CBC Health Headlines
Independent MLA and retired surgeon Jim Parrott is calling on the provincial government to stop spending taxpayers' money on a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis.
An unauthorized product with a numbered name is available for sale to Canadians online but a drug maker says it stopped testing it when it was linked to cancers in animal studies.
The jury of a coroner's inquest into the drowning of a Chinese student in Saint John is calling for province-wide safety standards at all public pools and increased minimum training for paramedics.
The World Health Organization plans to help Saudi Arabia dig deeper into deadly outbreaks of a new coronavirus to draw up advice ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, which attracts millions of Muslims.
Health Canada has loosened decades-old restrictions on gay men giving blood — but it's still not nearly enough, Hamilton advocates say.
Health Minister Ted Flemming is asking the New Brunswick Medical Society to restart negotiations with him over the contentious issue of health spending.
Quality concerns with a Chinese producer of acetaminophen have prompted a recall of four fever medications meant for infants and children.
Mayor Michael Applebaum has given Montrealers the green light to drink their tap water, saying it's safe to drink. He says if it's still discoloured, let the taps run for a few minutes.
There are still conflicts over sharing viruses, an international law professor says.
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.
People living in poorer neighbourhoods are at higher risk of being hospitalized for incidents of suicide and self-harm compared with those in the wealthiest neighbourhoods.
Sedentary behaviour, little or no physical activity, gets the lowest grade on the report
Mental health experts say we need to find new ways to refer to and discuss suicide, particularly now that a large medical study has confirmed that teens are more susceptible to the idea if they know a schoolmate who died that way.
Most Montrealers are being told they must boil their water before drinking it, a precaution after sediment was found in the water following renovations to a city reservoir.
Shortening wait times for hip and knee replacements, increasing electronic health records and starting a national pharmacare strategy are stalled, according to a new progress report.
Health Canada will allow men to donate blood if they haven't had sex with a man in the last five years, a change in policy to take effect in the coming weeks.
A thalidomide drug that is approved as part of treatment for multiple myeloma may increase the risk of other cancers, Health Canada says.
Mounties in Prince George, B.C., are warning drug users about the powerful prescription opiate fentanyl which has turned up on the city's streets.
Health Minister Ted Flemming insists there are jobs for family doctors in New Brunswick, despite a letter he received from medical residents saying a provincial cap on full-time positions is forcing them to leave when they finish their training.
Hundreds of delegates arrive in Charlottetown Wednesday for the Hockey Canada annual general meeting, where they will vote on whether bodychecking should be banned nationally in minor hockey.