Health

Trumpcare is like a vampire, set on sinking its teeth into the poor | Adam Gaffney

The relationship of the Republican bills to tax breaks resembles that of water crackers to cheese: a delivery device with little independent function of its own “Dead on arrival,” some said. That was to be the fate of the House’s...

NHS and police failings led to brutal murder of grandmother, report finds

Nicola Edgington who had murdered her own mother killed her grandma after series of failings by mental health unitA series of failings by the NHS and police led to a psychiatric patient brutally murdering a grandmother, a report...

Red Cross: Safe Burial Practices Helped Prevent Spread of Ebola in West Africa

A new study by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says that safe burial practices may have helped prevent the transmission of thousands of cases of Ebola during the epidemic in West Africa...

Medical cannabis workshop: 'incredibly cumbersome' to get drugs to patients

David Caldicott, a senior medical lecturer, tells seminar about cannabis’s effectiveness in treating pain and vomiting from chemotherapyAustralia’s first doctors’ workshop on the medical uses of cannabis has heard about the...

MPs to argue Northern Irish women have right to abortion on NHS

Cross-party MPs want amendment to Queen’s speech to act as warning to government over DUP pactMPs from all the major parties will argue that abortion should be provided on the NHS in England for Northern Irish women, in an...

Men, we need to talk about sperm | Geeta Nargund

Stories of older celebrity fathers belie the truth. There is a male biological clock, and we have to break the taboo around itInfertility has for far too long been treated as an all-female issue. Yet in about half of the cases...

Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

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Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway.

Alberta First Nations communities aim to reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases

The immunization records for children vaccinated within the Siksika, Stoney, Maskwacis and Bigstone communities will now be accessible to any health-service provider who participates in their care, anywhere in the province.

Young may be worse off if they buy private health insurance early, Choice says

Consumer group says it’s cheaper to pay lifetime health cover loading for being uninsured than take out low-quality coverYoung people may be worse off if they take out private health insurance early, despite a lifetime government...

Kainai Board of Education employee says she received racist text from Alberta Health Services’ employee

The Kainai Board of Education and other Blood Tribe members are seeking answers and a direct apology after a Kainai Board employee said she became the subject of a racial slur in a text message this week.

Consumer Reports: Best sunscreens for protection and value

It can be easy to get burned when buying sunscreen. Consumer Reports' expert testing reveals which lotions and sprays offer the best protection and the best value too.

School junk food bans have positive impact on weight: New Brunswick health economist

A University of New Brunswick health economist says school junk food bans affect student weight.

Mental health court planned for fall, say Edmonton judges

A new form of court is expected to be in place this fall, that deals specifically with individuals who have mental health issues.

Saskatchewan Health Authority board member resigns over offensive social media posts

A director of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority resigned Thursday afternoon, hours after it emerged that he had “shared” several Facebook posts — including one six days before his appointment — making fun of Mexicans, the...

B.C. couple dealt devastating blow while husband waits for life-saving surgery in Toronto

Kory Bradshaw has Cystic Fibrosis and is waiting for a double lung transplant in Toronto, but while he and his wife Renee were in the city their home in Kelowna was destroyed by a fire.