Toronto's medical officer of health wants the Ontario government to stop letting students skip their vaccines on philosophical or religious grounds.
CHICAGO - The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions, a study suggests.
New international research shows Canada has among the highest survival rates for lung cancer and colon cancer when compared to other high-income countries, but lags in survival rates for esophageal and rectal cancer.
Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient's HIV infection by providing blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS virus.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch doctor was acquitted Wednesday in a landmark trial that prosecutors and physicians hope will help clarify how the country's 2002 euthanasia law can be applied to people with severe dementia.
U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified about 450 possible cases in 33 states, including six deaths.
WASHINGTON - When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer's trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage.
WASHINGTON - Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products.
NEW YORK - U.S. health officials on Friday again urged people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses.
TORONTO - Proposed changes to ambulance rules in Ontario could see paramedics take patients to facilities other than a hospital emergency department, or treat them and release them on scene.
TORONTO - Changes to post-secondary tuition fees in Ontario have sparked concern that school food banks could lose money, which could lead to some students going hungry.
LONDON - A study that tracked over 1,000 Ebola survivors found they had a higher than usual chance of dying in the year after their recovery. Some health officials said the results suggest more should be done to monitor the health of survivors amid the ongoing outbreak in Congo.
TORONTO - The Toronto District School Board will be providing free menstrual products to students in elementary and secondary schools this year to address what one trustee called "period poverty."
Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to the first U.S. government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system.
LONDON - The World Health Organization says there has been a "dramatic resurgence" of measles in Europe, in part fueled by vaccine refusals, with nearly 90,000 people sickened by the virus in the first half of 2019.
Reka Rossignol remembers feeling a mix of frustration and fear while trying to get an incoherent friend back to their dorm after a night of drinking during their first year in university.
How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why.
TORONTO - An Ontario judge has dismissed a lawsuit against two Toronto doctors accused of imposing a "do not resuscitate" order on an elderly man without consulting him or his substitute decision maker.
LONDON - The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is approaching a "stark" milestone with nearly 2,000 people killed by the virus in the year-long epidemic.
LONDON - The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment.
LONDON - A cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to help prevent heart problems especially in poor countries.
TORONTO - Ontario will eliminate some ineffective medical tests and duplicative physician services as it cuts costs in the health care system.
GENEVA - The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and health.
WASHINGTON - More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday.
TRENTON, N.J. - Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis.
TORONTO - Ontario will go ahead with some of its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year, with Premier Doug Ford telling a gathering of municipal leaders on Monday that the government was making the move after listening to their concerns.
OTTAWA - The federal food safety watchdog says it is recalling a certain brand of baby food due to the possibility of insects being in the product.
WASHINGTON - U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage and Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to U.S. cigarette warnings in 35 years.
WASHINGTON - A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market.
TRENTON, N.J. - U.S. regulators Wednesday approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries.
OTTAWA - The Canadian Paediatric Society says it expects climate change to increasingly affect children's health and is encouraging health-care providers to press all levels of government for measures that curb climate change.
TORONTO - Ontario's Progressive Conservative government says it plans to regulate clinicians who provide applied behaviour analysis, a form of therapy used to support people with autism.
TORONTO - You can learn a lot about someone from the videos they take of themselves. One day, these recordings may even be able to reveal your blood pressure, says a Toronto researcher.
KITCHENER, Ont. - Ontario's premier says a patient who fled a mental health hospital where he was detained for killing his roommate is an "animal" and says politicians need to stop being politically correct about it.
TORONTO - Ontarians with kidney failure will get some funding for dialysis services while travelling abroad, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced Thursday, following concerns over the cancellation of provincial out-of-country health insurance.
TORONTO - Researchers are launching a study on HIV self-testing kits with the aim of gaining federal approval for the first such device in Canada.
TORONTO - A new poll suggests the majority of Canadians are ready to embrace more technology in health care, and it seems many would even trust a private company like Google or Apple with personal data if that meant 24-hour access to their doctor.
CHICAGO - Pregnancy started out rough for Leslie Siu. Morning sickness and migraines had her reeling and barely able to function at a demanding New York marketing job, so like rising numbers of U.S. mothers-to-be, she turned to marijuana.
TRENTON, N.J. - U.S. regulators want to know why Novartis didn't disclose a problem with testing data until after the Swiss drugmaker's $2.1 million gene therapy was approved.
TORONTO - The Ontario government says it will be participating in a review of procedures at a Toronto mental health hospital after several patients fled.