LOUISVILLE, Ky. Alarmed that black lung disease routinely goes unreported decades after it was discovered among miners, federal mine safety officials are touting new regulations that will step up monitoring for the coal dust that causes the deadly disease.
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VANCOUVER—The eureka moment for a B.C. prostate cancer researcher came when she saw photos of drastically-shrunken tumours in mice she’d treated with a promising new drug.
“I remember running around the building and showing everyone those photographs in sheer delight,” Dr. Marianne Sadar said about that day in 2006.
WASHINGTON Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering ‚Äî a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.
TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government is considering backtracking on medical marijuana exemptions to e-cigarette rules that are so new they technically haven’t even come into effect.
The turnaround came just one day after the exemption for medical marijuana users to a vaporizing law came to light.
TORONTO—Medical marijuana users in Ontario now are legally able to use vaporizers just about anywhere in the province.
The Liberal government quietly exempted them this week from a law that bans the use of e-cigarettes anywhere regular cigarettes are prohibited.
It means medical marijuana users can vaporize in restaurants, at work, or on playgrounds.
NEW YORK A non-profit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.
TORONTO—Light-box therapy typically used to treat people with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, during the winter months also can ease symptoms of depression that occur throughout the rest of the year, a study suggests.
NEW YORK A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced Monday.
OTTAWA—Ontario and B.C. appear prepared for the federal government to request more time to respond to the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision on doctor-assisted death.
The new Liberal government has not said it will need an extension to address the court’s ruling, but Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould publicly has acknowledged this is a possibility.
BURNABY, B.C.—A species of invasive, disease-carrying mosquito has been found in B.C.—the first such discovery in Western Canada.
A team from Simon Fraser University, along with workers at a mosquito control company, discovered larvae of the aedes japonicus in standing water in Maple Ridge, a suburb east of Vancouver.