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Toronto's top public health official believes the time has come to decriminalize all drugs for personal use and will be asking the city's board of health this week to push the federal government for action on the issue.
OTTAWA—Former federal budget watchdog Kevin Page will deliver a blunt message to premiers this week about the costs of a future national pharmacare program: if Canadians want one, taxes will have to go up.
A raised bit of concrete on a sidewalk. An icy patch on the road. A misstep on the stairs at home. All of these can lead to accidental falls – landing a person not only on the ground, but often also in hospital.
Why do people in Colorado exercise so much more than people in Mississippi?
BEND, Ore. – Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown that one type of running shoe may increase such risks for some runners.
TORONTO—Australian chiropractor, Professor Simon French, has been named as the newest member of the World Federation of Chiropractic's Research Committee.
MONCTON, N.B.—New Brunswick is becoming a laboratory for Canadian research on better aging.
OTTAWA—Canadians are proud of our publicly funded health care system, which is based on need and not on ability to pay. However, prescription drugs are not covered in a consistent way across the country, and too many Canadians cannot afford the medicines they need. A recent study found that almost one million Canadians reduced spending on food and heat in order to afford their medication.
OTTAWA—Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift almost a century-old prohibition on cannabis.
HALIFAX—A storytelling, singing Sackville chiropractor is riding high on some recent successes that have landed her five award nominations for her country music.
Researching the reasons why runners injure themselves has mostly focused on the vertical forces that radiate up through the legs each time your foot hits the ground.
Youth baseball leagues often have fairly strict limits on how many innings pitchers can pitch, or how many pitches a player can throw. But for girls playing fast-pitch softball, such guidelines are rare. One reason is that softball pitchers throw underhand, a motion thought to stress the arm less than the overhand throws seen in baseball.
MUNICH—Freeletics has announced the findings of an inaugural new study about American fitness and wellness behaviors, examining how routine exercise impacts other aspects of daily life. Freeletics commissioned the survey with OnePoll to discover more about fitness and habits in the U.S. including the overall benefits of exercise, motivations and how those who exercise regularly perceive themselves.
VANCOUVER—Doctors and researchers are telling Canadian politicians there is little evidence that legalized marijuana posesa threat to public health and safety.
ANTIGONISH, N.S.—A 10-year study on cannabis use among Canadian youth has revealed some troubling findings.
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