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When Ian Patton started his PhD, sleepless nights became typical — and he started craving junk food. Research suggests it's not uncommon for those who sleep less to gain weight, simply because there's more time in the day to snack.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two years ago, it became mandatory for paramedics in B.C. to wear the monitors while on shift. The devices are credited with potentially saving at least three lives at a family home in Vancouver on Tuesday night — and, experts say, likely many more lives in recent years.
Sublocade, a monthly injectable alternative to the widely used opioid treatment Suboxone, has been approved by Health Canada after a small but so far successful run in the U.S.
In what would be its first major move to restructure Ontario's health system, the Doug Ford government is considering a sharp cut to the bureaucracies that are supposed to co-ordinate health care services at the local level.
The Zika virus should remain a concern for some Canadians planning winter vacations in sunny climes, doctors say.
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.
An expert panel has released a report outlining the best ways to tackle the growing incidence of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia among Canadians as a basis for a national strategy on the progressive brain diseases.