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The province will commit $3.4 billion for health facilities over the next five years and announced on Monday that it will create a new cancer centre at the South Health Campus and expand cancer services at Foothills Medical Centre.
A new instrument dubbed Globorisk, unveiled Thursday, will allow you to determine your risk simply by inputting your age, gender, blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, whether you have diabetes or smoke, and which country you live in, its developers say.
Researchers at Rush University in Chicago have developed the MIND diet, which their recent study suggests could significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
The European Space Agency announced this week that a high-speed camera used to monitor vegetation from space is being tweaked to discern abnormalities in human skin cells in the early stages.
500 "super seniors" have been selected to take part in a new study that will analyze the genetic factors that have helped them live cancer-free into their 80s, 90s and beyond.
The World Health Organization says it has created a panel of independent experts to assess its response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak in history.
Sharing tweets about the process of quitting smoking amongst others who are going through it could be the way to go for better health, say researchers in California.
In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisco hospital. Three transplants were completed Thursday, and the remaining three will be done Friday.
According to a new study, adults really only catch the flu about twice a decade after the age of 30.
A new study reviewed deaths from PMMA in Alberta and British Columbia and looked at how health agencies manage epidemics and increase awareness.
A report released by Save the Children notes that 28 countries are worse off than Liberia in preparation of an Ebola epidemic.
A program is recruiting healthy Calgary kids to be part of a control group, to explore the causes, treatments, and outcomes of virtually all pediatric diseases.
The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu -- fragile doses got too warm.
A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.
A new study out of the University of Calgary shows that a phone call to someone who has recovered from postpartum depression can go a long way to helping other new mothers deal with the experience.
Scientists in the United States are working on a method to block the HIV virus from infecting cells and causing AIDS -- a new approach that could one day lead to a human vaccine.
The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates will move their much-debated drug onto the market.
A new national poll that mines attitudes toward vaccinations suggests support for these disease prevention tools remains relatively high in Canada.
Researchers at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute are making international headlines once again but this time with a new therapy that promises to improve outcomes and reduce death in stroke patients.
The number of babies born with symptoms of opioid withdrawal because of their mother's use of the medications has jumped 15-fold in Ontario over the last two decades, reflecting increased prescribing of the potent and addictive pain killers, researchers say.
Children between the ages of 10 and 13 who consume sugar-laden energy drinks are dramatically more at risk for hyperactivity and inattentiveness, according to researchers from Yale University in the US.
Drug makers and pharmacists say that while they welcome new mandatory drug shortage reporting rules announced today, reporting on shortages will not be enough to end them.
Babies born at an extremely low birth weight have higher odds of developing psychiatric problems than babies born at a normal birth weight, but are less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol, according to new Canadian research.
A new poll, which asks a number of questions about vaccines and how Albertans view them, is showing some surprising views on the issues.