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How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare' | ABC News | June 22, 2017
ABC News | June 22, 2017
Comparing the Senate health care bill to its House counterpart and 'Obamacare'
Women losing out over hormone therapy fears, some experts say | CBC | June 23, 2017
CBC | June 23, 2017
The risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer due to hormone replacement therapy has been overstated, and that has scared away some women who could benefit from it, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said at its annual conference in Ottawa this week.
Alberta Health Services employee suspended for texting racial slur to Indigenous woman | CBC | June 23, 2017
CBC | June 23, 2017
An Alberta Health Services employee has been suspended after using a racial slur to refer to a Kainai Board of Education school principal in a text message.
With legalization a year away, experts offer tips on minimizing pot harm | CBC | June 23, 2017
CBC | June 23, 2017
If you're going to use pot, you probably shouldn't smoke it. That's just one tip from experts who have examined the scientific research and come up with 10 new guidelines for lowering the risks from cannabis use.
Opioids prescribed for pets might be going to humans, vet warns | CBC | June 23, 2017
CBC | June 23, 2017
The association that represents veterinarians in Nova Scotia is trying to find a way to increase controls around opioids and crack down on owners using their pets' medication.
McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill | ABC News | June 23, 2017
ABC News | June 23, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law
Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill | ABC News | June 23, 2017
ABC News | June 23, 2017
Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate
Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald | ABC News | June 22, 2017
ABC News | June 22, 2017
The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S.
FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers | ABC News | June 22, 2017
ABC News | June 22, 2017
U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers.
Study: Gun makers ramping up production, focusing on 'freedom and security' message | ABC News | June 22, 2017
ABC News | June 22, 2017
Gun makers have boosted production in recent years, focusing on more “high-caliber” pistols and rifles designed for self-defense, a new study finds.
Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age | CBC | June 22, 2017
CBC | June 22, 2017
There are no proven ways to stave off mental decline or dementia, but a new report says there are hints that exercise, controlling blood pressure and some forms of brain training mi...
The Latest: GOP opposition imperils Senate health care bill | ABC News | June 22, 2017
ABC News | June 22, 2017
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and three other Republican senators are preparing to announced their opposition to the Senate health care bill as it's written
U.S. rejects UN call for access to safe abortions | CBC | June 22, 2017
CBC | June 22, 2017
The United States on Thursday rejected a Canada-led United Nations resolution on eliminating violence against women because it called for access to safe abortion for all women in co...
The Latest: Senate Republicans holding private meeting | ABC News | June 22, 2017
ABC News | June 22, 2017
Senate Republicans are holding a private meeting to hear from leaders about their long-awaited plan for eliminating much of President Barack Obama's health law
Doctors 'gun shy' to prescribe opioids hurting those in pain, say experts | CBC | June 22, 2017
CBC | June 22, 2017
A Windsor, Ont., woman says her family doctor has retired and now she can't find a doctor to renew her opioid prescriptions.
AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law | ABC News | June 22, 2017
ABC News | June 22, 2017
Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health car...
Alcohol responsible for more hospital admissions than heart attacks last year: report | CBC | June 22, 2017
CBC | June 22, 2017
There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks.
The Latest: GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties | ABC News | June 21, 2017
ABC News | June 21, 2017
Sources say top Senate Republicans are finalizing their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law
San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid | ABC News | June 21, 2017
ABC News | June 21, 2017
San Francisco has approved a bill that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products
Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors | ABC News | June 21, 2017
ABC News | June 21, 2017
An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults _ and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the ...
Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter | ABC News | June 21, 2017
ABC News | June 21, 2017
Officials: Last winter's flu vaccine was essentially ineffective in protecting older Americans against the illness
Children's weight, physical activity linked to parents': report | CBC | June 21, 2017
CBC | June 21, 2017
The more active you are, the more active your kids will be, thereby reducing their chances of becoming overweight or obese and developing related health conditions.
U.S. Supreme Court ruling may hurt claims of talc link to cancer | CBC | June 21, 2017
CBC | June 21, 2017
Juries have awarded more than $300 million US to women who claimed they got ovarian cancer from using talcum powder. Those decisions, and future cases, could be moot due to a U.S. S...
Coconut oil health claims not all they're cracked up to be, says new study | CBC | June 21, 2017
CBC | June 21, 2017
If you’ve been stirring coconut oil into your coffee or cooking with it every day, a Calgary nutritionist says you should heed a new warning by the American Heart Association.
Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof: EU court | CBC | June 21, 2017
CBC | June 21, 2017
​The European Union's highest court ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.
GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling | ABC News | June 21, 2017
ABC News | June 21, 2017
Republicans are angling toward a Senate vote next week on their marquee effort to erase much of President Barack Obama's health care law
Concerns about fidget spinners highlight unsafe toys report | ABC News | June 21, 2017
ABC News | June 21, 2017
A consumer watchdog group says those wildly popular fidget spinners aren't as harmless as they might appear
Canada's pharma companies disclose payments to doctors for 1st time | CBC | June 20, 2017
CBC | June 20, 2017
Canadians can now take a peek at the amount of money pharmaceutical companies pay doctors. But the data does not provide information about individual doctors or details about why th...
More Robin Hood products added to Canada's E. coli flour recall | CBC | June 20, 2017
CBC | June 20, 2017
Canada is getting hit with more four recalls following an E. coli outbreak. In the latest, Robin Hood-brand Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour and Italian Style Flour are being recal...
Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill | ABC News | June 20, 2017
ABC News | June 20, 2017
Senate Republicans are steering toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week
Brain surgeon charged with child sex abuse gives up license | ABC News | June 20, 2017
ABC News | June 20, 2017
A California brain surgeon has agreed to give up his state medical license while he faces charges that he sexually abused children
The Latest: Spicer says Trump wants health bill with 'heart' | ABC News | June 20, 2017
ABC News | June 20, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president "clearly wants" Senate Republicans to put forward a health care bill "that has heart."
Belgium fights for its famous fries after EU deems them unsafe | CBC | June 20, 2017
CBC | June 20, 2017
Belgium would like the European Union to keep its regulatory paws off the nation's world-famous fries, thank you very much.
What Google searches reveal about the human psyche | CBC | June 20, 2017
CBC | June 20, 2017
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent years studying millions of Google searches and gained some surprising insights into people's real lives.
GOP's health care rollback collides with the opioid epidemic | ABC News | June 20, 2017
ABC News | June 20, 2017
Republican efforts to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law could mean deep cuts to treatment programs in states hard hit by the opioid crisis
Yoga as good for low back pain as physiotherapy: study | CBC | June 20, 2017
CBC | June 20, 2017
Chronic lower back pain is equally likely to improve with yoga classes as with physical therapy, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Indigenous people need resources 24/7 to cut suicide rates, committee recommends | CBC | June 20, 2017
CBC | June 20, 2017
Canada's Indigenous people need resources 24/7, as well as culturally appropriate programs and services that are community led and controlled as part of a suicide prevention plan to...