Over a four-month period, a 39-year old BC man went doctor shopping to obtain opioids and other addictive drugs, finding 10 willing doctors to write a few dozen prescriptions and 10 pharmaci
(Reuters) - Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or a
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A trade association representing General Motors Co , Toyota Motor Corp , Volkswagen AG and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scot
HealthDay News New research challenges the idea that parasites in cat droppings are linked to schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues.
B.C. patients and their family members or other advocates filed 8,896 complaints last year about their treatment and handling by staff in hospitals and other health facilities, according to the l
VANCOUVER - The BC Coroners Service says it is investigating the death of a three-year-old girl at Abbotsford Regional Hospital earlier this month. The service says Nimrat Kaur Gill's family took her
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did not present evidenc
LONDON (Reuters) - Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to plan for it, according to a larg
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday assured ethanol industry advocates of their importance in U.S. energy strategy in an apparent bid to quell concerns over potential changes to p
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that four men who took part in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last year in a land rights protest were on tri
VICTORIA - A look at some of the major elements of the B.C. government's 2017-18 budget introduced Tuesday by Finance Minister Mike de Jong: FINANCES: Government departments will get almost $3 billi
VICTORIA - Highlights of British Columbia's 2017-18 budget released Tuesday: — A forecast surplus of $295 million, a fifth consecutive balanced budget with projections to remain in the black for the
VICTORIA - British Columbia's government is staking its re-election on a nearly $1 billion cut in medical service premiums, a small business tax reduction and carefully targeted spending increases on
(Reuters) - Waist-high floodwaters struck a neighborhood of San Jose on Tuesday after heavy rains drenched the state, causing a creek in the Northern California city to overflow, according to official
Karen Pallarito, HealthDay News In a small study, men reported more successes than problems in their first year of caregiving after a spouse had a stroke.
(Reuters) - Protesters near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline are bracing for a stand-off with law enforcement as they face orders to evacuate a camp that has served as the base of their oppositi
HealthDay News People with mild heart disease are more likely to say they have poorer health, anxiety and a negative outlook than the general population, a new study suggests.
CALGARY - A report commissioned by the previous Progressive Conservative government shows it was aware that Alberta farm workers needed workplace insurance protection. The Sigma Risk Management repor
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News The skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs has many U.S. cancer survivors skipping needed medications, putting their health at risk, a new study finds.
HealthDay News A group of six high-ranking U.S. Senators and House members from both parties issued a statement supporting the safety and efficacy of FDA-approved vaccines.
(Reuters Health) - After a hip fracture, men are more cognitively impaired - and therefore, more at risk of death - than women, researchers in Baltimore say.
The world was shocked when pop icon Andy Warhol, 58, died following a routine gallbladder operation. But Dr John Ryan, a medical historian, says we shouldn't have been so surprised.
Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has offered more than 70 people the virtually unheard-of opportunity to see their ailing body part, and to hold it, before it is stored for further study.
Amy WallaceFeb. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers have found osteopathic structural examinations can successfully identify the location of an ectopic pregnancy to improve maternal outcomes.
While testosterone use for one year appeared to strengthen bones and reduce anemia, it also showed signs of worsening artery disease and questions remain about other potential risks.
Amy Norton, HealthDay News A microchip implanted in the brain helped paralyzed patients "type" on a computer via mind control, at the fastest speeds yet seen in such experiments.
Megan Tyler, 26, from New York, looked to be the candidate of perfect health. She did CrossFit and yoga 7 times a week. Then she got the shock of her life: a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Testosterone treatment can boost bone density and reduce anemia in men with low levels of the hormone, but it might also pose heart risks, new trials suggest.
Dr Douglas Scharre at Ohio State University, warns that unfortunately it is not surprising David Cassidy has already been diagnosed with dementia, given his family history.
Scientists present the smallest member of the CRISPR-Cas9 family developed to date and show that it can fit inside adeno-associated viruses and mutate blindness-causing genes
Amy WallaceFeb. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers from the National Institutes of Health are testing a new vaccine designed to target mosquito saliva to protect against mosquito-borne diseases.
(Reuters) - Bao Bao, the 3-year-old giant panda who rose to fame while growing up on live video at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, left for her new home in China on Tuesday under a long-
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, said on Tuesday in his first address to his staff that America should not have to choose between jobs and
(Reuters Health) - Obese youth who have some buildup of fats in their livers and a diet high in fructose may be more likely to develop serious chronic liver damage common in adult alcoholics, a recent
TORONTO - Feeling gassy? Bloated? You're not alone, according to Dietitians of Canada. These digestive woes are among the most common troubling Canadians, based on calls fielded by dietitians at Eat
(Reuters Health) - Married couples may be healthier than single, divorced or widowed adults at least in part because they have lower levels of a stress hormone associated with a variety of medical pro
A new study from Oregon State University has found that a group of genes, called LLCs, appear to become active and respond to some of the stresses most common in aging.
GENEVA (Reuters) - China has detected an evolution in the H7N9 avian flu virus that is capable of causing severe disease in poultry and requires close monitoring, the World Health Organization (WHO) s
Scientists have struggled to trace the specific biology behind diabetes-associated heart disease risk or find ways to intervene. Now, researchers have hunted down a possible culprit -- a protein calle
Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in depr
(Reuters) - The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) said on Tuesday it was investigating whether health insurers complied with its contraceptive coverage requirements.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, told agency staff on Tuesday that America should not have to choose between the economy and the environme
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, a top executive said on Tuesday, accelerating the m
Amy WallaceFeb. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers in Denmark have found that children born to mothers who took anti-epilepsy medication during pregnancy were not adversely affected.
Taking up exercise and keeping trim are the most important lifestyle changes to help reduce the risk of relapsing, scientists from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto claim.
Researchers have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from dy
Previous studies have shown that anti-epilepsy medicine may lead to congenital malformations in the fetus and that the use of anti-epilepsy medicine during pregnancy affects the development of the bra
With extra training sessions in the sports hall and more matches on the program, youth handball players risk getting shoulder injuries, conclude investigators.
Screening methods for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes could be improved by measuring different biological signposts to those currently being tested, a new study suggests. The
Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down syndrome (or trisomy 21) in humans.
A combination of drugs has been discovered that induces supporting cells in the ear to differentiate into hair cells, offering a potential new way to treat hearing loss.
For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an evidence-b
A team of scientists from three US universities have found a drug combination that is able to grow large numbers of new hair cells in the laboratory - possibly preventing deafness in old age.
(Reuters) - Bao Bao, the 3-year-old giant panda who rose to fame while growing up on live video at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, will be flown to her new home in China on Tuesday under
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, will address agency workers for the first time on Tuesday, as the White House prepares executive orders t
Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research. The study raises hopes that there may be a biomarker -- a biolog
New research reveals that the Earth's unique iron composition isn't linked to the formation of the planet's core, calling into question a prevailing theory about the events that shaped our planet duri
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will reverse a handful of Obama-era environmental regulations in executive orders that could be signed as early as this week, the Washington Post rep
Alexa Brown, 26, who lives in Arizona, is a mother-of-two and has posted a picture of her postpartum body just four weeks after giving birth. The Instagram star has over two million followers on her
Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almos
Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation – including people simply arrested for traffic violations – under the Trump administration’s sweeping rewrite of imm
A U.N.-backed court Wednesday dismissed a case against a former Khmer Rouge cadre charged with crimes against humanity, highlighting the difficulties of bringing lower level members of the brutal regi
Verizon Wireless may soon release its Moto G5 Plus. The smartphone is expected to be showcased at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona on Feb. 26.
In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Anurag Mundra, Joint MD CFO of Ujaas Energy said that rumours regarding mismanagement and auditor commentary are absolutely incorrect.
Suzuki-controlled home-grown carmaker Maruti Suzuki is sprucing up its product development capabilities, aiming to become an end-to-end manufacturer and reducing dependence on its parent company.
According to sources, the company started the process last week and will lay off 500-600 people across Snapdeal, Vulcan (logistics) and Freecharge (digital payments business).
Former Oaks Christian quarterback Matt Corral, a USC commit, is taking his talents to . . . Long Beach Poly. Corral confirmed Tuesday night he will join the Jackrabbits. One reason will be the cha
An ex-Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest Tuesday to killing a former neighbor in Sylmar who had been involved in a dispute with his son. Francisco “Frank” Gamez II entered the
Howie Levine of Grant announced on Tuesday night that he is stepping down as basketball coach after 31 years as head coach. He told his team after the Lancers' 86-82 double-overtime loss to Bernst
As the latest major storm to saturate California got in its final licks Tuesday, the state deployed all the weapons in its flood-control arsenal — including farm tractors, pontoon boats and contro
The U.S. attorney’s office has decided not to file charges after a lengthy FBI investigation into the bidding process that won Apple a contract to provide 650,000 iPads, one for every student, tea
GIRLS' SOCCER SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Second round, Tuesday JSerra 3, Los Osos 1 Los Alamitos 4, Palos Verdes 0 Chino Hills 2, Corona Santiago 0 Huntington Beach 0, San Clemente 0 (Huntington
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Trump's new immigration directives: stricter enforcement and more deportations Feb. 21, 2017, 9:24 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: New Homeland Security
Top-seeded Birmingham will have to beat its West Valley League rival Taft for a fourth time this season if it wants to stay on the path at winning its first City Section championship. The Patriots