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Canada's premiers have been calling for a national pharmacare program since 2004. But they may never have been as close to getting one as they are this year — if they can put differences aside and agree on how to do it.
Scientists studying the effects of the potentially game-changing gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 have found it can cause unexpected genetic damage that could lead to dangerous changes in some cells.
Dr. Brenda Milner is one of the world's most celebrated neuroscientists, and her groundbreaking work in the 1950s helped uncover how human brains retain new memories.
A Canadian science communicator wanted to show how people's emotions and desire for easy answers can be manipulated when it comes to science and health information. His fake video with a very real message now has millions of views.
There's been a recall issued for Europe's Best brand Field Berry Mixes due to possible salmonella contamination.
In the beginning, the only sign that something was seriously wrong with Rob Erke was the pain and a small bump on his left shoulder — there was no wound, no scratch, no insect bite.
A website created by a Nova Scotia pharmacist aims to help Canadians wean themselves off sleeping pills by teaching them how to treat insomnia without drugs.
British Columbia does not have to hand over the detailed health care records of millions of people to tobacco company Philip Morris International, says Canada's top court. Friday morning's unanimous Supreme Court decision clears a hurdle in the province's quest to sue cigarette companies for billions in health-care costs.
A jury in St. Louis, Mo., has awarded nearly $4.7 billion US in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer, in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder.
A Federal Court judge has ordered Health Canada to release to an American researcher reams of clinical trial data on five medications, undercutting the federal government’s attempts to keep the information confidential.
About half of Canadian pediatricians surveyed say they've had a young patient who has used cannabis for medical reasons, but most are unwilling to prescribe it due to a lack of evidence about its effectiveness or safety for children and adolescents.
A balloon catheter that is inflated inside the aorta to stop severe bleeding was approved by Health Canada in late 2017 and the McGill University Health Centre is now believed to be the only institution in the country employing the life-saving device.
A mother in Delta, B.C., has filed a complaint with the province's College of Pharmacists over what she calls "horrifying and heartbreaking" treatment her daughter received last week when she had a severe allergic reaction at a London Drugs pharmacy.
Ontario's education minister says the sex-ed curriculum taught to children in the coming school year will be an older version, not the controversial updated program brought in by the previous government.
When the snow starts to fly, border services officer Christopher McIntosh has a good idea what he'll find in the luggage of Halifax vacationers returning from down south, and they often don't know about a potential danger.
As ecstatic relatives watched and waved from behind a glass barrier, the 12 boys and their coach rescued from deep within a flooded cave in Thailand made the V-for-Victory sign from their beds in a hospital isolation ward where they are recovering from the 18-day ordeal.
Several heart and high blood pressure drugs that contain valsartan are being recalled because of a substance that can cause cancer.