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New research shows a link between mistreatment in the workplace and employees' feelings of isolation and embarrassment and experts say companies need to address incivility to ensure workers feel valued.
New guidelines introduced by Canadian Blood Services limiting the number of times female donors can donate in a year has the national agency scrambling to find new donors to make up the difference.
It’s been nearly a year since former pro wrestler Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart underwent successful treatment for prostate cancer but his brother Smith, who was also diagnosed with the disease, is unlikely to celebrate a similar victory.
New research from Finland has confirmed that women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy, however the limit for safe consumption is still unknown.
Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered that an existing anti-gout medication is effective in reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms in opioid-dependent rodents and their work is being used to develop a clinical trial.
A prominent Canadian medical journal now agrees there’s no clear scientific evidence behind the recommendation to use the drug Diclectin as a “first line” of treatment for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.
The University of Calgary's Human Performance Lab is world renowned for developing technology to assist amateur and recreational athletes and researchers have now come up with new technology to accurately analyze running-related injuries.
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.