMP doctor that they say multiple agencies covered up.

Posted: January 21, 2019, 9:00 am
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For the first time, scientists say they have grown human blood vessels from scratch in the lab that look and behave like the ones in our bodies.

Posted: January 21, 2019, 9:00 am
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A revolutionary new cancer treatment is on the market and available for Canadians, but provinces have been advised not to cover it unless the price comes down.

Posted: January 19, 2019, 2:00 pm

The group, which includes the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies and Canadian Physicians for Life, is asking Ontario's highest court to strike down the policy.

Posted: January 20, 2019, 7:13 pm
Sukhkaran Pandher

With researchers sounding the alarm that loneliness can cause serious physical as well as mental harm, and statistics indicating rates are on the rise, here are coping strategies people are using to deal with their feelings of being disconnected.

Posted: January 19, 2019, 9:00 am
People using CBD to wean off medications

With cannabis now legal in Canada, curious minds are seeking out marijuana-based treatments, like CBD — a compound of cannabis — for treating on-going medical conditions, some even using it to wean themselves off prescription medications

Posted: January 19, 2019, 4:00 pm
Opioid Crisis Lawsuits

More than 1,000 government entities have sued Purdue, along with other drugmakers and distributors, claiming they are partly culpable for a drug overdose crisis that resulted in a record 72,000 deaths in the U.S. 2017.

Posted: January 18, 2019, 7:22 pm
Violet Holwell

Violet Holwell, 84, broke her hip when she fell out a bed at the long-term care home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Her family believes it's due to understaffing at the facility.

Posted: January 17, 2019, 11:14 pm
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A Kitchener, Ont. nurse who was fired in 2016 after admitting to stealing and using opioids from the care home where she worked will get her job back. She'll also be compensated for injury to 'dignity, feelings and self respect.' But the ruling by an arbitrator concerns one labour lawyer.

Posted: January 18, 2019, 11:00 am

Caylee Donovan's three-year-old daughter died as a result of the flu. Now, she's sharing her daughter's story with others to help them make the right choices for their families.

Posted: January 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
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An Alberta couple facing a retrial in the meningitis death of their son will not get $4 million they wanted the government to give them for past and future legal fees, a judge said Friday.

Posted: January 18, 2019, 2:40 pm
Leila Bast

The Zika virus should remain a concern for some Canadians planning winter vacations in sunny climes, doctors say.

Posted: January 17, 2019, 9:00 am
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B.C.'s naturopathic college is promising immediate action against practitioners who make false claims and spread anti-vaccination disinformation after finding an "unacceptable" number of violations of its policies.

Posted: January 17, 2019, 8:43 pm
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The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal probe into allegations that the agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers.

Posted: January 17, 2019, 8:14 pm
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Scientists in nutrition, health and sustainability compile what a healthy diet looks like — and also how to provide that food for a world population growing to 10 billion.

Posted: January 16, 2019, 11:58 pm
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A snapped tree fell on Alex Higden's flatbed truck during the severe storm in B.C. on Dec. 20. It broke part of his back, but Higden's father said he's already set his sights on going home.

Posted: January 17, 2019, 9:30 pm
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