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Health: ‘Helicopter parents’ may hinder kids’ emotional well-being (Report)

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.Are you...

Health: Ontario doctors to return to bargaining table after incoming government reaches out (Report)

Ontario's doctors, who have been without a physician services agreement for four years, are expected to return to the bargaining table next month.The Ontario Medical Association says it agreed to resume negotiations after...

Health: There’s an adage in recovery that we can learn from other addicts’ mistakes....

I've spent the week contemplating the number 4,000. I have gone to sleep trying to to picture what 4,000 of something might look like: 4,000 grains of rice; 4,000 cans of pop; 4,000...

Health: Legalization comes with risks: Doctors reminding public that health effects of cannabis use...

On the heels of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement Wednesday that adults will be able to legally buy and consume recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, some doctors are reminding Canadians of potential risks from cannabis and...

Health: 152 severe bedsores reported at Nova Scotia long-term care facilities (Report)

The province revealed Thursday there are at least 152 cases of severe bedsores at Nova Scotia long-term care facilities, data gathered as police investigate the death of a woman whose family says she suffered from a...

Health: Ebola outbreak in Congo ‘largely contained,’ says WHO (Report)

The World Health Organization says there is "cautious optimism" that the Ebola outbreak in Congo may be winding down.In a report issued this week, the UN health agency and Congolese officials say that slightly over...

Health: Chemicals found in some U.S. water supplies more toxic than previously thought, report...

A family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the U.S. is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than once realized,...

Health: Ontario’s Darlington nuclear reactor to produce isotope used for medical imaging (Report)

A subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation is partnering with U.S.-based BWX Technologies to help produce radioactive isotopes used to diagnose such conditions as cancer and heart disease.Ontario Power Generation says its Darlington nuclear...

Health: Road safety advocates want next city council to ‘step up,’ boost cycling network...

Daniella Levy-Pinto
 has lost track of the number of times she's nearly been hit by cars turning right on red lights.As someone with complete vision loss, Levy-Pinto gets around Toronto by relying on...

Health: Sask.’s pharmacy college considers ban on non-prescription codeine products (Report)

Saskatchewan's regulatory body for pharmacists is eyeing a ban on the sale of non-prescription codeine products in pharmacies. Codeine is a narcotic found in pills and cough syrup used to relieve mild to moderate pain, according to...

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Watch the video for N.E.R.D’s Rihanna-featuring comeback single ‘Lemon’ (Report)

It's the first new material from the trio since they contributed to the 'SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water' soundtrack in 2014 N.E.R.D have...