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Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation.
Patients looking for a family doctor in the Calgary area now have an easier time locating the perfect medical professional to match their needs.
Synthetic red blood cells are to be transfused into human testing subjects by 2017, the U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant announced this week.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug ZOMIG Nasal Spray to treat migraine headaches in pediatric patients between the ages of 12 and 17, parent company Impax Specialty Pharma announced Tuesday.
Men who are out of shape, overweight, drink too much and smoke are costing Canada $36.9 billion a year, according to a new study.
Alberta Health Services is implementing a plan over the next three years that is aimed at involving people in their own care and improving communication between patients and their health care providers.
Not that long ago, many dismissed music therapy as frivolous or ineffective, but there has been of a surge of research in recent years on the power of music as therapy.
Calgary researchers are trying to pinpoint the causes of fainting and are looking for people who are prone to passing out to take part in a study.
Preventable injuries kill dozens of Canadians every day and cost the country's economy billions of dollars, says a new report released Wednesday.
Researchers have launched a study into the role aerobic exercise has on the recovery of patients who have suffered a stroke.
The number of new cases of cancer diagnosed in Canada is expected to rise by about 40 per cent in the next 15 years, in large part because Canadians are simply growing older, says a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society.
Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.
Alberta Health Services is taking part in a national registry to help patients who are difficult to match gain access to a donor kidney.
Sweden said Thursday it wants to give single women access to assisted reproductive technologies, following in the footsteps of several other Western nations.
When we choose to wolf down a bag of tortilla chips instead of an apple, it’s probably not because we don’t know the apple would have been the healthier choice. The chips were easier to grab and we didn’t give it a whole lot of thought. So if we want to start eating better, the healthy choices have to be just as mindlessly easy to grab.
Scientists at the University of Alberta have collected saliva samples to create the world’s largest DNA repository of people who stutter in hopes of finding a cause and a cure for the disorder.
Researchers in Calgary and Edmonton are launching a 12-week online forum to study the effectiveness of support groups in helping woman who are recovering from gynecological cancers.
Scientists in Italy said Thursday they had devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery.
Health Canada has barred the sale of liquid nicotine, but it’s being openly sold in the unregulated market of e-cigarettes, a CTV News investigation has found.
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.
A new study shows a growing number of Canadian children and youth are seeking help for mental health disorders at hospital emergency rooms and more are being admitted for in-patient treatment.
Scientists in British Columbia say they have created an enzyme that could one day transform any human blood into a type that could safely be transfused into any patient.
Big companies in the U.S. are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health before serious conditions like diabetes or heart disease develop.
Remember how your stomach flipped when you got your first big kiss? The surge of exhilaration when you scored that game-winning goal? The chest-burst of joy the first time your firstborn gripped your finger? These types of memories are branded on most brains.
But not all brains, scientists in Toronto and elsewhere are discovering.