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Autism Risk Linked to Particulate Air Pollution
Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists reported
Anti-marijuana ad's dubious claim a scary hit with parents
Health Canada's focus-group testing of anti-marijuana ads found parents reacted most strongly to claims that smoking too many joints can lower IQ in young people. The IQ effect has been challenged by medical researchers, but the department launched a TV a
Raw Milk Sicknesses Rise
Got bacteria? That’s the question du jour for people on both sides of the debate about raw milk. That’s milk which has not undergone pasteurization, the century-old process of using heat to kill potentially harmful bacteria. Thirty states allow consumers
HIV evolving 'into milder form'
HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious as it spends more time infecting people, according to a major scientific study.
Cancer cured by 'medicine man', First Nations man says
An Anishnawbe man from northwestern Ontario says traditional healing practices "got rid" of his leukemia, and he's concerned recent controversy over the treatment of two First Nations girls in southern Ontario will rob others of a cure.
Vaccine alternatives offered by homeopaths 'irresponsible’
A hidden camera investigation by CBC Marketplace reveals that some homeopathic practitioners offer parents inaccurate advice about vaccine risks and unproven alternatives that are not approved by Health Canada as alternatives to vaccines.
Vaccines: Busting common myths
Myths about vaccines are powerful and prevalent. In some parts of Canada, more than 40 per cent of seven year olds do not have all their shots. Here are some of the most pervasive myths and what the science actually says.
Sugar is the same, nutritionally, even by any other name
Health-conscious consumers who think brown sugar is healthier than white sugar, that the large-grained demerara sugar is healthier then brown sugar, or that honey is better than any of them, think again — nutritionally, they're all basically the same, som
Westminster, Massachusetts, considers 1st tobacco ban in U.S.
A Massachusetts town has become an improbable battleground in America's tobacco wars. This week, the Board of Health will hear public comment on a proposed regulation that could make Westminster the first municipality in the U.S. to ban sales of all tobac
Ebola vaccine story shows folly of free-market drugs
Canadian public-sector scientists’ creation of a promising vaccine against Ebola is a major coup, but its subsequent licensing to a U.S. firm, which delayed human trials, reveals the downside of the profit motive
CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola
Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday.
The TPP may endanger world health, newly leaked chapter shows
WikiLeaks on Thursday published an updated version of the negotiating texts of a controversial and highly secretive trade agreement between the United States and 11 other member nations.
Critics warn that the international agreement, dubbed the Trans-P
Test results in suspected Ebola case in Toronto due in 24 hours
Read 'Test results in suspected Ebola case in Toronto due in 24 hours' on Yahoo News Canada. Test results on a patient being treated in a Toronto-area hospital for a suspected case of Ebola are due within the next 24 hours, Ontario's health ministry said
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