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Study finds no link between COVID vaccines and fatal heart problems in young people

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

This story is part of CBC Health’s Second Opinion, a weekly analysis of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers on Saturday mornings. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Parminder Raina stepped up his workouts…

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 couple of hours of each other after contracting a rare infection. Meta and Sammi Ross want people to know about…

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 significant discomfort for some people, and a growing chorus of health-care professionals and patients has been calling for better pain management during…

Wildland firefighters’ respiratory health to be studied by UBC

After more than a decade of combating smoky wildfires in British Columbia, Kyler Gaulin says being on the front line has taken a toll on his body. “It’s a job we love … but I notice, at the end of the season, my…

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 journals casting the strategy in a different light. One found the program — which provides prescription alternatives to toxic illicit drugs…

Ontario man guilty of allergy testing fraud in U.S. was key employee of DNA lab in paternity controversy

An Ontario man currently in a U.S. jail awaiting sentencing for running a fraudulent allergy testing company was also a key employee in a Canadian DNA laboratory that a CBC News investigation found has a history of producing wrong paternity…

Trade of safe-supply drugs detailed in Prince George RCMP warrant

RCMP in the northern B.C. city of Prince George spent 10 days last month mounting a surveillance operation on a woman who allegedly stood outside a downtown pharmacy each morning trading illicit drugs for safe supply medication. According to a search warrant…

Undocumented woman says she was denied emergency C-section at Edmonton hospital

Alberta Health Services is investigating after an undocumented woman says she was denied an emergency C-section at an Edmonton hospital last month. Perla Estrada, 35, said a doctor told her to go to the hospital on March 25 after an…

Family doctors fear new Quebec regulation will make it harder to see patients in need

Family doctors in the province are urging the Quebec government to reverse course on proposed regulations which they say would further limit access to health care in the province. General practitioners fear that the regulation will prevent them from providing care to unregistered…