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A coalition of health groups is calling on Alberta's NDP government to raise the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack.
'Fat-free' bagels, yogurt and breakfast cereals are among a number of foods that have almost the same number of calories as the full-fat versions, a new study has found, suggesting that the low-fat diet fad that emerged in the 1980s is doing little to trim your waistline.
Infants may be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four specific types of gut bacteria by an early age, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately.
SAIT and Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse have created a new initiative to broaden awareness about sexual violence on campus and offer students counselling and support when they need it.
A diet rich in dried plums could reduce the risk of colon cancer according to a recent American study presented in Boston during the 2015 Experimental Biology conference.
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease -- good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
Prolonged sitting has been associated with adverse health effects that are only minimally neutralized by exercise, and a new study says aiming for less time spent sitting is the best way to stay healthy.
Eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables such as artichoke, avocado, asparagus and cucumber leads to weight loss, according to a massive new study analyzing the effect of each one.
The United Nations is now planning for its Ebola response to last into mid-2016, suggesting the battle against the virus that has killed more than 11,000 people won't be over by year-end, according to a report Wednesday.
A $1M gift from the Kids Cancer Care Foundation to the University of Calgary will see the establishment of a chair in the Faculty of Nursing to look at the emotional impact of the disease on children and their families.
A new report from Statistics Canada has found that childhood cancer mortality is decreasing, but the incidence of cancer is slowly increasing.
According to an investigation by the Associated Press, the World Health Organization struggled to put together a decisive response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa.
After eight weeks of yoga classes improved the symptoms of patients with one of two common forms of the disease -- in addition to lifting their mood -- a new study concluded that the practice is safe and effective for those living with arthritis.
As kids head back to school, an infestation of lice resistant to the over-the-counter shampoos and medications used to treat them has left families scratching their heads and pharmacists perplexed. Dr. Hannah Chow-Johnson, a pediatrician at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine shares her insight on how to avoid the super bugs.
Teens who reported having a traumatic brain injury in the past year were seven times more likely to have consumed at least five energy drinks in the past week than those teens with no history of traumatic brain injury, according to a new study.
The Australian government said on Wednesday that it will pass a law that would withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children.
Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows.
Head lice across North America have grown into chemical-resistant “super lice,” according to recent research, meaning the blood-suckers are tougher to kill with traditional shampoos and ointments.
A Texas woman has become the second person to die in a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers sold by a California company, health officials reported Wednesday.
A Palestinian-Canadian doctor has created a low-cost stethoscope using a 3-D printer, the first in a series of inventions he hopes will help alleviate medical supply shortages caused by an eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip.
The Canadian Paediatric Society has released an updated statement re-affirming its position against routine circumcision for newborn males. In its updated statement, the society said recent evidence about the potential health benefits associated with circumcision prompted them to undergo a review of the current medical research.
A young Calgary girl who nearly lost her leg in a boating accident in Muskoka last summer is back to rock-climbing and dancing, thanks to a series of successful surgeries.
According to research from the University of Manitoba, Canada's frigid winters may raise the risk of severe heart attacks by seven per cent for every 10 degrees the mercury drops.