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Long-term exposure to environmental pollutants is associated with an increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer, a new study has found.
An international study, published in the journal Science has led to a promising breakthrough in the field of anti-aging medicine. A vitamin called nicotinamide riboside (NR) -- already known to boost metabolism -- has been found to restore the body's ability to regenerate and repair itself.
Effective May 1, the Alberta government is providing partial coverage to assist with the cost of a specialized amino-acid based, hypoallergenic formula for infants unable to tolerate breast milk or regular formula.
A group of students from Mount Royal University are hoping a two day conference on sexual exploitation will help to bring a greater awareness to the issue and advocate change.
A hundred years ago, a small wound could result in death if an infection spread. That could become reality again as the world threatens to return to a pre-antibiotic era due to antibiotic resistance.
A new clinic promises to help Toronto's busy Bay Street financiers and overworked tech entrepreneurs cure their hangovers, shake off jet lag and even stave off the signs of aging through an intravenous drip.
A CTV News Investigation looked into the sick days taken by Alberta Health Services managers and found that hundreds of people were taking months of sick leave at the expense of provincial taxpayers.
Costco is offering Hepatitis A vaccinations to anyone who purchased a frozen berry mix recently recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
A non-profit group is working to develop an affordable treatment for hepatitis C that will cost less than US$300 per patient – a tiny fraction of the $80,000 price tag currently charged by big drug makers to treat the liver infection.
A proposed new federal law that imposes strict conditions on the right of Canadians to end their lives with medical assistance is a betrayal of the woman whose case was central to the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the ban on assisted death, critics say.
Researchers at the University of Calgary have found that neuromuscular training warm-up programs can prevent injury in young athletes and say the findings could save millions in health care costs.
Local ophthalmology students are now using an eye surgery simulator to practice procedures and the technology will allow them to fine tune their skills before facing real-life scenarios.
A 51-year-old Airdrie man who spent the better part of a year in hospital while awaiting a match for a double lung transplant died during the surgical procedure to fit him with his new organs.
The mouth-watering pictures on food packaging at your local grocery store may be leading consumers to eat more than the recommended serving, according to new research.
The 80 patients who took vitamin D3 every day for a year saw their heart’s pumping function increase from 26 per cent to 34 per cent.
Older men with clogged arteries who took testosterone therapy seemed to have a lower risk of heart attacks than men who did not take the hormone, a study suggested Sunday.
An Okotoks resident’s battle with drug addiction and mental health began before he was even a teenager but the now 20-year-old man’s commitment to helping at-risk youth has been recognized with a distinguished award.
Despite the push to remove bisphenol A from food packaging, the industrial chemical is still present in an “alarming” number of food can linings and lids, according to a new report.
Patients and their families at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Rotary Flames House have been receiving a dosage of music during their hospital stays for the better part of a decade thanks to a therapy program that survives on private donations.
Almost half of the fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children contain the equivalent of a child's entire maximum daily recommended sugar intake, new British research has found.
Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have approved a genetically engineered potato for sale, said a U.S.-based company on Monday in announcing that its non-browning spuds could be in Canadian supermarkets by Thanksgiving.
Asthma is the most common chronic disease during the formative years and Alberta researchers are working on a project to improve the care for children affected by the respiratory condition.
Federal health officials have approved a new injectable drug to treat patients who have been exposed to the deadly toxin anthrax.
Testicular cancer is the most common form of the disease in young males and a new study out of the University of Calgary is showing a cure rate of almost 100 percent in patients who are disease-free two years after diagnosis and treatment.