Health Archive

Q & A | Teens search for way to improve magnetic resonance images

Two Toronto teens are working on a better way to apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.

Motherisk hair test evidence tossed out of Colorado court 2 decades before questions raised in Canada

A U.S. court laid out extensive problems with how hair-strand tests were being done at the

Discredited vaccine paper highlights issue in retraction process, experts say

A scientific paper linking an ingredient in vaccines to autism in mice has been discredited and a

How mixed-up cell lines are contaminating science

Hello and happy Saturday! Here’s this week’s roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science

'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

Tammy Whiteman’s world revolved around her two daughters. But in 2008, Family Youth and Child Services

'A touch can speak a thousand words': Soothing touch can ease hurt feelings

The soothing power of touch eases both physical pain and the sting of hurt feelings, say

Glioblastoma, brain tumour that took Gord Downie's life, tough to treat, doctors say

The death of Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie from glioblastoma is a grim reminder of the daunting

Quebec radiologists billing $3M annually for obsolete task

Quebec radiologists are routinely billing the provincial health insurance agency (RAMQ) for analyzing coronary angiograms, sometimes

18 illnesses tied to frozen breaded chicken products, Public Health Agency of Canada says

The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating 18 cases of salmonella linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products.

Quadriplegic nearly missed MRI because no staff were trained to assist him

The husband of a quadriplegic man in Halifax is calling on the Nova Scotia Health Authority