Health

Feds urged to back research on psychedelic drugs for medical treatments

Canadian researchers are urging Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor to support broad research on the use of psychedelic drugs --including LSD and an active ingredient in magic...

Using technology to help older adults keep their independence

A charming three-story home trimmed in white sits at the corner of 10th and Center streets on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus in Atlanta....

Medicaid has a bull's-eye on its back, which means no one is entirely safe

Although it started as a plan to cover only the poor, Medicaid now touches tens of millions of Americans who live above the poverty line....

Most people seeking euthanasia in Nova Scotia in early 2017 didn't get it: agency

Nearly two-thirds of Nova Scotians seeking assisted suicide in the first six months of 2017 did not receive a lethal injection, with doctors saying the province's system is short...

Should states ban abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed?

Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from Ohio always knew she'd never terminate a pregnancy. But after her...

People with this face shape are more likely to cheat, study suggests

Can you predict a person’s sexual drive and likelihood to cheat? Just examine the shape of their face....

It's ok to let your dog sleep on your bed; it won't ruin your sleep

But a study says it’s marginally better to have the animal sleep elsewhere in bedroom....

Combining art and medicine, play using patients' stories encourages empathy for the dying

The PEACE Project weaves together the experiences of palliative care patients and their families in a theatre production, with every line a direct quote from a patient or...

CDC: Mosquitoes carrying Zika, other deadly viruses could breed in 75 percent of the US

According to a CDC study, up to 75 percent of the contiguous United States may provide suitable conditions for disease-spreading mosquitoes in 48 states....

Woman struggling with husband's Parkinson's asks premier: 'Get me a doctor'

Theresa Zukauskas says she wants Nova Scotia's premier to find her husband a family doctor as she struggles for the third time in five years to ensure he has proper care for his...

Ontario to cover HIV prevention pill under public health plan

Ontario will cover a combination HIV prevention pill that is now available in generic form by the end of the month....

Can an anti-HIV drug break down wall between HIV-positive and HIV-negative men?

Health Canada and researchers say HIV-prevention drug Truvada is another line of defence to be used along with condoms, but preliminary results from a two-year study show...

Covering HIV prevention pill could save health care dollars, proponents say

While the cost of PrEP is high, the cost of treating someone with HIV is higher. That’s why proponents say covering the HIV prevention pill could be economically smart—but with a...

Forget what you know about sex

GENTLEMEN, we need to talk about your performance in the bedroom....

Love in the Time of Individualism

Two new books explore America's changing romantic landscape....

N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies

The Nova Scotia government says it will make the abortion pill available to women at no cost....

Any kind of physical activity can help reduce deaths, disease: international study

You don’t have to run marathons or do circuit training in order to reap the health benefits of exercise. A large new study concludes that any kind of physical activity can prevent...

Health minister says Canadians need to avoid judging those addicted to opioids

As the opioid epidemic continues to march across the country, destroying an ever increasing number of lives, the federal health minister says people have fallen into the habit of...

What you need to know about botulism

Botulism cases are rare in Canada but potentially serious. The culprit? A potent neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria under certain conditions....

Her baby died without explanation the day before Mother's Day

Dana Rennie of Berwick, N.S., is raising awareness about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and money for research after her healthy baby suddenly stopped breathing in her sleep....

Helping kids cope with the barrage of scary news

Guidance from a family therapist....

Drinking One Less Soda a Week May Help You Lose Weight

The tweak may be especially helpful for people who are already overweight....

For her lies about butt injections, her butt will do 4 years in federal prison

Magaly Del Rosario, an assistant at Bella Beauty Spa on Flagler Street, got sentenced Wednesday to 56 months in federal prison after helping smuggle silicone and inject it into...

‘The most devastating storm in a century’ leaves Puerto Rico, but flooding still looms

President Donald Trump has issued a disaster declaration for Puerto Rico, which makes federal funding available to residents affected by hurricanes....

Genome editing reveals key gene for human embryo growth

British scientists have used genome "editing" technology to reveal the role of a key gene in the early development of human embryos, a potential boost for fertility treatment....

Ontario teen who lost parents urges feds to create national mental health plan

A Guelph, Ont. teen visited Parliament Hill on Thursday to tell his painful personal story and bring attention to how Canada is failing those who struggle with mental illness....

Gender stereotypes are firmly rooted by age 10: global study

Gender stereotypes are firmly rooted in today's youth by age 10, according to a global study Wednesday that warns such beliefs can raise the risk of depression, suicide, violence...

'Engineered activity out of our life:' why working up a sweat improves survival rates

Our steps count towards reducing premature deaths regardless of how they're accumulated, a large, global study affirms....

Plant-eating dinosaurs may have dined on crustaceans on special occasions, study says

A group of plant-eating dinosaurs may have dined on crustaceans from time to time, new research shows....

IEPs and 504 plans: Which is the best fit for your special needs child?

A closer look at the laws governing special education services in public schools, and how to determine what your child needs....

Climate Change Is Already Making People Sicker

It's a prominent topic at the United Nations General Assembly...

Water Campus' plans for impressive model of Mississippi River? Teach, learn, inspire

Winding from one corner of the warehouse to the other, the trough of the Mississippi River dominates the gigantic but still dry model of southeast Louisiana....

Study: Playing tackle football before age 12 leads to behavior problems later

The new study raises more concerns in a sport already dealing with declining participation as parents assess the risk of concussions...

Painted ladies butterflies have taken over the Front Range on their way south

The Front Range has been taking on a tinge of orange. But not because of fall foliage, but rather a large migration of the painted lady butterfly....

Barrier put in mine that sent toxic water into 3 states

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of wastewater like a 2015 blowout...

Five shocking facts about Canadians' sleep habits

A new report from Statistics Canada shines some harsh morning light on Canadians' sleep habits....

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says many Canadians lack sleep

More than half of adults in Canada say their shuteye is fitful at times, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday....

What’s scary about 2017’s hurricanes isn’t just their strength. It’s how fast they’re achieving it

Hurricane Maria set an ominous new record for the speed of its intensification....

Wickstrom: A pitch for people to enjoy the outdoors, and use common sense

You only have to go back a couple generations and America was an agrarian society.  The outdoors was our backyard and interaction with wildlife was part of growing up. Through the...

Study: Tackle football before age 12 leads to brain issues

Playing tackle football before age 12 “may have long-term neurobehavioral consequences,”......