BURNABY, B.C. - A coroner's jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health providers following the death of a man who repeatedly stabbed himself an
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed on Wednesday for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their e
TOKYO - Fewer Japanese are taking their own lives, a positive sign in a country with one of the world's highest suicide rates.
The Health Ministry said Thursday that 21,897 people committed suicide i
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's GlaxoSmithKline and U.S.-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals are embarking on a joint project with UK Biobank, the world's most detailed biomedical database, to hunt for new c
The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Vermont's most populous county is joining a handful of communities around the country considering setting up supervised injection sites for heroin and other opioid users to reduce ov
You might think NBA players would eat granola bars for a pregame snack, but their secret addiction is actually PB&J sandwiches, which not only give them energy boosts but improve their mental health
London (Reuters) - Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said on Thursday, and new drugs powerful enough to t
In this year’s provincial health budget, the government giveth and taketh. The province allocated $5.2 billion to health — an increase of $38.6 million (0.7 per cent) from last year.
Among Dr. Weinberg’s books were “Society and the Healthy Homosexual,” which rejected the prevalent idea that homosexuality was a psychological disorder.
Celebrities constantly rave about the health benefits of taking vitamins. But doctors say most of us don't need to take the supplements, and that taking too many can cause health problems.
(Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday to PTC Therapeutics Inc, seeking information about the drugmaker's pricing strategy for its recently acquired muscle-wasting disorder drug.
DETROIT (Reuters) - The cost to implement tough fuel-efficiency standards for cars imposed by the Obama administration for the first half of the next decade could be up to 40 percent lower than previo
(Reuters Health) - - Pregabalin, the pain-fighting drug better known by the Pfizer brand name Lyrica, works no better than placebo at relieving the leg pain associated with sciatica, according to resu
EDMONTON - A former Alberta health information supervisor has been fined $5,000 for unauthorized access to patient records.
Amanda Trip pleaded guilty to 13 charges under the Health Information Act.
OTTAWA - Highlights from the 2017 federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau:
— Employment insurance premiums are going up five cents to $1.68 per every $100 of insurable
(Reuters) - Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc said its drug to treat patients with seizures did not meet the main goal in a mid-stage study, sending its shares down 6.2 percent in after-market trading on
In a study of more than 200 patients, pregabalin - originally marketed as Lyrica by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer - performed no better than a dummy pill at relieving their agony.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices has badly damaged the reputation of Brazil's meatpacking industry and could wipe more than 10 percen
OTTAWA - The federal government plans to spend $7 billion over the next decade to help ease the burden of child care costs, part of a slew of new long-term spending targeting families.
The details ou
REGINA - The Saskatchewan government tabled a budget Wednesday which forecasts a $685-million deficit this year and includes a plan to balance the books in three years. Here are the highlights:
REGINA - Saskatchewan residents will have to dig deeper into their pockets for everything from home renovations to alcohol as the government increases the provincial sales tax to help tackle a $1.3-bi
(Reuters Health) - - An alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium may be worth trying for knee osteoarthritis after traditional approaches fail, a r
(Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Mylan NV has recalled about 81,000 EpiPen devices in countries outside the United States, following two reports of the life-saving allergy shot failing to work in emergen
VICTORIA - The head of British Columbia's shellfish growers says the industry has been stunned by a mysterious norovirus that has forced the closure of seven coastal oyster farms and made hundreds of
A fungal biopesticide that shows promise for the control of bed bugs is highly effective even against bed-bug populations that are insecticide resistant, according to research.
A survey of more than 422,000 college freshmen found that students who identified as transgender were more likely than their cisgender peers to experience negative consequences from drinking, includin
Dozens of protesters, many in wheelchairs, have been escorted out of the Capitol Rotunda by police during an apparent protest of the health care bill being considered in the House
Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues and organs: how to establish a vascular system that delivers blo
A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in the
(Reuters Health) - - Did your date check his email just as you were about to deliver a punch line? Did your friend reply to a text while you were describing your boss’ broadside? Is your child so engr
Kelsey Ward, from Schertz, Texas, had her arm severed in a car accident eleven months ago. In a groundbreaking surgery, doctors successfully replanted her arm and now she can even do push-ups.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's meatpacking industry has been badly damaged by a police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices, and could lose upward of 10 percent of its global mar
CHICAGO (Reuters) - No slaughter or processing facilities implicated in Brazil's meat scandal have shipped meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday.