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New Australian research suggests that sleep could be another important lifestyle factor for athletes wanting to improve their sporting performance, with the findings also providing some insight into how all of us can help get a better night's sleep.
A study published in the Lancet details how two dozen MS patients had stem cells extracted from their blood, before being given high-dose chemotherapy to knock out their immune systems. The experimental bone marrow transplant can halt the progression of MS in some people, the study says.
A health study came to the defence of certain dietary fats on Tuesday, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedevilled dieters for nearly half-a-century.
A specialized service that was rolled out to rural zones in the province in 2015 is now being expanded to provide dementia patients and their families in the Calgary and Edmonton areas with access to immediate advice from healthcare professionals.
Four Canadian women and their families have launched a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, claiming the women developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s baby powder.
Canadian doctors have observed a “rapid increase” in the number of patients under age 50 with colorectal cancers and they can’t explain why.
About one in every 2000 babies born develop hydrocephalus and now a Calgary doctor is performing a procedure to create new channels for the cerebrospinal fluid to drain and circulate normally.
Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people each year and 'wreaking havoc on human health,' the World Health Organization said Thursday.
A new study has found that excessively high levels of folic acid in pregnant women appears linked to an increased risk of autism in the women's children.
More than 3,000 mothers logged their dietary habits, which were later analyzed by researchers, to investigate the effects of drinking artificially sweetened beverages.
A newly released study suggests that prolonged treatment may be the key to reducing the serious health risks commonly associated with testosterone replacement therapy.
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.