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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.
Researchers at the University of Calgary have found that neuromuscular training warm-up programs can prevent injury in young athletes and say the findings could save millions in health care costs.
Local ophthalmology students are now using an eye surgery simulator to practice procedures and the technology will allow them to fine tune their skills before facing real-life scenarios.
A 51-year-old Airdrie man who spent the better part of a year in hospital while awaiting a match for a double lung transplant died during the surgical procedure to fit him with his new organs.
The mouth-watering pictures on food packaging at your local grocery store may be leading consumers to eat more than the recommended serving, according to new research.
The 80 patients who took vitamin D3 every day for a year saw their heart’s pumping function increase from 26 per cent to 34 per cent.
Older men with clogged arteries who took testosterone therapy seemed to have a lower risk of heart attacks than men who did not take the hormone, a study suggested Sunday.
An Okotoks resident’s battle with drug addiction and mental health began before he was even a teenager but the now 20-year-old man’s commitment to helping at-risk youth has been recognized with a distinguished award.
Despite the push to remove bisphenol A from food packaging, the industrial chemical is still present in an “alarming” number of food can linings and lids, according to a new report.
Patients and their families at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Rotary Flames House have been receiving a dosage of music during their hospital stays for the better part of a decade thanks to a therapy program that survives on private donations.