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Psychedelic drugs show promise as a treatment for severe mental illnesses and addiction, but some believe the drugs could also benefit people without a mental health diagnosis.
A British researcher says stereotypes persist when it comes to seniors having sex, and that’s affecting their health and well-being.
Insurance giant John Hancock has announced a switch to 'interactive' life-insurance policies only, which offer incentives for things like wearing a fitness tracking device. Privacy experts worry these optional programs won't be optional don't the road.
More than three million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
York University nursing students are concerned they're being thrown into hospitals lacking crucial skills after losing up to 100 clinical hours due to the strike, and they're worried that will adversely affect the patients they'll care for.
The new president of the Canadian Medical Association wants to see politicians debate the pros and cons of decriminalizing opioids, despite the federal government saying it is not interested in such a move.
Smoking is well known for its many negative health consequences, but its impact on the brain is relatively less studied.
John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that include optional fitness tracking through tools including wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday.
A Jet Airways flight has returned to Mumbai, India's financial capital, after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to a loss in cabin pressure.
A woman who has a life-threatening allergy to cannabis lives in a condo where owners voted down a proposal to ban weed smoking in the units.
Nova Scotians who don't exclusively identify as male or female will have the option of choosing "X" on their birth certificates under changes proposed by the province.
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.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Belleisle Farms Ltd. brand coleslaw due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tilray will be exporting capsules for a study examining potential treatment for adults with essential tremor.