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:
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.
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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