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    1 million people recruited to study how genes, habits and environment affect health outcomes

    1 million people recruited to study how genes, habits and environment affect health outcomes


    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...

    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.

    How extreme weather events affect your health

    How extreme weather events affect your health


    Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey have brought serious health risks. @NightshiftMD examines the medical challenges in the aftermath of extreme weather...

    Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey have brought serious health risks. @NightshiftMD examines the medical challenges in the aftermath of extreme weather events.

    'I'm sorry to hear that': Why training Siri to be a therapist won't be easy

    'I'm sorry to hear that': Why training Siri to be a therapist won't be easy


    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...

    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.

    Second Opinion | Are you jealous, or simply envious?

    Second Opinion | Are you jealous, or simply envious?


    And a behind-the-scenes look at a Canadian study that is challenging dietary dogma around the...

    And a behind-the-scenes look at a Canadian study that is challenging dietary dogma around the world.

    Combining art and medicine, play using patients' stories encourages empathy for the dying

    Combining art and medicine, play using patients' stories encourages empathy for the dying


    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...

    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."

    'Death wish' coffee cans recalled over possible toxin

    'Death wish' coffee cans recalled over possible toxin


    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...

    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.

    Abortion pill to be made available to N.S. women for free

    Abortion pill to be made available to N.S. women for free


    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...

    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.

    Her baby died without explanation the day before Mother's Day

    Her baby died without explanation the day before Mother's Day


    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...

    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.

    Health minister says Canadians need to avoid judging those addicted to opioids

    Health minister says Canadians need to avoid judging those addicted to opioids


    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...

    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.

    Aaron Hernandez's brain showed 'severe' case of CTE: Lawyer

    Aaron Hernandez's brain showed 'severe' case of CTE: Lawyer


    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic...

    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.

    FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments with other meds

    FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments with other meds


    Combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity dangerous, FDA...

    Combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity dangerous, FDA warns.

    Yellowknife woman to husband with Alzheimer's: 'I'll remember for you'

    Yellowknife woman to husband with Alzheimer's: 'I'll remember for you'


    A Yellowknife couple’s love story has endured through cross-country biking and Alzheimer’s — and is now immortalized in a unique love...

    A Yellowknife couple’s love story has endured through cross-country biking and Alzheimer’s — and is now immortalized in a unique love song.

    Pilot project to halt six-months sober requirement for liver transplants

    Pilot project to halt six-months sober requirement for liver transplants


    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...

    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.

    Canadians are confused about science vs. opinion, poll suggests

    Canadians are confused about science vs. opinion, poll suggests


    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...

    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.”