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    As officials give all-clear on romaine E. coli outbreak, contamination remains a mystery

    As officials give all-clear on romaine E. coli outbreak, contamination remains a mystery


    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...

    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 reports 3 new Ebola cases in large city

    Congo reports 3 new Ebola cases in large city


    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...

    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.

    Youth suicides, violence: Nunavut community of Pangnirtung calling out for help amid 'sense of desperation'

    Youth suicides, violence: Nunavut community of Pangnirtung calling out for help amid 'sense of desperation'


    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...

    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.

    Alternative to daily inhaler use may offer asthma sufferers a new option

    Alternative to daily inhaler use may offer asthma sufferers a new option


    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...

    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.

    Seniors in long-term care facilities twice as likely to be on opioids: report

    Seniors in long-term care facilities twice as likely to be on opioids: report


    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...

    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.

    What growing old looks like when you're living with HIV

    What growing old looks like when you're living with HIV


    As the population of people living with HIV gets older, they face new challenges — related to their health, finances, and isolation — in unprecedented...

    As the population of people living with HIV gets older, they face new challenges — related to their health, finances, and isolation — in unprecedented circumstances.

    Japanese seniors sue government over forced sterilization program

    Japanese seniors sue government over forced sterilization program


    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...

    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.

    Parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law, regulates vaping

    Parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law, regulates vaping


    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...

    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.

    Mother's Day BBQ ruined after Montreal-area woman swallows metal brush bristle

    Mother's Day BBQ ruined after Montreal-area woman swallows metal brush bristle


    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...

    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.

    Feasting, fasting and staying fit: how to have a healthy Ramadan

    Feasting, fasting and staying fit: how to have a healthy Ramadan


    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...

    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, blankets contain toxins Canada banned in other products: report

    Baby bibs, blankets contain toxins Canada banned in other products: report


    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...

    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.

    Health risks remain after evacuees return to flood-afflicted homes, official warns

    Health risks remain after evacuees return to flood-afflicted homes, official warns


    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...

    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.

    Supreme Court orders new trial for Alberta parents convicted in meningitis death of toddler

    Supreme Court orders new trial for Alberta parents convicted in meningitis death of toddler


    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...

    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.

    Chemo, radiation, therapy — and don't forget exercise

    Chemo, radiation, therapy — and don't forget exercise


    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...

    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.