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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...
Women's brains appear three years younger than men's, a study has found

Women’s brains appear three years younger than men’s, a study has found

Women have younger brains than men the same age, according to new research. A study basing age on metabolism rather than birth date found an average 3.8 year difference between the two. The discovery may help...
Screen Time Delays Development In Young Kids, Study

Screen Time Delays Development In Young Kids, Study

Study finds amount of time two and three-year-olds spend gazing at screen negatively affects performance at three and five. Too much time in front of the TV and playing computer games can hold back toddlers’...

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...
China clones five gene-edited monkeys (Study)

China clones five gene-edited monkeys (Study)

Scientists in China have cloned five monkeys after editing genes to induce several human diseases like Alzheimer's that they claim will help in medical research, an advance which is likely to raise fresh ethical...

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: Pay more attention to depression as a side-effect of many medications, researchers say...

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.A new...

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...

Health: Opioid death toll nearly 4,000 last year, new data shows (Report)

New government figures show that nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit.The numbers are being released as the government...

Health: Mental health impacts for homeowners with flooded basements long after water recedes, says...

Victims of basement flooding continue to be stressed out about it long after they've finished cleaning up, and many miss work to deal with the issue.That's according to new research just released by the...

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Man spots strange gray creature in Ohio

A former Marine reportedly saw a strange looking gray creature in Ohio. According to the Dec. 20 report from Unexplained Mysteries and the Dec....