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Breast cancer survivors have modest increased risk of developing diabetes

Breast cancer survivors have modest increased risk of developing diabetes

TORONTO - Women who survive breast cancer may be more likely than other women to go on to develop Type 2 diabetes, a new Canadian study suggests.
Study finds puzzling behaviour of new coronavirus, may hint at pattern of spread

Study finds puzzling behaviour of new coronavirus, may hint at pattern of spread

TORONTO - A new study reveals that the new SARS-like virus which has been causing infections in the Middle East behaves unusually in laboratory testing.
Women smokers, former and current, have higher risk of sudden cardiac death: study

Women smokers, former and current, have higher risk of sudden cardiac death: study

TORONTO - Women who smoke half a pack of cigarettes a day — or even less — have a significantly higher risk of sudden cardiac death than those who never smoked, researchers say.

Redford's sister denies role or knowledge in health care queue-jumping

EDMONTON - The sister of Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she has never pulled strings to help someone get faster or better health-care treatment.
New tests could make it faster to spot food poisoning but harder to detect outbreaks

New tests could make it faster to spot food poisoning but harder to detect outbreaks

WASHINGTON - New tests that promise to speed up diagnosis of food poisoning pose an unexpected problem: They could make it more difficult to identify dangerous outbreaks like the one that sickened people who ate a variety of Trader Joe's peanut butte

Aboriginal Canadians face racism, stereotyping in urban health care: report

TORONTO - A new report suggests aboriginal Canadians frequently face racism and stereotyping when using health care services in urban centres, a situation which can breed a degree of mistrust deep enough for some to avoid seeking professional help wh

'The Insider,' Jeffrey Wigand, testifies in landmark Quebec tobacco case

MONTREAL - A famous former American tobacco executive, whose efforts were chronicled in the Hollywood movie "The Insider," appeared Monday to testify at a landmark Canadian class-action trial. Dr.
Rasouli case puts tough questions of end-of-life care in Supreme Courts hands

Rasouli case puts tough questions of end-of-life care in Supreme Courts hands

Who gets to decide when medical treatments are no longer worth pursuing and should be ended? The doctors? The patients? In the case of those who can't speak for themselves, their surrogate decision makers? Is discontinuing care when doctors deem all

Inquiry told doctors sometimes tried to have family, favourites jump queue

EDMONTON - A manager of urgent care at a southern Alberta clinic says there were times when doctors would push to have family and favourites moved to the head of the line.

Black women combat obesity with candid talk and motivating each other

WASHINGTON - Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad breakup.