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Medical Watch Stories
Hospitals across the country are joining a movement toward introducing 24/7 visiting hours, based on evidence suggesting the presence of family is good for a patient's recovery.
New European research suggests a lack of vitamin D could have yet another effect on health, increasing the risk of chronic headaches in men.
According to a new study, when women become pregnant, their brain structures change for at least two years.
Members of the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine have identified the cause of a previously misunderstood post-seizure symptom that left patients feeling as if they had suffered a stroke.
Researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine are exploring the mysteries behind SIDS and say a safe sleep environment can reduce the risks significantly.
Alberta Health Services is notifying about 11,500 patients that they may have been exposed to an infection during open-heart surgery.
A new report says that lack of sleep is costing the Canadian economy US$21.4 billion per year, or 1.35 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Researchers at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children are poised to begin a clinical trial using cannabis extracts to treat children with severe epilepsy whose seizures can't be controlled with existing medications.
The much-anticipated arrival of the abortion pill Mifegymiso in Canada has been delayed until the new year.
Alberta Health Services released a report on confirmed cases of influenza in the province on Thursday and so far several people have been hospitalized with the flu but there have been no fatalities reported.
There is no high quality evidence to support taking vitamin D supplements to prevent disease, according to new research.
For customers tired of filling in their brows with an eyebrow pencil every day, the practice of microblading can offer a more permanent solution, but health officials say it’s not without risk if you’re not careful about where you go.
A team of researchers at McMaster University in Ontario are in the midst of developing a 'universal' flu vaccine that would eliminate the need for annual shots.
A Calgary clinic is now home to the most advanced non-hospital MRI system in the world and doctors say the new machine will improve accuracy and be more comfortable for patients.
Members of the medical community and front-line soldiers in Canada's opioid crisis are pressing the federal government to declare a national public health emergency.
Exposure to stress in the prenatal phase could lead to anxiety and cognitive problems in offspring that could continue into adulthood suggests new U.S. research on animal models.
Australian researchers have found that computer-based brain training can improve memory and mood in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, although the training is not effective in those who have already been diagnosed with dementia.
U.S. prisons are experimenting with a high-priced monthly injection that could help addicted inmates stay off opioids after they are released, but skeptics question its effectiveness and say the manufacturer has aggressively marketed an unproven drug.
An innovative new study aimed at helping the victims of child abuse is now taking place at the University of Calgary.
A wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein, according to a new study that calls for the therapy to be further explored.
Children with autism whose parents participated in an intervention and studied their interactions with them between the ages of two to four showed less severe symptoms of autism as they aged, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
Doctors have long warned women that getting pregnant later in life can raise the risk of stroke, but a study Monday suggested that actually, only young women face this increasing risk.
Scientists said Wednesday they had linked mutations in a specific gene with an increased risk of recurrent miscarriages, offering hopes of better diagnosis and treatment for affected women.
The Canadian Cancer Society released its 2016 cancer statistics Wednesday. Here are some highlights.