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An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumours would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday.
On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning salon -- even in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction.
According to a new study out of the University of Calgary the province spent about $1.4 B treating Albertans with high blood pressure in 2010.
Sleeping on your side rather than your back or stomach might play a role in helping reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases, according to a new study.
The Alberta Agriculture department says that two cases of anthrax have been found on two beef farms in the northern part of the province.
Health Canada has approved the drug RU-486, more commonly known as the abortion pill.
This week, Special Olympics athletes from around the world are taking part in what could be called the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat events.
Health Canada is warning Canadians they should not take products being sold as drug addiction treatments that contain an ingredient called ibogaine.
Health Canada is reviewing the prescription-only status of an antidote used to treat drug overdoses.
Despite evidence that taking powerful anti-HIV drugs can help protect uninfected partners from contracting the virus that causes AIDS, the therapy is far from becoming routinely prescribed, scientists said Monday.
A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in U.S. high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.
Doctors are warning food foragers not to eat unknown wild mushrooms after a woman had to undergo an emergency liver transplant, days after eating poisonous fungi.
New regulations aimed at rolling back Brazil's obsession with caesarean sections took effect Monday, with the government hoping it can steer the country from its status as a world leader in C-section births.
The NDP government has promised that Foothills Hospital will house the new cancer centre for the City of Calgary, sticking with the initial plan made nearly ten years ago.
It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.
Bad sleep habits could make you more impulsive, potentially leading to risky behavior in your work and personal life, according to a new study.
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.