SASKATOON—Leaders of three Saskatchewan First Nations say they are declaring a health crisis, citing a three-year spike in deaths due to violence, addictions, and health issues.
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CALGARY — Researchers at Calgary’s Rockyview General Hospital believe the human heart provides valuable data when it comes to predicting oncoming illness and the information could help reduce the frequency of post-surgery complications.
Dr. David Liepert, the hospital‚Äôs director of perioperative medicine, says a lack of variability in a heart rate is an indicator of medical stress.
TORONTO — Should you worry about eating food if the best-before date on the label has come and gone?
That depends on whether it’s a can of tomatoes or a carton of milk.
CROSS LAKE, Man.—A remote Manitoba First Nation declared a state of emergency yesterday after six suicides in the last two months and 140 attempts in the last two weeks alone.
Officials from the Pimicikamak Cree Nation, known as Cross Lake, say health workers on the northern reserve no longer can cope.
WASHINGTON Nearly 1 in 3 patients who needs a kidney transplant is especially hard to match, and new research suggests a painstaking treatment to help those patients tolerate an incompatible organ is worth considering.
WASHINGTON The nation’s first uterus transplant has failed, the Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday, saying doctors had removed the organ.
A 26-year-old woman received the transplant on Feb. 24 and seemed to be doing well, even appearing briefly at a news conference on Monday with her surgeons.
OTTAWA—Two members of Parliament with dramatically different political affiliations have joined forces in an effort to establish a national strategy to deal with dementia.
WASHINGTON The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to the evidence that the scale doesn’t always tell the whole story when it comes to weight-related health risks.
CHICAGO Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems.
TORONTO—American model and TV host Chrissy Teigen has faced criticism after disclosing her personal decision to hand-pick a female embryo during in-vitro fertilization.
The wife of singer-songwriter John Legend told People Magazine she was excited at the thought of seeing her husband with a little girl, adding that he “deserves that bond” and that “a boy will come along.”