A flurry of offers designed to woo the conservative and moderate wings of the party were circulating on Tuesday, but several senators remained dubious.
The patient, known as AB, was diagnosed with the condition at 43 and suffered increased pain over the decades. Now a Toronto judge has clarified that her suffering qualifies for assisted dying.
By Wanda Morris Elizabeth Wettlaufer was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no parole for 25 years. The registered nurse pleaded guilty to eight counts of murder, four of attempted murder and two
Essex County librarians will be rolling up their sleeves and giving blood this week to honour the daughter of a fellow union member who is battling lymphoma.
After almost three years at the helm of the province’s largest health region, Dan Florizone will not be seeking the top job at the new provincial health authority. Florizone, who was appointed C
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog group filed a lawsuit in a federal court on Tuesday to force the Environmental Protection Agency to release communications with billionaire investor Carl Icahn,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administrat
(Reuters) - Linde AG's Lincare unit has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of fraudulently billing the U.S. government for oxygen and respiratory care eq
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing a potentially disastrous defeat by members of his own party, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided on Tuesday to delay a vote on healthcare legislation in o
TORONTO - Police say a Toronto doctor has been charged after an alleged sexual assault on a patient. They say the complainant alleges she was sexually assaulted by the doctor during ...
OTTAWA - The Public Health Agency of Canada says a salmonella outbreak in four provinces has left seven people ill. It says the salmonella infections have been linked to frozen raw ...
The Public Health Agency of Canada has wound down its investigation into an outbreak of E. coli linked to flour produced by Ardent Mills after people across the country became ......
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is delaying a vote on a Senate health care bill while GOP leadership works toward getting enough votes
South Carolina parents Arthur Keisler and Cindy Richmond were shocked by their 14-pound newborn, Colin.
Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until at least next month
Rice is a staple food in many regions of the world, however it sometimes contains levels of arsenic that are hazardous to our health. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has now discovered that t
New research provides mechanistic insight into how protein dynamics control the activity of a group of enzymes called serine proteases. As serine proteases play pivotal roles in blood coagulation, the
A human endogenous retrovirus family, HERV-K, interferes with the replication and infectivity of HIV-1, new research concludes.
The CHD8 gene is associated with some cases of human autism. A new study shows that mice with mutated CHD8 show defects in brain development and behavioral changes, and may give insight into genetic c
A nationwide database showed an increase in the percentage of cancers diagnosed at Stage 1.
The figure released by the Congressional Budget Office is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured under the House version of the legislation.
Around the country, clinics that serve immigrants report seeing fewer patients since the Trump administration issued broad deportation orders.
The 'own-point-of-view' perspective video technique, coupled with a subjective re situ interview, provides a better understanding of how physicians make clinical decisions in an authentic treatment se
Social isolation in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, leads to sleep loss, which in turn leads to cellular stress and the activation of a defense mechanism called the unfolded protein response.
Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study.
Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy -- alone or in combination -- improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), concludes a clinical trial.
A new mobile colistin resistance gene, mcr-3, has been discovered in E. coli of pig origin. The novel mcr-3 gene was discovered when a colistin-resistant Escherichia coli isolate tested negative for b
A University of Washington study has discovered that staff doing unsociable hours get rid of five times less disease-causing chemicals in their urine.
Caffeine, the beverage's main stimulant, helps to burn off calories by boosting the release of oxytocin, according to Chinese researchers on the back of their latest study.
Sources tell the Associated Press that Senate Republican leaders have abruptly delayed the vote on their health care bill until after the July 4th recess
Conservatives and liberals alike in Wisconsin both see hope in Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's steadfast refusal to back the GOP Senate health care bill
Researchers have analyzed drinking water and detected oocysts of Cryptosporidium and cysts of Giardia, two protozoa that cause outbreaks of diarrhea in humans. The levels detected are very low and do
A warming climate is not just melting the Arctic's sea ice; it is stirring the remaining ice faster, increasing the odds that ice-rafted pollution will foul a neighboring country's waters, says a new
Researchers are testing the strength of a new organic material as a dispenser of micronutrients in crops. This new product, which is organic and biodegradable, is environmentally friendly. For that re
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wind and solar power does not make the U.S. electricity grid less stable, an outgoing federal regulator said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration readies a study that will ex
(Reuters) - A wildfire in Utah burning across almost 50,000 acres with 100-foot flames has forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people, fire department officials said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Merck & Co said on Tuesday its experimental cholesterol drug from a class with a history of consistent failure lowered deaths and heart attacks in a large trial, but the company has yet to
(Reuters Health) - After more than four out of every five head collisions during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, soccer players didn’t get recommended concussion checks on the sidelines, an analysis of game
GENEVA (Reuters) - A major cholera outbreak in Yemen may have reached the halfway mark at 218,798 cases as a massive emergency response has begun to curb its spread two months into the epidemic, the W
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in drugmaker AstraZeneca have taken defensive positions in the options market ahead of eagerly awaited results of a major trial of a lung cancer treatment, which
(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve a common type of urinary incontinence in women, a Chinese study suggests.
Tetanus toxin is the neurotoxin that causes lockjaw. Many are vaccinated, but tetanus still kills tens of thousands of people per year worldwide. Researchers have now uncovered the poison's structure.
The blood-brain barrier protects the brain and central nervous system from harmful chemicals circulating in the blood but also prevents delivery of drugs that could help treat patients with brain canc
Strides have been made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using 'sticky' nanoparticles.
Healthy adults carrying the gene APOE4 -- the strongest known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) -- may struggle to adapt their brain activity to increasing cognitive demands as they get
New research findings could transform treatment for people with cochlear implants worldwide, and may also enhance patient care.
The airborne dust carried in sand storms affects the health of people and ecosystems alike. New research suggests that part of the effect might not be in the particles of dust but rather in bacteria t
A new discovery of the mechanism of T cell exhaustion will lead to treatments to enhance immunotherapies against cancers and such viruses as HIV.
The heart is a dynamic muscle that grows and shrinks in response to stressors such as exercise and disease. The secret to its malleability lies in individual cells, which get bigger or smaller dependi
Video assistant refereeing in soccer has to be used with caution. Researchers have shown that refs are more likely to give red when they see a foul committed in slow motion, even when a yellow card is
In 2014, during a visit to a remote part of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, an ornithologist came across parrots with a completely different color pattern from other known species. A new study names
A new study has found that adolescents living in medical marijuana states with a plethora of dispensaries are more likely to have tried new methods of cannabis use, such as edibles and vaping, at a yo
But the woodrats' unique adaptation that allows them to break down creosote toxins may be in jeopardy if temperatures continue to rise. A new study explains why: Livers of mammals (including us) may b
Scientists have, for the first time, imaged molecular structures vital to how a major class of viruses replicates within infected cells. The research uses pioneering cryo-electron tomography to reveal
Scientists have arrived at a structural model of the enzyme adenylate kinase in its closed state.
TORONTO - An avid soccer fan, Toronto-based neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Cusimano gets concerned every time he sees a player stay on the pitch after showing symptoms of a head injury. He ...
TORONTO - Brain scientists at a Canadian university are aiming to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what they are ......
The European Court rejects a plea from the parents of Charlie Gard to intervene in his case
How long might it take before the true cause of the symptoms is uncovered and proper treatment begun?
Research by Stanford University found that patients with atrial fibrillation who received early cardiology care had a reduced risk of stroke.
IDEXX Laboratories has been tearing up the charts in recent years, but even heading into one of its best periods of the year, Wall Street is mostly bearish
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to lobby the Senate on passing its proposed health care legislation. Spicer’s stay in the Capitol Building, however, made h
Megyn Kelly’s new Sunday night show has generated publicity and controversy, but what it hasn’t garnered is something NBC executives at 30 Rockefeller Center desperately need: viewers. Ratings for Sun
Reporter Brian Karem was in no mood on Tuesday to hear Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lecture him about “fake news.” After a long answer in which Sanders attacke
Lawyers for one of the infamous stars of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” say his continued imprisonment after his conviction was overturned is “unconstitutional” and “not warranted,” according to Green
Fox News’ Shepard Smith was shocked at the Tuesday White House press briefing done by Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, who filled in for Sean Spicer. Smith noted that it seems the White House needs a foi
A Los Angeles judge threw out a man’s drug conviction Tuesday and granted him a new trial, ruling that his attorney should have acted on information that raised questions about the credibility of
A teenage boy died Tuesday morning after a fire erupted inside a converted garage where he and three other people lived, officials said. The blaze was reported at 8:47 a.m. inside a detached garag
Authorities are investigating possible hate crimes at two mosques in the Sacramento Valley during Ramadan over the weekend. The first incident was reported Friday night at the Islamic Center of Da
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that investigators have identified additional cadets who may have taken rides in stolen police cars, part of an ongoing scandal involving the LAP
No two ways about it: The University of Washington’s new study of the jobs effect of Seattle’s higher minimum wage spells trouble for supporters of minimum wage increases. That’s not merely becaus
A fast-moving wildfire that has scorched 5,800 acres of rugged terrain just south Beaumont in Riverside County was 20% contained late Tuesday morning as firefighters battled the flames with air dr