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Food inspectors still don't know the source of the dangerous bacteria that sent dozens of people to hospital and made more than 200 people sick in two separate incidents of contaminated romaine lettuce.
Congo's health minister says three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people.
A dozen youth in a remote community in Nunavut attempted suicide this past February. The next month calls to RCMP doubled. Now, officials are descending on Pangnirtung next week after receiving a desperate plea for help.
A family's efforts to improve a flawed system have culminated in a documentary about their son's preventable death.
People are so reluctant to take their inhaler medication for mild asthma on a daily basis that a pharmaceutical company has come up with a different approach.
Long-term care residents were taking an average of 9.9 different classes of drugs compared to 6.7 for other seniors, the Canadian Institute for Health Information reports.
As the population of people living with HIV gets older, they face new challenges — related to their health, finances, and isolation — in unprecedented circumstances.
Three Japanese who were forcibly sterilized under a government policy decades ago have filed lawsuits demanding an apology and compensation, in a growing movement seeking official redress.
What grassroots groups are doing to battle the opioid crisis in one Newfoundland town, and the story behind why they started.
Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017.
There is no convincing evidence that schoolbag use increases the risk of back pain in children and adolescents, researchers say.
The Liberal government has passed a sweeping overhaul of the country's tobacco laws - legislation that will formally legalize vaping and give Health Canada the regulatory powers it needs to mandate plain packaging for all cigarettes.
Lisa Spour said she switched to the wooden barbecue brush two summers ago after hearing stories about the dangers associated with metal brushes, so she never thought she'd be a victim of a tiny, lost bristle.
Fasting during Ramadan can be physically challenging, especially if you like to be physically active. Here's how you can maintain your health and fitness goals this month.
Baby bibs, mats and blankets tested by scientists with NAFTA's environmental arm contain toxic chemicals linked to higher rates of cancer, infertility and suppressed immune systems — substances already banned from most other products in Canada.
A lengthy legal battle on whether a Brampton woman can be taken off life support will come to a close this month with a landmark legal decision over who gets to decide what death is.
Courtney Hesketh, director of environmental public health at Interior Health, said floodwater mixed with sewage can further the spread of water-borne diseases like E. coli or salmonella.
Seven Supreme Court of Canada judges have agreed with the legal team of a former Alberta couple, Collet and David Stephan, that the trial judge erred in instructions to the 2016 jury who convicted the couple in the death of their toddler son.
The prescription pad is increasingly getting a workout as exercise is being prescribed for a host of conditions, from depression to diabetes to cardiovascular disease. Now a group of Australian oncologists want to prescribe exercise for all cancer patients, alongside surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.