Breast Implants

Health Canada suspends Biocell breast implants citing increased cancer risks

OTTAWA — Health Canada has suspended the licences for Biocell breast implants because of an increased cancer risk. The department says it has completed an update to...

MPs demand more federal help as mental-health issues rise on Canada’s farms

OTTAWA — Lawmakers are calling on the federal government to better support Canadian farmers who they say are more at risk of mental-health issues like stress, depression...
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Compliments chicken strips recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

OTTAWA — Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Compliments brand Chicken Strips from the marketplace to avoid possible Salmonella illnesses. The Public Health Agency of Canada...
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Apple confirms ECG app for smartwatch coming to Canada but timing isn’t known

TORONTO — Apple Inc. confirms that previously announced software that enables its latest smartwatch to perform electro-cardiograms has received Canadian approval but declines to predict when...

Ottawa orders tight new restrictions on sugary, high-alcohol drinks

OTTAWA — New federal restrictions on sugary alcoholic beverages took effect today, following at least two deaths in 18 months. The alcohol content in what Health...

Healthy eating obsession can be a sign of mental-health struggles: study

TORONTO — While we should all strive for a balanced diet, York University researchers say the extreme pursuit of healthy eating can be a sign...

Ontario researchers invent way to store vaccines at higher temperatures

HAMILTON — Ontario researchers say they've come up with a way to store vaccines at higher temperatures for weeks at a time. The researchers at McMaster...

Health units worried about province’s plans to consolidate 35 agencies into 10

TORONTO — Public health units across Ontario are raising concerns about a sweeping amalgamation of their services planned by the province, saying the changes...
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What are panic attacks and what causes them? A look at the issue

TORONTO — Supreme Court Justice Clement Gascon, who briefly went missing in Ottawa last week, recently explained that his disappearance was caused by a...

NDP opposes Ford cutting nine Northern Ontario health units down to just two

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Health critic France Gélinas said that Doug Ford’s scheme to cut the number of northern Public Health Units to just...