Health Report
Swearing and honesty, losing weight
  • Research suggests people who swear may be more honest
  • If your New Year's resolution is to lose weight, a food expert has some tips
Jan 04, 2017, 06:06 AM
Vaccination campaign in Congo after Ebola outbreak
  • Vaccination campaign is underway in Congo in an effort to stem an outbreak of Ebola that is already spread from rural towns into a city of more than a million people
  • New federal legislation aims to eliminate the coolness factor of vaping
May 22, 2018, 07:29 AM
Ebola outbreak in Congo, new germ lurking in hotel pools
  • There are now 14 confirmed Ebola cases in the Congo's latest outbreak
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns hard to kill germ that can resist chlorine may be lurking in hotel pools and hot tubs
May 18, 2018, 07:27 AM
Romaine lettuce update, seniors and opioid prescription U.S. Centers for Disease Control says it is safe to eat romaine lettuce again following an E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 132 people in the U.S. and six in Canada Seniors in long-term care facilities appear to be twice as likely to be prescribed opioids compared to other people their age May 18, 2018, 07:25 AM
Mental health among Canadians, impact of high-fiber diet on colds
  • Sun Life Financial is out with the results of a national survey that suggests half of Canadians have experienced a mental health issue
  • High-diet fiber diet may help protect you from colds and the flu
May 16, 2018, 10:24 AM
Drug to treat the common cold, eating yogurt before meals
  • Scientists in the UK are working on a drug they hope could fight the common cold
  • Eating yogurt before meals could ease inflammation and hypertension and boost gut health
May 15, 2018, 06:12 AM
Artificial fats, addictive substances that are the biggest threats to human health
  • World Health Organization is calling on all countries to rid foods of artificial fats in the next five years
  • Study finds tobacco and alcohol are by far the biggest threats to human health of all addictive substances
May 15, 2018, 06:11 AM
6 Canadians sick with E. coli in romaine lettuce, hangover pill
  • Federal health officials say six Canadians have been stricken by a strain of E. coli similar to one linked to romaine lettuce from the U.S. Southwest
  • Researchers in California working are working on a hangover pill
May 15, 2018, 06:11 AM
Eating your meals earlier could make you healthier
  • A new report says eating all your meals before 3 p.m. could make you healthier
  • New online challenge involving aerosol deodorant that is causing burns may worry parents
May 11, 2018, 06:45 AM
Gender identity in children, treating baldness
  • Canadian Paediatric Society has issued guidelines to help doctors discuss the complexities of gender identity in children with their parents and caregivers
  • Drug intended to treat osteoporosis could potentially treat baldness
May 09, 2018, 08:48 AM
Child's risk of autism, old age and concentration level
  • Study says the way a baby's eyes respond to light could help determine their risk of autism
  • Another study sheds light on why it is harder to concentrate as we get older
May 08, 2018, 08:21 AM
Cancer risk after breast enhancement surgery, mental health week
  • Study suggests women who have had a certain type of breast enhancement surgery may be at greater risk of cancer
  • Canadian Mental Health Association is marking mental health week starting Monday
May 07, 2018, 06:53 AM
Infertility, pregnancy failure at early stage
  • Study finds women who eat too much junk food are more likely to struggle with infertility than women who eat lots of fruit
  • Scientists in the Netherlands have managed to build synthetic embryos, in an effort to understand why many pregnancies fail at an early stage
May 07, 2018, 06:52 AM
Air pollution deaths, possible use of ecstasy to treat PTSD
  • WHO says air pollution is killing seven million people a year
  • Report suggests soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder should be administered ecstasy to treat or cure their condition
  • There may be a link between how much you earn and how much you drink
May 03, 2018, 07:23 AM
Warning sticker for prescription opioids, looking up symptoms online when sick
  • Health Canada says all prescription opioids will have to carry a warning sticker about potential adverse effects starting in October
  • Googling your symptoms when you're sick could have the opposite of the placebo effect
May 03, 2018, 07:22 AM
Possible link between anxiety and dementia
  • Study suggests internal stress caused by anxiety may accelerate cognitive aging
  • Research says people raised without animals had a higher risk of mental illness and chronic stress
May 01, 2018, 08:00 AM