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.
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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.
WASHINGTON A pot belly can be a bad thing ‚Äî even if you’re not considered overweight.
New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs.
ORLANDO, Fla. Details were revealed Monday from a landmark federal study that challenges decades of thinking on blood pressure, giving a clearer picture of plusses and minuses of more aggressive treatment.
The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it’s worth the risks.
TORONTO—Thousands more Ontario children with autism are on waiting lists for treatment than they were 10 years ago.
And government figures suggest the number of kids receiving treatment actually is dropping.
NEW YORK For decades, breast cancer has been less common in black women than white women, yet killed black women at a higher rate.
One of those gaps has finally closed. Unfortunately for black women, it’s the first one.
BOSTON A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms. The rate of cancers that have already spread far beyond the breast when they are discovered has stayed stable for decades, suggesting that screening and early detection are not preventing the most dangerous forms of the disease.
PARIS—Hotdogs, bacon, cold cuts, and other processed meats raise the risk of colon, stomach, and other cancers, and red meat probably contributes to the disease, too, the World Health Organization said today, throwing its considerable authority behind what many doctors have been warning for years.