Number of Canadian smokers down slightly: survey

TORONTO - The number of Canadians who smoke tobacco appears to be dropping, a national survey suggests. The Canadian Community Health Survey, released Wednesday, found...
opioids

Ontario to call mayors’ meeting on opioids

TORONTO - Ontario will soon call a meeting of mayors from both large and small communities across the province as it looks for ways...
Fort McMurray Oilsands

Oilsands concerns overstated, says scientist

EDMONTON - New research from the University of Alberta suggests concerns about contaminants in the Athabasca River from the oilsands may be overstated. "Absolutely —...
lyme disease rash

Time for Canada to take Lyme disease seriously / Il est temps que le...

The government rolled out its draft framework for an Action Plan on Lyme disease in early February and already activists are calling it inadequate. ...

MDs can help youth avoid smoking: task force

TORONTO - Primary-care doctors need to take a more active role in preventing young Canadians from starting smoking and helping those who have already...
Evening News Break

The Friday briefing: Top National news at-a-glance

Highlights from the National News File for Friday, Feb. 24th: CONSERVATIVE CONFERENCE HEARS FROM POPULISTS: Conservatives gathered in Ottawa for the annual Manning conference heard...
Morbillivirus Measles Infection

Mumps, measles clusters crop up in Canada

TORONTO - Public health officials and infectious disease experts are urging Canadians to check that their vaccinations are up to date as clusters of...
healthcare

Doctors offer ideas for better rural health care

OTTAWA - The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada has launched a strategy aimed at improving rural health in Canada. The Rural Road Map for...
baby

Seniors Calling. Average life expectancy set to increase by 2030

Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030 – and will exceed 90 years in South Korea, according to new...

Number of medical cannabis users soars, now almost 130K

TORONTO - The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost...