SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has updated a key list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said in a statement on Thursday, a fillip
CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - All but a few dozen of the last holdouts from a months-long mass protest against a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota peacefully vacated their riverside camp as an evi
Nursing homes across the Fraser Health region are adopting a tool that has reduced transfers of patients to emergency departments by as much as 71 per cent. The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare
HealthDay News Strokes bring with them a heightened possibility of another attack, and new research suggests black patients may be at especially high risk for recurrence.
Amy Norton, HealthDay News People with pacemakers or implantable defibrillators have long been told they can't undergo MRI scans, but under the right conditions they may be safe.
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's approach to treating addiction amounts to "a series of disconnected silos" that in some instances increases the likelihood someone will overdose, says the province's chi
CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - Several dozen demonstrators, the last holdouts from a mass protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, faced off against riot police on Wednesday as they defied a deadline to
Imperial researchers say fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death.
A weight loss drug could help thousands of people avoid diabetes in the same way statins are used to ward off heart disease, according to a landmark trial, British scientists have found.
Over a four-month period, a 39-year old B.C. man went doctor shopping to obtain opioids and other addictive drugs, finding 10 willing doctors to write a few dozen prescriptions and 10 pharmacies to fi
Maria, 51, was given a new breed of anti-ageing haircut. Her wrinkles appeared to have been gently smoothed away, her cheekbones were more pronounced and her face looked slimmer.
For most sex is very pleasurable. However for others, it can be quite the opposite. One out of every 100 people suffer from headaches associated with sexual activity (HAS).
Bright children are twice as likely to booze and have a 50 per cent higher chance of using cannabis during adolescence, scientists from University College London found.
HALIFAX - Health Minister Leo Glavine acknowledges Nova Scotia still has the country's worst wait times for knee and hip surgeries, but says such procedures are quickly being stepped up.
People who consistently slept for more than nine hours each night were twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, researchers from Boston University Medical Center found.
NEW YORK - The so-called abortion pill — now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals and doctors' offices — should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S., according to a group of
(Reuters Health) - Enacting policies that promote equality, like same-sex marriage laws, may ease the mental burdens on lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, a new U.S. study suggests.
Amy Norton, HealthDay News A structured exercise program can help stroke survivors recover not only physically but mentally as well, a new review says.
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Zika virus can be sexually transmitted through semen, and a new mouse study could help explain why that occurs -- and how the virus might damage male fertility.
Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News Seniors who begin sleeping more than nine hours a night may face a higher risk of dementia down the road, a new study suggests.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Secretary
(Reuters) - The mucky water flooding a section of San Jose in Northern California forced officials on Wednesday to widen the area under mandatory evacuation orders, with about 14,000 people barred fro
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Middle-aged men and women at risk for heart disease may also face a higher chance of dementia later in life, a new study suggests.
BURNABY, B.C. - Premier Christy Clark says her government considered cutting the provincial sales tax, but decided slashing British Columbia's medical service premiums would keep more money in taxpaye
TORONTO - Public health officials in Toronto say they're investigating 14 mumps cases apparently linked to bars in the city's downtown.
Toronto Public Health says the lab-confirmed cases involve peop
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's chief medical officer says far more needs to be done to bridge the divide between mental-health and addiction treatment in order to tackle Canada's growing overdose cris
(Reuters Health) - As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with paying for prescription medications, according to a recent study.
HealthDay News The way a patient's head is positioned by right after a stroke doesn't seem to have any bearing on how well he or she will fare, new research indicates.
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News As kids play sports like soccer and football with more frequency and force, many are damaging their knees, a new study finds.
HealthDay News Depression is always a danger for people recovering from a stroke, but new research suggests tweaking a rehabilitation facility's lighting may help.
Alan Mozes, HealthDay News Doctors often prescribe antidepressants for conditions like migraine headaches, but researchers say such "off-label" usage occurs without scientific evidence.
Measuring patients' muscle mass and quality could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects that could require hospitalizations, researchers report.
Elevations in a unusual form of cholesterol, called Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a), as responsible for 1 in 14 heart attacks and 1 in 7 cases of aortic valve disease, research has found.
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN A patient in the Okanagan with a strong family history of colorectal cancer has been told he needs a colonoscopy after an abnormal stool test. John Woodrow’s wait time for tha