Russian anthrax outbreak linked to climate change

A 12-year-old boy has died and 20 people have been infected in an anthrax outbreak in Russia's northern Yamalo-Nenets region, the local authorities said. Ninety people have been hospitalized...

Self-testing kit for sexually transmitted infections may be coming this fall

This fall, Canadian women may be able to self-administer tests for sexually transmitted infections from the comfort of their own homes, for less than $100.  Produced by Toronto...

Genetically modified mosquitoes approved to battle Zika in Florida Keys

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved genetically modified mosquitoes as part of a trial to control the Zika outbreak in the Florida Keys. ...

Why was Michael Phelps covered in purple dots?

After the American men's 4x100-meter relay team won gold, Michael Phelps reached down...

Who's responsible for the safety of diners with allergies?

Cooking, serving, under arrest? The case of the arrested Quebec waiter has sparked debate about how the restaurant industry grapples the nearly impossible task of safely feeding customers with allergies. Toronto's Terroni restaurants have an...

Charging waiter in allergy mix-up will make life difficult for restaurants, association warns

Prosecutors in Quebec risk radically altering the relationship between restaurants and their customers if they decide to charge a waiter who served the wrong dish to a man...

B.C. hospital fails to warn woman of potential lung cancer for 11 months

It took almost a year for a Vancouver hospital to contact Jenny Reiderman to tell her a suspicious nodule had been spotted on one of her lungs. She received...

What you need to know about Listeria after massive recent recalls

Listeria can contaminate a wide variety of foods. Here's why it can be a health hazard and how to protect yourself. Listeria monocytogenes, which is widely referred to as Listeria,...

Inside the U.S. labs trying to get a handle on Zika

It takes about half an hour just to get dressed. A pressurized, airtight suit. Taped gloves. Two layers of everything. "The things you do for research!"...

Ontario fast-food labels could cause women to gain weight, public health advocate says

Fast-food chains across Ontario will soon display the number of calories for each menu item, but a public health advocate says the labelling could actually lead women to make unhealthy decisions....