Hello and happy Saturday! Here’s our roundup of the week’s interesting and eclectic news in health and medical science.
The risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer due to hormone replacement therapy has been overstated, and that has scared away some women who could benefit from it, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said at its annual conference in Ottawa this week.
The federal government will launch new funding initiatives to improve access to midwifery services in First Nation and Inuit communities, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced this week at the International Confederation of Midwives Congress.
There’s only one way to completely avoid harm when using pot, according to Dr. Benedikt Fischer: Don’t use it at all.
Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?
U.S. rejects UN call for access to safe abortions
If you’ve been stirring coconut oil into your coffee or cooking with it every day, a Calgary nutritionist says you should heed a new warning by the American Heart Association (AHA).
The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.
The more active you are, the more active your kids will be, thereby reducing their chances of becoming overweight or obese and developing related health conditions.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week could have a “chilling effect” on the many lawsuits filed in St. Louis claiming talcum powder causes a deadly form of cancer in women, including cases under appeal in which stricken women and their survivors have been awarded more than $300 million US, experts said Tuesday.