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‘There was a screw-up’: UBC researchers pull paper linking vaccine component to autism

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are retracting their scientific paper linking aluminum in vaccines to autism in mice, because one of the co-authors claims figures published in the study...

Second Opinion | Remembering forgetting could be a good sign

New research suggests that people with mild cognitive decline who are aware of their memory loss might have a lower risk of developing dementia than people who don't notice they're forgetting...

Marijuana is not an all-purpose medical cure

As a medical doctor, my concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this so-called "miracle drug."

Healing invisible wounds with the Art Cart

The Gifts of Light non-profit group in Toronto supplies patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with free hygiene products, clothing - and now art classes.

Bull rider questions his own repeated head injuries after Ty Pozzobon’s death

Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon, 25, was diagnosed with CTE, a condition associated with repeated brain trauma, after his death by suicide. That finding has a longtime rider questioning his own...

Plague cases double in Madagascar in a week

With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment centre to the...

Doctor acquitted in opioid case involving thousands of pills

A Nova Scotia doctor accused of fraud and unlawful possession of powerful narcotics has been acquitted of all charges.

Ottawa pays back $10M withheld from Quebec over patient user fees

Ottawa has quietly given Quebec back almost $10 million it withheld from the province two years ago as punishment for charging patients fees to access health services. But the move has...

Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower your risk of death: study

Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study...

Florida confirms 1st local Zika infection for 2017

A local mosquito has transmitted Florida's first case this year of the Zika virus, health officials say.

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