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In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease.
Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey have brought serious health risks. @NightshiftMD examines the medical challenges in the aftermath of extreme weather events.
Health Canada is seeking a contractor to develop a campaign targeting young Canadians about the risks of using cannabis.
Apple plans to make Siri, its digital assistant, better at responding to people's mental-health issues. Experts say the ambitious plan faces some big challenges.
And a behind-the-scenes look at a Canadian study that is challenging dietary dogma around the world.
The PEACE Project weaves together the experiences of palliative care patients and their families in a theatre production, with every line a direct quote from a patient or caregiver. "It is not just about death," Dr. Brenda Sabo says. "It's about quality of life."
Melanie Mackenzie waited two months for an abortion four years ago and says the government's plan to remove barriers to abortion will change lives.
Ontario will cover a combination HIV prevention pill that is now available in generic form by the end of the month.
U.S. coffee maker Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls ans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some could contain the deadly toxin botulin.
The province announced Friday that women will soon be able to book an abortion directly at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The government will also cover the cost of the abortion pill for women who want to terminate early pregnancies.
Dana Rennie of Berwick, N.S., is raising awareness about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and money for research after her healthy baby suddenly stopped breathing in her sleep.
As the opioid epidemic continues to march across the country, destroying an ever increasing number of lives, the federal health minister says people have fallen into the habit of passing judgment on those addicted to the drug.
Our steps count towards reducing premature deaths regardless of how they're accumulated, a large, global study affirms.
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity dangerous, FDA warns.
A Yellowknife couple’s love story has endured through cross-country biking and Alzheimer’s — and is now immortalized in a unique love song.
The agency that runs Ontario’s organ transplant system will launch a three-year pilot program that could eventually overturn its policy requiring alcoholics to be sober for six months before they can be eligible for a new liver.
Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians say they agree that they are, accoprding to a new poll whose results are being described as “worrisome.”
More than half of adults in Canada say their shuteye is fitful at times, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.