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Stroke victim, 27, determined to get back on her feet — with husband’s help

Carly White woke up in a hospital with a piece of her brain removed and no recollection of how she got there. Now, she is warning others to not ignore symptoms...

Investigation launched after B.C. father visits hospital 4 times before stroke diagnosis

Northern Health, which runs hospitals in northwest, B.C., is looking into why it took four hospital visits over four days for doctors to confirm that a Hazelton, B.C., man had suffered...

‘Be more cautious’ in prescribing off-label drugs for chronic back pain, Canadian doctor says

Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according...

Former MLA who survived cancer calls for national HPV vaccination program

A study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed a significant rise in the proportion of oral cancers caused by the HPV in Canada.

Updated abortion pill rule adds to confusion, pharmacist says

A policy that women had to take the abortion pill in front of their doctor was changed in May, but the change has led to confusion for pharmacists.

Sports hype of platelet-rich plasma ‘powerful marketing tool’ but distorts the science

When injured elite athletes talk about using platelet-rich plasma, the coverage rarely discusses the limitations or efficacy of the technique, a new study suggests.

‘Nobody’s bothered’: Toronto human rights advocate pleads for peace in Yemen

Toronto resident and human rights advocate Zaid Al-Rawni was born in Yemen. Once one of the world's poorest countries, it now faces devastating conditions, its populace plagued by famine, disease, air...

Trump attacks Merck exec for quitting council over Charlottesville

U.S. President Donald Trump chides the CEO of Merck after his resignation from a presidential council to protest against the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Would you eat genetically modified fish? You may have already

Genetically modified fish is now being sold in Canada — but without any labels, who knows if you are buying it?

Ontario mom mourning her daughter shocked to find she could overrule her wish to...

An Ontario mother who lost her daughter in a car accident over a week ago is seeking changes to this province's organ donation rules. She says she was asked if she...


Ask Kids “What Did You Fail at Today?”  

At elite colleges, faculty members have been noticing a problem. Many students, while impressive on paper, seem to be unable to cope with simple...