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Amish Girl Can't Be Forced To Resume Chemo

AP | John Seewer | Posted 09.05.2013 | Canada

A judge has again blocked an Ohio hospital from forcing a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatmen...

So Your BMI Isn't An Accurate Measure Of Your Health?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Living

As waistlines around the globe continue expanding, some scientists say that it's time to do away with a common way to measure weight: body mass index ...

One Of Deadliest Cancers In Canada Is Preventable

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Ground is being gained on many fronts in the war against cancer, but one of the deadliest — liver cancer — is still on the rise, the Can...

This Week in Health: Dangerous Foods

Theresa Albert | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Here's a health news recap for the week of April 21-27, 2013. A Texas Christian University study found learning how much exercise it would take to shed the extra weight from the food you're about to eat can be a powerful weight loss weapon.

Moving to Income-Based Drug Coverage is the Wrong Prescription for Alberta

Steve Morgan | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Alberta
Steve Morgan

The Alberta government has announced major pharmacare reforms: the province is planning to move from a system where public drug coverage is available mainly for seniors to a system where coverage will be restricted based upon income.

Extreme New Treatment For Patients With Severe Anorexia

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - In what's being described as a world first, Canadian researchers have used a technique called deep-brain stimulation to treat a small group ...

Are Operating Rooms Generating A Huge Amount Of Waste?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - They may be the source of life-saving medical interventions, but hospital operating rooms in Canada generate enormous amounts of unnecessary...

No More 'Good' Cholesterol?

CBC | Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada Living

Having naturally high levels of "good" cholesterol doesn't lower the risk of heart attacks as believed. LDL cholesterol is referred to as "bad" cho...

Cost Of Diabetes Rises Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Living

(Prevalence of diabetes in 2010, adults 20-79 years; Source: IDF (2009), OECD Health at a Glance 2011) The number of people affected by diabetes ...

Quick Study: Study Shows Adults Willing To Risk Allergic Reactions

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...

Do Juice Cleanses Even Work? 10 Truths About The Fad | Melissa Valliant | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living

The juice cleanse business is drawing in customers like fruit flies, promising weight loss, body detoxification and the treatment and prevention of ev...

Apples and Blueberries Lower Risk For Diabetes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Living

An apple a day keeps the diabetes away? A new study released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that apples and pears, as well as...

A Longer Lasting Spring Clean

Lisa Borden | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Spring cleaning... why are we inside when it's finally so glorious outside? Because, at the onset of spring each year, we get slammed with "Clean up, ...

7 Things Your Mouth Can Say About Your Health

Everyday Health | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Living

By Chris Iliades, MD Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III MD, MPH "You’ve got a cavity." Ouch -- no one likes to get bad news in the dent...

More Issues From Sitting: Blood Clots On Airplanes

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - Good news for budget-minded travellers: There's no proof that flying economy-class increases your chances of dangerous blood clots, accordin...

Cancer Breakthrough Gives Hope For Quick Detection

CBC | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Living

Toronto's medical community is buzzing about an invention that could change the way health professionals screen for infectious disease and...

Spraying Pot? New Potential Drug For Cancer Patients

CP | Lisa Leff, The Associated Press | Posted 03.23.2012 | Canada Living

SAN FRANCISCO - A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ing...

8 Good-for-Your-Mouth Foods -- Including Some Surprises

Everyday Health | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Living

By Kristen Stewart; Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Eat. Brush. Floss. Repeat! You know the keys to dental health involve a to...

WATCH: Brain Declines At Age 45, Study Finds

CBC | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Living

Memory, reasoning and comprehension skills can start to decline at age 45, research published Thursday suggests. The findings...

Check Your Lenses: Another Contact Lens Recall Announced

CBC | Posted 11.17.2011 | Canada Living

Contact lens maker CooperVision is expanding its recall of the encore 100 brand lenses. The company announced Wednesday it is recalling certain lot...

Do 10-Year-Olds Need Cholesterol Testing?

CP | Lindsey Tanner,Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - Every child in the United States should be tested for high cholesterol between ages nine and 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disea...

For First Time, Cancer Leading Cause Of Death Across Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - A new report says cancer and heart disease were responsible for just over half of Canada's 238,617 deaths in 2008.And Statistics Canada repor...

4-Year-Olds Showing Signs Of ADHD Should See Doctors

CBC | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Living

Four-year-olds showing debilitating signs of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder should be evaluated by doctors, revised guidelines say. Previ...

The Key To Weight Loss Could Be In Your (Other) Hand

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Living

Losing weight isn't easy, and chances are the endless struggle to drop five, 10 or 20 pounds leaves you feeling more frustrated and hungry than triump...