WASHINGTON — Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs.
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NEW YORK — Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often, according to a large new study of workers in the U.S. that showed enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs.
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.
NEW YORK — Ask many mothers and they’ll tell you, pumping sucks in more than one sense of the word.
“It feels like you are a cow. You are hooked up to a machine it’s the opposite of breastfeeding,” says Nina Emlen, who works full-time in college admissions and pumps milk twice a day for her son, Asher.
VANCOUVER—Just days after Canada’s physician-assisted dying law came into force, a 25-year-old British Columbia woman with a degenerative muscle disease is challenging it in court.
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.
OTTAWA—Health Canada is making it easier for gay men to give blood—so long as they have been celibate for one year.
Canadian Blood Services and Hema-Quebec now will be allowed to accept blood from men who have had sex with men as recently as one year ago.
“It’s certainly a step in the right direction,” federal Health minister Jane Philpott said yesterday.
CHANDIGARH, India—Millions of people twisted their bodies in complex positions in celebration of International Yoga Day today.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined a crowd of 30,000 schoolchildren and other residents of the northern city of Chandigarh for a mass yoga session.
LONDON — The World Health Organization’s research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn’t enough proof to show a link to cancer.
OTTAWA—The Senate has rejected a proposal to allow individuals who are diagnosed with competence-eroding conditions like dementia to make advance requests for medical help to end their lives.