TORONTO — Researchers have found much deeper links between cardiovascular disease and the risk of cognitive impairment than were previously known, strengthening the message to Canadians that taking steps to prevent heart disease and stroke also protects the brain.
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TORONTO — Health Canada says prolonged use of a drug commonly prescribed for high blood pressure could increase a person’s risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic, or water pill, that is also prescribed to reduce fluid retention related to heart failure and some kidney and liver problems.
TORONTO — They’re hardly the most glamorous parts of the human anatomy, but the big toes take the brunt of a lifetime of walking and other weight-bearing activities, often making these lowly appendages prone to painful osteoarthritis.
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.
NEW YORK — The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar.
There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder.
TORONTO — Health authorities across the country are getting funds to train thousands of paramedics to deliver palliative care.
TORONTO — Parents are changing the way they talk to their kids about cannabis post-legalization as weed has become a more visible part of daily life across the country.
TORONTO — Flo Elliott was never a big eater, but her appetite plummeted when her husband died.
Suddenly alone after 54 years of marriage, Elliott says she lost interest in food and would routinely skip meals.
It would take about seven years to recover that appetite, says the now 89-year-old.
OTTAWA — New guidelines from the Canadian Paediatric Society suggest babies at high risk of developing allergies be offered common allergenic foods at about six months of age.
Babies who are ready for food sooner can start as young as four months of age, but not earlier.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Two Indiana University researchers whose cavity-fighting formula launched Crest toothpaste in the 1950s will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Joseph Muhler and William Nebergall will be inducted on May 2 in Washington, along with 17 other inventors and innovators.