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Alberta Health Services has unveiled its Health Education and Learning (HEAL) website designed to assist parents with the management of pediatric illnesses and provide direction on whether an emergency room visit is required.
The U.S. seedmaker Monsanto agreed to a $57 billion buyout offer from Germany's Bayer in a deal that would create a global agricultural and chemical giant.
A study from researchers in New Zealand has found that zinc could boost brain cell communication, which is decreased in children with autism. This trace element, essential to children's growth, could reverse autism-related changes to a gene, the most severely affected by the condition.
For children aged four to 10, playing with a touchscreen tablet -- such as Apple's iPad -- before surgery could be as effective as sedatives when it comes to reducing anxiety.
Health Canada has issued a safety warning about a controversial device designed to block potentially deadly bloods clots, due to “serious complications” reported in dozens of patients.
Despite a lot of moisture through July and the first part of August, a common summer pest is still scarcely seen in Calgary.
A Cochrane woman with multiple sclerosis is heading to Mexico for a controversial stem cell treatment and is hoping the procedure will reduce her symptoms so she can live a better life.
People with bowel cancer may improve their survival chances by eating a lot of omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish like tuna and salmon, a study suggested Wednesday.
Organ transplants have come a long way, but the stories of patients like Brenda Hudson show that many hurdles still remain.
New Australian research suggests that sleep could be another important lifestyle factor for athletes wanting to improve their sporting performance, with the findings also providing some insight into how all of us can help get a better night's sleep.
A study published in the Lancet details how two dozen MS patients had stem cells extracted from their blood, before being given high-dose chemotherapy to knock out their immune systems. The experimental bone marrow transplant can halt the progression of MS in some people, the study says.
A health study came to the defence of certain dietary fats on Tuesday, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedevilled dieters for nearly half-a-century.
A specialized service that was rolled out to rural zones in the province in 2015 is now being expanded to provide dementia patients and their families in the Calgary and Edmonton areas with access to immediate advice from healthcare professionals.
Four Canadian women and their families have launched a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, claiming the women developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s baby powder.
Canadian doctors have observed a “rapid increase” in the number of patients under age 50 with colorectal cancers and they can’t explain why.
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.