Higher than normal body mass index (BMI) is known to lead to cardiovascular ill-health in mid-to-late life, but there has been limited investigation of its effect in young, apparently healthy, adults
TORONTO - When Walter Buchanan learned his brother-in-law needed a liver transplant because of advanced cirrhosis caused by a long-undiagnosed infection with hepatitis C, he offered to donate part of
A consumer advocate is pushing Ottawa to promote the irradiation of chicken to kill illness-causing bugs and to do a better job of getting buyers on board. Bruce Cran of the ......
Vancouver residents hoping to hone their downward dogs and warrior poses among fellow yogis have run afoul of city regulations at a green space known locally as Dude Chilling Park. The ......
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreem
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - Police are warning the public about a deadly strain of drug circulating in New Westminster, B.C. Police say one person has died from the unknown drug and ......
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.
Escaping to Mount Engadine Lodge for a screen-free getaway recharged all of our batteries. My nine-year-old and seven-year-old stepsons are extremely active. They love sports of all kinds and often ar
ANKARA (Reuters) - An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit Turkey's Manisa province east of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Saturday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, adding that initial reports showed no ca
VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is being accused of using a vast supply of taxpayers’ dollars to win a legal war of attrition against advocates for two-tier health care by the
It is a health condition that affects about 50 per cent of all women, yet it often seems no one wants to talk about it. In 2012, Okotoks resident Hope Smith (name has been changed to maintain con
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria said on Saturday it would conduct checks on different food products of multinational companies sold in the Balkan state and compare them with food sold in richer western Eur
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders said in their final communique on Saturday that they had failed to bridge differences over climate change, with the Uni
BEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to shift away from over-reliance on heavy industries, large-scale and careless expansion, and the depletion of the country's natural resources, President Xi Jinping sai
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday that he would make a decision on whether to support a landmark international agreement on climate change next
The winds are balmy but firm atop the seaside cliffs of La Jolla, Calif., just right for lifting the tandem para gliders from the grassy edge and carrying them gently out over the sea. They swoop over
Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the death of an infant a year earlier is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children
Fraser Health is investigating the third unexpected death this year linked to Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre after a patient was discharged with serious injuries and died two days late
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The reluctance of U.S. federal regulators to require operators of nuclear reactors to spend $5 billion to enhance the security of spent fuel rods stored underground threatens th
A woman has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison for performing illegal cosmetic silicone injections _ including one that caused a woman's death
John Shields, 78, died by medical assistance on March 24 in Victoria, Canada. He allowed the New York Times to film the controversial last moments of his life before his lethal injection.
The machine, developed by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, targets a small part of the brain that is needed to send the first 'movement signal' to our fingers.
(Reuters Health) - - There is little or no evidence to support many popular therapies that aim to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to two new reviews of existing research
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's call for an opening of U.S. national monuments to economic development has drawn 107,00 comments from the public, with many expressing hope that sites
BOSTON (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp's Omnicare unit has agreed to pay $23 million to resolve a long-running whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it took kickbacks from a drugmaker, according to settleme
UK health experts have revealed the cocktails to avoid when glancing over a bar menu. Sadly, it's time to put down that glass of white wine at 130 calories and choose champagne at 90 calories.
(Reuters Health) - - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette releases some of the same cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarette smoke, a recent experiment suggests.
(Reuters Health) - - Recreational drugs like “MDMA” and amphetamines have long been linked to a variety of movement disorders, and a new study suggests that basic motor skill impairment may linger eve
The cells, known as astrocytes, act like mini Hoovers in the brain, sweeping up cells as the brain's connections become weak and break apart, according to Italian researchers.
A new study of US data suggests a sleep-deprived planet by century's end. Researchers show that unusually warm nights can harm human sleep and that the poor and elderly are most affected. Rising tempe
Scientists are using new imaging techniques to measure the atomic nanostructure of ancient crystal fragments at meteorite impact sites. The end goal? To understand when impacts ended and life began.
A new drug has been found to significantly reduce the risk of transplantation or death in patients with hepatitis C infection, according to a recent study.
RANCH HANDS: The narrow 9 km road beside Stave Lake once led to a prison. Today, 600 youngsters with life-threatening or debilitating ailments follow it yearly to what is now the Zajac Ranch for Child
A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse convicted in 1984 of killing a toddler and facing a new murder charge in the 1981 death of an infant may have killed up to 60 young children around t
People with diets high in processed foods and sugar are far more likely to be depressed than healthier eaters. Nutritionist May Simpkin has a mood-friendly diet makeover to fix that.
ROME (Reuters) - President Donald Trump still refuses to back the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, blocking efforts by world leaders meeting in Sicily to get the new U.S. leader to endors
Non-drug approaches that work best at relieving cancer-related fatigue may differ during and after cancer treatment, according to an analysis of past trials.
Researchers from King's College London found expectant mothers who take more than the recommended daily vitamin D dose have babies who better respond to pathogens.
The meditative therapy can work independently of treatment, suggesting it can scupper the need for an antidepressant prescription, the small Massachusetts General Hospital study shows.
Child care experts say it's dangerous for infants to sleep in bed with their parents. Now, researchers say "baby boxes" and education can reduce the practice.
For Kyle Dent, the Cops for Cancer ride is personal. The Vancouver Police Department constable lost grandparents to cancer and has a friend and another family member undergoing treatment now, and he s
German officials plan to introduce fines of up to €2,500 (£2,178/$2,806) for parents who flout the new rules, which will force kindergartens to report them to authorities if their children aren't va
Researchers from the University of Oxford found parents of IVF babies are generally more highly educated, which may 'override' risk factors for poor development, such as prematurity.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 91 people while more than 100 are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats a
Chris Moulton, vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said all NHS staff are already prepared for any kind of emergency in the wake of the Manchester terror atrocity.
The CDC data published on Thursday revealed a huge surge in deaths from the dementia disease between 1999 and 2014 as the population ages. Experts warn this rate will increase steadily.
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found statins reduce heart volume by 2.4 per cent and increase nitric oxide production, leading to reduce blood pressure.
Two thirds of preeclampsia-related strokes occur after birth when the mother has gone home, a team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center warn.
President Donald Trump's budget released this week would reduce funding for addiction treatment, research and prevention, and some families feel betrayed
Villagers in northern Crete have low cases of heart disease despite their fatty diet. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute researchers found a new cardioprotective genetic variant.
Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for ot
A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered. The cardioprotective variant was found in an isolated Greek population, who are known to live long and hea
DailyMail.com spoke to a body language expert to find out what Donald Trump was really thinking during his NATO misadventures on Thursday - and her insights are shocking.
Germany based couple James, 34, and Olivia Doherty, 37, from Dublin, were told that their health insurance would cover IVF if they were married and so set about planning a wedding in a fortnight.
A study by security firm Whitescope has found more than 8,000 bugs in code inside pacemakers, sparking hacking fears. Globally 3 million patients have the devices which keep their hearts pumping.
University of Texas researchers have shown that squamous cell carcinoma, which can be found in the lungs, cervix and oesophagus, thrives off high amounts of glucose.
NEWTON, Mass. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Army Specialist Tara Barney will never forget the 2013 night when a fellow soldier cried as he described holding a dying friend in his arms, a wartime memory he h
How often should I eat? The scoop on grazing and fasting for your metabolism The topic of how often to eat is a frequently asked question in our Calgary nutrition counselling practice. Just about ev
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that inhaling small particles in diesel fumes makes the heart enlarge, reducing its ability to pump blood around the body.
Testing mice, scientists from the University of California at San Francisco showed how certain cells in the skin send out signals that stimulate hair follicles to regenerate.
A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, too, lending even more of a feeling that the women's championship is anyone's to win. Ke
Las Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. Let's be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals. They may be defending champions and
The Orlando Pride were confident they were going to earn their first road win of the season at Sky Blue FC Saturday. Instead, Orlando ended up with a 2-1 loss. It was the club’s third road defeat of t
Researchers have concocted something akin to edible origami, in the form of flat sheets of gelatin and starch that, when submerged in water, instantly sprout into three-dimensional structures, includi
Major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5 percent of land is set aside to protect key species, say experts. Scientists report such an effort could triple the protected rang
The invasion of nonnative species has widespread and detrimental effects on local and global ecosystems. These intruders often spread and multiply prolifically, displace native species, alter the inte
Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar, an All-Star last season, has been sent to the bullpen. Salazar is 3-5 with a 5.50 earned-run average in 10 starts. He has struck out 73 in 52 1/3 inni
“Moderate” is not the first word anyone would use to describe Glenn Danzig. As frontman of the long-running hard-rock band that bears his last name, the 61-year-old singer toggles between a tender
The century of racing in the Indianapolis 500 is filled with drivers who found disappointment, their dreams of winning the iconic race abruptly shattered by crashes, engine failures, botched pit s
Gustavo Dudamel begins a two-week cycle of Bartók piano concertos with Yuja Wang that also includes Janácek (the spectacular "Glagolitic Mass") and Stravinsky (the rarely heard "Requiem Canticles"
More than 158 firefighters are battling a 30-acre brush fire in Brentwood in what authorities are calling a major emergency response. The fire, which triggered the evacuation of five homes, was re
San Clemente lifeguards lifted a closure Sunday afternoon after ordering Memorial Day weekend beachgoers out of the water in the morning when four sharks were spotted near the shore. An area one m
Whatever respite President Trump may have received from his nine-day overseas trip came to an abrupt end Sunday as administration allies sought to beat back allegations about his son-in-law, Jared
More than 100 firefighters are battling a growing brush fire in Brentwood in what authorities are calling a major emergency response. The brush fire was reported at 12:46 p.m. near a house at 2969
Kevin Kisner birdied the first three holes on the back nine to take the lead and held on to win at Colonial despite a Sunday charge by defending champion Jordan Spieth. Kisner shot a four-under 6