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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.
After identifying a growing need in society, the Calgary Counselling Centre has unveiled a recovery program for people struggling with challenges related to pornography and sexual encounters.
A recent study conducted by the Fraser Institute determined more than 45,000 Canadians left Canada for medical treatment last year and Albertans are among the most likely to seek care outside our nation’s borders.
The City of Calgary will be getting a new cancer centre, as promised, in 2024.
Canadian research has provided yet more evidence to suggest that eating oats can benefit health.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian woman and thousands will take to the streets across the country this weekend to raise money for a cure.
Widely used prescription and non-prescription painkillers are associated with an increased risk of hospital admission for heart failure, according to a study released Thursday.
About 6000 Albertans will suffer from a stroke this year and new research out of the University of Calgary is showing that there may be more time than first thought to prevent permanent damage.
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.