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Can hair dye actually cause cancer? Experts weigh in

A new study made headlines last week, claiming some hair products were associated with higher risk of breast cancer. Read…

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Dutch government to ban laughing gas after reports of drug abuse

The Dutch government is moving to ban laughing gas as the drug becomes more popular with the nation’s youth. Read…

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Many of us feel sad during the holidays — here’s how to get help

The holidays aren’t always happy for many people. Watch for these signs of depression during this time of the year.…

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Pete Frates, who inspired the ALS ice bucket challenge, has died

Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player who became a fundraising champion after he was diagnosed with ALS, has…

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American children not getting measles shots before travelling overseas: study

While nearly 40 per cent of those children did not get vaccinated because their parents or guardians declined, an equal…

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Baby undergoes surgery after choking on Christmas decoration

After a baby girl swallowed a confetti star, doctors are warning parents about holiday decor that can pose a danger.…

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Fresh Express brand sunflower salad kit recalled over E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the recall was triggered by findings during its investigation into a food-borne illness outbreak.…

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Haven’t exercised in decades? Here’s how to get active as a senior

You’re never too old to benefit from exercise, experts say. Here’s how to get into it when you’re older. Read…

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‘My greatest fear is that he’ll be forgotten’: Losing a spouse at a young age

Losing your partner when you’re young can bring a host of challenges. Many feel isolated and alone. Read More source

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Managing maternal mental health in winter months

Chilly winter conditions can make it tough for new mothers to step out of the house. Learn how moms can…

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Women twice as likely to experience unwanted sexual behaviour in public: StatCan

Those public places can include coffee shops, the street, shopping malls, public transportation, bars and restaurants. Read More source

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‘I thought she was dead’: Woman revived after 6 hours in cardiac arrest

British woman Audrey Mash developed hypothermia that caused her heart to stop while hiking in the Pyrenees mountains of Spain.…

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It’s hard to stay healthy during the holidays — here’s how tech can help

It can be hard to stick to a wellness routine during the holidays, but using technology could help. Read More…

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Health Canada examining diabetes drug for possible cancer-causing impurities

Health Canada is looking into metformin products to see whether they contain a cancer-causing impurity. Read More source

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Infants should be tested for autism if their siblings are diagnosed, study suggests

A new study suggests that infants should be tested early for autism if they have an older sibling with the…

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Anti-vaxxer group mocked for asking to be called ‘vaccine risk aware’

Vaccine hesitancy was named one of the top health threats by the World Health Organization for 2019. Read More source

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Mom, dad, son fighting cancer while struggling to run family cafe in Florida

The Desclefs have been forced to sell their family-owned business to make ends meet as all three battle a form…

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More than 200 Canadians died while waiting for organ transplants in 2018: report

There’s been significant improvement in organ donation supply, but there are still many patients for whom help never comes. Read…

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