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A wall in Shannon McEwen's east-end Toronto office is covered with framed thank-you notes from rock stars.
When Tony Finau rolled his foot celebrating a hole-in-one in the Par 3 contest at the Masters, golf fans cringed in horror as his leg popped out of the joint. They cringed again even more when he reached down and pushed it back into place.
Of the more than 38 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, 28 million are women. Compared to men, women also experience more frequent and severe migraines and don't respond as well to drug treatments. Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more susceptible to migraines and less responsive to treatment because of the way fluctuations in the hormone estrogen affect cells in the brain.
Australian scientists say they have edged closer to developing new pain relief medication from sea snails. 
Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
Ever since she can remember, Carol Donohue had wanted to move to India. Growing up in New York, she was always fascinated with Indian culture and found their women most beautiful.
Despite the amount of resources dedicated to the treatment of low back pain, the amount of sufferers continue to increase. The Lancet has summarized the evidence for medical interventions in back pain, and found that the most-prescribed treatments for back pain consist of medication (both opioids and injections), imaging and surgery. The article expresses the need for prevention to be a priority, rather than focusing resources on treatment and management. 
VICTORIA – A premium long viewed as a financial irritant in British Columbia that is paid by individuals and families for health care will be eliminated on Jan. 1, 2020.
EDMONTON – A new medical guideline suggests family doctors should think twice before prescribing medical marijuana to their patients.
The federal government has announced more than a million dollars for research projects on the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana.
VANCOUVER – Terry Lake, the former British Columbia health minister who oversaw the declaration of a public-health emergency amid the deadly fentanyl crisis, is urging more research on the effects of marijuana on opioid addictions.
VANCOUVER – Making a safe opioid available in vending machines may be the next harm reduction tool to fight the deadly overdose epidemic, says the executive medical director of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
OTTAWA – Health Canada is warning that test strips to detect the illicit opioid fentanyl in street drugs may not produce accurate results.
Smoking may increase the risk of musculoskeletal injuries among people in the military, a new study has concluded.
EDMONTON – It's cannabis day today at the meeting of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers in Edmonton.
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