Health

What Canadian doctors say about new U.K. review questioning puberty blockers for transgender youth

A long-anticipated — and contentious — national review of gender-affirming care for youth in England was released last week, resulting in…

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As I approach 40, I wish I’d known the reality of egg freezing

This First Person article is the experience of Bárbara d’Oro, a content creator and aspiring mother in Ottawa. For more information…

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The surprising connection between oral health and general wellness

The Dose22:23How does the health of my mouth affect my overall health? Toronto dentist Dr. Amanda Morel understands the direct…

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Why what’s good for your heart could also help delay dementia

Parminder Raina stepped up his workouts when he realized just how important the activity could be in preventing or forestalling…

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Quadriplegic Quebec man chooses assisted dying after 4-day ER stay leaves horrific bedsore

On a Thursday in January, Normand Meunier arrived at the hospital in Saint-Jérôme, Que., with a respiratory virus. Weeks later, he…

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Toronto band behind ’80s hit releases song on Parkinson’s disease

Two members of a Toronto new wave band behind a 1980 international hit have created new music, this time to…

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Their parents died within hours of each other. Now N.S. sisters are warning about deadly form of strep

Two sisters in southwest Nova Scotia still can’t quite believe how quickly they lost their parents, who died within a…

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Some U.S. clinics offer routine sedation for IUD pain, saying it ‘shouldn’t feel traumatizing’

The pain has been described as agonizing, searing and excruciating. Having a highly effective contraceptive called an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted can cause…

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Contrasting studies show possible impact of safer supply in B.C.

Peer-reviewed research is emerging about the possible effects of British Columbia’s safer supply program, with two studies in international medical…

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When I went back to work, motherhood became a discouraging puzzle of sick days and child care

This First Person column is the experience of Abby Wilson, who lives in Nelson, B.C. For more information about CBC’s…

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