Health: Costs of hearing-related health claims on the rise in Canadian...

The cost of health claims related to hearing loss among members of Canada's military is rising, due in part to the reluctance of members to wear protective...

Health: U.S. study on health benefits of moderate alcohol intake shut...

The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with...

Goop Potentially Dangerous: Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand is under fire

Goop is being accused of marketing and selling a potentially dangerous supplement product called The Mother Load to pregnant women. The brand’s vitamin supplement packets contain a high amount...

First ever living donor HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant, Report

Surgeons at Baltimore’s John Hopkins University completed what is believed to be the first transplant of an HIV-positive organ from a live donor this week, showing that HIV-positive...

Girls ‘suffer more depression linked to social media’, Report

'When so many girls are at risk of having depression on account of heavy social media use, it is crucial that companies take responsibility for what happens on...

Health: From EpiPens to antibiotics, report finds Canada’s drug shortages could...

A new report probing Canada's struggle to keep pharmacy shelves stocked has turned up a number of possible causes, and the authors say that without swift action,...

Two children die from E.coli infection complications (Public Health)

Two children from the same family have died after contracting E coli, officials at Public Health England (PHE) have revealed. The health body has not confirmed the ages of...

Health: California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk (Report)

California health officials proposed a regulation change on Friday that would declare coffee does not present a significant cancer risk.The proposal would counter a recent state court...

Health: Pay more attention to depression as a side-effect of many...

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...

Overweight people have smaller brains, says new research

Scientists have found a possible link between excess body fat and brain shrinkage, according to a new study. Researchers looked at a total of 9,652 people with an average...

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