Join the Tooth Team for National Children’s Dental Health...
Are you on the Tooth Team? Everyone is invited to join the oral health-promoting squad in February for National Children’s Dental Health Month. The annual, m...
Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing...
MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then hea...
Immunotherapy drugs changing the outlook for many termina...
Immunotherapy medications are helping those with advanced cancer to defy the survival odds by re-training their immune systems to fight the cancer and stop t...
More delays, cost overruns hit Vancouver electronic healt...
VICTORIA — The largest information technology project in B.C. government history, intended to handle the records of more than one million Vancouver-are...
Novartis CAR-T therapy leads to durable response in lymph...
(Reuters) - Patients with an advanced form of an aggressive blood cancer who had initially responded to Novartis' new type of gene-modifying immunotherapy co...
Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the...
Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable h...
VANCOUVER — A recent study looking at iPhone’s built-in pedometers is a step toward using the tool as a clinical intervention in improving people...
Settlement reached in mom's breastfeeding suit against YMCA
Settlement reached in lawsuit that alleged YMCA wouldn't allow mother to breastfeed in public
Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industr...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the ...
France orders international recall of Lactalis baby formula
PARIS (Reuters) - France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lact...
Gilead's new drug keeps 56 percent of lymphoma trial pati...
(Reuters) - More than half of trial patients with an advanced, aggressive form of blood cancer lived for at least a year after one-time treatment with Yescar...
'Unheard of' responses to bluebird CAR-T therapy seen in ...
(Reuters) - More than half of patients with advanced multiple myeloma who had run out of therapeutic options remained in complete remission after receiving b...
Price hikes push health insurance shoppers into hard choices
Some health insurance shoppers who make too much to receive income-based help paying their bill are struggling to stay insured heading into next year
Roche lymphoma drug drives high remission rate, longer su...
(Reuters) - An experimental Roche Holding AG drug, added to standard therapy, led to a far higher rate of remission and helped patients with an advanced, agg...
Fitness: Exercise gadgets and gear make great gifts. Here...
Some ideas from fitness columnist Jill Barker that will help your favourite fitness fanatic stay warm, comfortable and safe
6 tips for coping with holiday grief
Mourning the loss of a loved one, a marriage or a job is hard during the holidays. But there are ways to help manage your feelings this season.
Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps but still valua...
A recent study looking at iPhone's built-in pedometers is a step toward using the tool as a clinical intervention in improving people's health, a University ...
Village tells couple to get rid of 'support goats'
Ontario to offer naloxone to police, firefighters as opio...
TORONTO – Ontario will offer naloxone to police and firefighters across the province and can now approve safe injection sites on its own, it announced ...
US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states
Health officials say flu season is underway; illnesses widespread in 7 states
University of Regina to study effects of job on mental he...
REGINA – The University of Regina has been commissioned to study the effects of policing on the mental health of RCMP officers. Public Safety Minister ...
Female passenger killed when tractor trailers collide
TEMAGAMI, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police are investigating a fatal crash involving two tractor trailers in Temagami. The accident happened Friday mor...
Travel notes: Next time you’re in L.A., bike, run, rock c...
Think of Los Angeles and you might envision being stuck in a traffic jam. But it doesn’t have to be this way. That is...
How to buy toys that are fun and safe
Every year, hundreds of thousands of kids visit an emergency department because of a toy-related injury. Follow these tips to help keep the kids on your holi...
Drug companies sue to block California drug price law
Pharmaceutical companies are suing to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice for big price increases
Drug industry group sues to stop California drug price law
(Reuters) - The trade group representing U.S. drugmakers on Friday said it has a filed a lawsuit to stop California from implementing a law aimed at reining ...
U.S. House committee 'may reconsider' WHO cancer agency f...
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington's funding of the World Health Organization's cancer research agency ...
Lilly's stomach cancer drug meets main goal, but fails to...
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly & Co said on Friday a late-stage trial testing its drug, Cyramza, as a gastric cancer treatment met the main goal of preventing the dis...
Vancouver's opioid crisis: Fire crews feel strain of over...
Vancouver firefighters have responded to more than 6,000 overdose calls this year, already a 28 per cent increase over last year with a month remaining in 20...
Lilly's Cyramza meets main goal in gastric cancer study
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly & Co said on Friday a late-stage trial testing its drug, Cyramza, as a treatment for a type of gastric cancer met its main goal of prev...
FluWatch report: November 26 to December 2, 2017 (week 48)
At the national level, the influenza season began early this year. Influenza activity continues to increase sharply across Canada. The majority of influenza ...
Depression in late teens linked to high school drop out
(Reuters Health) - Older teens struggling with depression are more than twice as likely to drop out of high school as peers without that mental illness or th...
MedPAC: Kill MIPS, make value-based care voluntary
The group’s proposal would base measure reporting on claims data, rather than criteria tracked in EHRs under meaningful use.
Health Canada to beef up safety information on labels of ...
Health Canada is planning to update labels on all prescription opioids to strengthen safety information for those taking the powerful and potentially addicti...
Health Canada to beef up safety warning on prescription o...
Health Canada is planning to update labels on all prescription opioids to strengthen safety information for those taking the powerful and potentially addicti...
Kids who get moving may also get better grades
(Reuters Health) - Students who get extra physical activity may pay more attention in school and do better in subjects like reading and math, a research revi...
Acupressure app may help ease menstrual cramp pain
(Reuters Health) - Women with intense menstrual cramp pain may get more relief from smartphone app-guided acupressure than with typical medical treatments li...
Here's where 'Smart Hospitals' will make big tech investm...
Building on top of today’s digital infrastructure, Smart Hospitals will focus on patient experience, outcomes, the Triple Aim and they’ll make expensive acqu...
Town Talk: Odd Squad celebrates 20 years of helping addic...
ODD EVENING: Twenty years ago, Vancouver police constables Toby Hinton and Al Arsenault founded what would become Odd Squad Productions to help youngsters ev...
Fitness column: Great guns in spring start training durin...
This holiday season, when bidding a fond farewell to guests, note whether your arm keeps waving after your hand has called it quits. Tight arms have long bee...
Common acne medication offers new treatment for multiple ...
University of Calgary researchers say acne medication isn’t just for improving teenagers’ complexions — it can also help those with multipl...
Two Toronto scientists honoured for their work with break...
Michael Spino and Fernando Tricta, will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Cooley's Anemia Foundation for their work on a medication for people ...
The Minocycline Story: How Calgary pioneered a treatment...
Dr. Ganesh presents the fascinating story of how a powerful "bench-to-bedside" research collaboration in Calgary led to an affordable new treatment for patie...
Keenan: Can Healthcoins keep you healthy?
NASHVILLE, TENN. “When the health-care system thinks it’s doing something right because it generates revenue, that means something is broken,R...
Labrador retriever supports children suspected of sufferi...
Dorado, which means golden in Spanish, is the first accredited facility dog in Atlantic Canada and one of 29 dogs across the country supporting trauma victims.
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