CBC Health Headlines
First Nations, Metis and Inuit of advancing years often have poorer health than their non-aboriginal counterparts but don't receive the same level of health-care services as other Canadian seniors, a new report says.
The risk of dementia appears to be falling despite an aging population, U.S. doctors say.
A 14-year-old boy is suing Hockey Canada and other minor leagues after he was cross-checked by an opponent, resulting in a serious concussion.
Tongue-controlled power wheelchairs could allow some people who are paralyzed to do tasks like using a phone and navigate obstacles more quickly, researchers say.
First Nations in northwestern Ontario lack long-term care facilities — and neither the provincial nor federal government will pay for them.
A local counsellor says hundreds of people who need narcotics in Sudbury are going without.
Deaths from H1N1 pandemic flu in 2009 was similar to the annual toll of seasonal flu, but researchers suggest comparison is misleading because those who died during the H1N1 pandemic were a lot younger
Doctors and nutritionists in the province want parents to send them pictures of what's being served in school cafeterias.
A French contraceptive maker says it will begin warning women that its morning-after pill is ineffective when taken by women who weigh more than 80 kilograms or 176 pounds.
A Halifax law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Health Canada, accusing the federal department of violating the privacy of medical marijuana users.
Seniors in Eabametoong First Nation are struggling to stay in their community as they age.
The Nova Scotia government is promising to move quickly to bring in regulations for electronic cigarettes.
Canada's Auditor General has raised red flags around food and rail safety, border security, and emergency plans on First Nations communities living on reserves in his annual fall report tabled today. The federal government has accepted all of the auditor general's recommendations and has begun to implement them.
People who take up fitness later in life are more likely to "age successfully" and stay healthy compared with those who remain couch potatoes, a large British study finds.
Ten former NHLers, including all-star forward Gary Leeman, are claiming in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is backed by science.
Walking with Paralympic Gold Medalist Tim Prendergast along one of London's busiest streets, 'disability' is not the first word that springs to mind.
A former Canadian soldier coping with PTSD says she can't find a job because potential employers balk when they meet Lobo, her service dog that needs to be with her at all times.
Recent reports suggested krokodil had appeared in the U.S. and Ontario's Niagara region, but so far there's been no confirmed evidence that the highly addictive homemade substitute for heroin is on North American streets.
A new study is drawing attention to the health problems being faced by a First Nations community living near one of Canada's most industrialized areas.