6-hour commutes for paramedics who work in Metro Vancouver, but can’t afford to live there

At the end of his 12-hour shift as a paramedic Mark Crighton goes "home" to a spare bedroom at a relative's house in Richmond, B.C.  Crighton, 46, works in Vancouver, but lives in Parksville, B.C., and  can travel up to six...

Hidden cameras capture misinformation, fundraising tactics used by anti-vaxx movement

They came from across North America, paying $200 each to attend the ritzy event in Washington, D.C., hoping to snag selfies with some of the biggest names in the anti-vaccination movement. For the anti-vaccination activists gathered in the U.S. capital...

Canada’s Ebola vaccine almost didn’t happen, new study reveals

A new study published this week tells a darker story about one of Canada's key scientific discoveries — the development of the world's first approved Ebola vaccine. Dalhousie University law professor Matthew Herder used Canada's Access to Information Act to obtain hundreds...

China reports second death in coronavirus outbreak

BEIJING -- A second person has died from a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in central China, health authorities said. A 69-year-old man surnamed Xiong fell ill with the respiratory condition on Dec. 31, according to...

A 20-minute walk could boost your brain as much as a cup of coffee, study says

TORONTO -- Could going for a jog give a person the same working memory boost as a cup of coffee? According to a new study from Western University, the effects of exercise and caffeine on a person’s brain might be...

Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia

Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts revealed in a video released Thursday that she has alopecia and is now bald, saying that she wanted “to be free.” In the video, published on The Root, Ms. Pressley detailed her hair journey, from...

Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia and Hair Loss

Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts revealed in a video released Thursday that she has alopecia and is now bald, saying that she wanted “to be free.” In the video, published on The Root, Ms. Pressley detailed her hair journey, from...

Sleep problems in older adults linked to cognitive decline and dementia

People who have trouble falling asleep may be at increased risk of developing cognitive problems or dementia than their counterparts who sleep well, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on 51 previously published studies that followed middle-aged and older...

Belgian brain doctor awarded for easing coma survivors’ return

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- Not all patients who fall into a coma return, and when they do it can mark a moment of joy for their loved ones -- but their troubles are rarely over. Often, brain damage leaves them paralysed...

Fear of losing access to medical assistance in dying put ‘panic’ in woman with terminal cancer, says son

After she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Carolyn Zicari was told that her access to medical assistance in dying could be revoked if the disease progressed to affect her mind and ability to consent. "That kind of put a panic...
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