St. John’s comedians smashing assumptions about disabled people one gig at a time

Camron Warren's mom spelled his name without an E to set him apart from the rest of the Camerons in the world. Her son was going to be something special. "Little did she know," Warren jokes, gesturing to his arms...

Alberta draws fire after naming panel to review impacts of safe injection sites

An Alberta government-appointed panel to examine the social and economic impacts of safe consumption sites for drug users will not consider the health benefits of such sites or the social issues surrounding drug abuse. "We're trying to balance the system,"...

More troubling signs that ultra-processed foods can hurt your health

August 19 at 2:30 PM Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. Recent research has linked diets that include a lot of foods considered “ultra-processed” — such as soft drinks, instant soups and chicken nuggets...

The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change

Poaching destabilizes nations, disrupts ecosystems and threatens biodiversity. A recent study suggests still another consequence: Some types of poaching may also accelerate climate change. Forest elephants — the smaller, endangered relatives of African savanna elephants — promote the growth of...

U.S. public health agency probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is investigating a "cluster" of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC said there was no evidence that an infectious...

Higher fluoride levels during pregnancy may be linked with lower IQ scores in kids: study

Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of fluoride in their tap water during pregnancy scored lower on IQ tests than those with mothers who had less exposure while pregnant, according to a new study. In an effort to...

Global warming may facilitate spread of mosquito-borne diseases in Canada: expert

Rates of mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise globally, a trend experts say will continue as the climate warms, presenting new health concerns for Canadians. Epidemiologists warn that warmer temperatures may allow new species of disease-carrying mosquitos to migrate north...

Families of gay kids were once seen as the enemy by support groups. That’s changing.

By Marlene Cimons August 19 at 10:00 AM David Pitches, 74, a retired New York architect, never came out to his parents when he was a teenager growing up in Yonkers. “We were a silent family,” he says. “Coming out...

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke: study

Jeremiah Rodriguez, CTVNews.ca StaffPublished Monday, August 19, 2019 9:00AM EDT People genetically predisposed to insomnia may have an increased risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary artery disease, according to new research. Insomnia, which affects around 24 per cent of...

Peak noise measured inside SkyTrain cars louder than a construction site

Taking the SkyTrain is a daily routine for many Metro Vancouverites, but it turns out the commute can get really loud, so loud that some health experts suggest wearing earplugs. A CBC News team rode the Expo and Millennium lines...
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