CBC Health Headlines
Citing a potential threat to public health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
Finding an effective treatment for dementia by 2025 is a new goal set by world health ministers who want to improve the quality of life for people who are affected.
Global efforts to curb malaria are stalling after a drop in funds to buy bed nets, according to the latest report Wednesday from the World Health Organization.
An Edmonton car dealer acted unethically when it sold a luxury SUV to a psychiatric hospital patient, says the patient’s sister and legal guardian.
Mark Farrow, chief information officer at Hamilton Health Sciences, recently took home a prestigious award – he was named among the top IT experts in health care by Computerworld magazine. He tells us how tech will shape health care in the future.
The Canadian Cancer Society says recent numbers obtained by CBC's iTeam show the Saskatchewan government is failing to enforce legislation banning the sale of tobacco to minors.
A review of mental health programs and policies for youths in Nova Scotia is urging the provincial government to reject a previous recommendation to reduce the number of psychiatrists for children.
At the first G8 dementia summit in London, world leaders are looking for ways to tackle the mind-robbing condition that is expected to affect 1.4 million Canadians by 2040, and research into healthy lifestyle is providing some clues.
Taking some heartburn medications for more than two years is linked to a higher risk of vitamin B12 deficiency in adults, a U.S. study suggests.
The Alward government unveiled its long-awaited drug plan for uninsured New Brunswickers on Tuesday.
Whether a father eats a healthy diet before conception could affect his children's risk of birth defects, suggests a new study from McGill University. The study looked at mice, but the results likely apply to humans.
A provocative analysis suggests the world's top cancer killer isn't as deadly as doctors once thought, finding that almost 1 in 5 lung tumours detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.
Many people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) won't tell their family doctors about a traumatic event without being asked, but there are screening questions Canadian family doctors can use.
Injuries from high chairs or booster seats are sending an increasing number of U.S. children for treatment each year, doctors who oversaw a seven-year study have found.
The Nova Scotia government is moving closer to a province-wide system of reporting medical mistakes.
The daughter of an 84-year-old Calgary dementia patient is speaking out about how her mother was “warehoused” in acute care hospitals for almost a year, because she couldn’t get long-term care in a public or private facility.
Dr. Nikhil Joshi has been trying to be a model cancer patient, he writes, but he's finding it difficult to follow all the rules.
Ryan Gibbons died in October 2012 after he suffered a severe asthma attack during recess at his Straffordville, Ont., school. Now his mother, Sandra, wants puffers allowed in all Ontario schools.
New health legislation tabled in Parliament today would give the government more power to recall unsafe products and impose fines of up to $5 million a day for leaving unsafe products on shelves.
Mac study suggests culture of sports encourages more drinking but less drug use among young athletes.