Saturday, December 15, 2018

Low-carb diet better when it includes more vegetables, nuts

People who cut back on carbohydrates may end up increasing their risk of premature death if they load their plates with meat...

Belleisle Farms brand coleslaw recalled due to Listeria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Belleisle Farms Ltd. brand coleslaw due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Your used smartphone could be helpful for blind people

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind will accept donations of old smartphones, which will be scrubbed of previous data, loaded with...

N.S. woman choosing to die earlier than she wants due to...

A Nova Scotia woman who is choosing a medically assisted death says she will end her life earlier than she really wants...

California sues maker of Humira for alleged kickbacks to doctors

California filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe Humira despite...

More than 8,000 apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada since 2016

At least 1,036 Canadians died in the first three months of this year due to apparent opioid overdoses, raising the opioid epidemic's...

A child dies every 5 seconds, and most are preventable deaths:...

An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack...

Extra folic acid taken during pregnancy doesn’t prevent pre-eclampsia, trial shows

For women who are at risk for pre-eclampsia, there is no benefit to being on a high dose of folic acid, a...

Medical students schooled in Indigenous issues

Students entering the University of Ottawa's faculty of medicine were welcomed Wednesday with a special ceremony on Victoria Island, a traditional meeting...

Medical marijuana system will continue after legalization, says Health Canada

Health Canada will continue operating the medical marijuana system after recreational use of cannabis is legalized next month, but it will be...
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