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Canadian woman dies with aid of doctor in Switzerland
Susan Griffiths won her battle Thursday for the right to die on her own terms, with the help of a doctor, before her body could be completely taken over by multiple system atrophy. atrophy. Griffiths, 72, died peacefully with some family members by her si
These Canadian hospitals earned top grade in CBC report card
A sweeping initiative by the CBC gives Canadians a look inside their hospitals for the first time. Rate My Hospital gives you unprecedented access to information about hospitals across the country and the opportunity to rate and compare your own hospital.
How leaded gasoline could be linked to crime rates
There have been many theories about what causes spikes in violent crime, including everything from drug use, to social cuts, to changes in the justice system. But could the answer be in the polluted air we breathe?
How the foods you love are engineered to be irresistible
Food scientists, Moss discovered, work to create an ideal “mouth feel” to their foods, striving to reach a food’s “bliss point.” That’s the point when a food’s salt, sugar and fat levels make it essentially irresistible, so that consumers can’t stop eatin
Here's how doctors say a baby declared dead fooled the experts
A drop in core temperature due to exposure to severe cold can slow the metabolism so much that a person can appear to be dead, say doctors, who believe that was likely the case with a newborn girl who had been declared dead on the weekend but 'came back'
Music lessons before age 7 boost brain link
Starting piano or violin lessons before the age of seven appears to cause permanent changes to the brain that are linked to better motor skills. Those changes don't occur in people who learn to play an instrument when they are older, a new study has found
Salmon virus outbreak at Shelburne plant resolved
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has cleared the first Nova Scotia aquaculture site to be hit by an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia but say a new strain of the deadly fish virus has been detected.
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