VANCOUVER—Conditions such as sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome and depression are more common among multiple sclerosis patients five years before they develop medically recognized signs of the disease, a new study from the University of British Columbia suggests.
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VANCOUVER—Transport Canada says a substance that fell from the sky and onto vehicles and people in two B.C. communities was not human feces from aircraft.
But one woman believes the foul-smelling material that landed in her eyes had to be excrement.
VANCOUVER—Canada's political leaders must take bold action by joining forces to decriminalize illicit drugs and save lives in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis, a leading drug-policy expert says.
VANCOUVER—Health Canada's proposal to loosen regulations on importing prescription-grade heroin to treat opioid addiction is being hailed as a crucial step to reducing fentanyl-fuelled deaths across the country.
VANCOUVER—The smell of rubbing alcohol permeates a tiny room where chronic heroin users inject a pharmaceutical-grade version of the drug three times a day to just feel normal.
Justin Hall, 48, exits the freshly-cleaned injection room at the Crosstown Clinic in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside after his second visit of the day.
VANCOUVER—A study by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is calling for more doctors across Canada to be formally trained to diagnose and treat patients addicted to drugs.
VANCOUVER—Overdose deaths have climbed to such an urgent level in British Columbia that the province needs help from the federal government to deal with a public health emergency, Premier Christy Clark says.
VANCOUVER—A man accused of making false teeth from modelling clay said a petition filed against him by three dental regulatory organizations in British Columbia is cruel and unnecessary.
Matthew Block said in a B.C. Supreme Court document filed by his girlfriend that he has already informed the petitioners he will never again offer any dental-related services.
VANCOUVER—Canada urgently needs a national strategy to ensure seniors are prescribed appropriate medications because the cost of giving them the wrong drugs has reached nearly $2 billion a year, a new study says.
VANCOUVER—Bear biologists are trying to demystify the genetic makeup of a rare cream-coloured black bear cub spotted near the resort community of Whistler, B.C.
Arthur De Jong said he saw the cub frolicking with its mother on Whistler-Blackcomb mountain last Thursday, a couple of days after a guide first caught a glimpse of it.