New online tool helps Nova Scotians manage tick risk

Even for someone who's used to the presence of ticks, Ally Rhodes's recent experience was disconcerting. Returning from a recent hike near South Rawdon, N.S., Rhodes started checking...

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Thursday

The latest: Philippines overtakes neighbouring Indonesia as country with highest number coronavirus infections in the Far East. Mexico nears 50,000 confirmed deaths from coronavirus. Health Canada...

Zika outbreak: Possible case from Florida mosquito investigated

Evaristo Miqueli, a natural resources officer in Florida, looks through a microscope at Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae in June in Florida. Health officials in the state are...

Really hot coffee, tea and other liquids may boost cancer risk

"There's no particular reason for concern at this stage," Dana Loomis, deputy head of the IARC program that classifies carcinogens, said in an interview. "We can't say that...

Why was Michael Phelps covered in purple dots?

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

Ensuring quality of living at end of life 'pretty intense,' son says

Pat Mackey said she felt joy in living her final months. (North York General Hospital) There's no guidebook to navigate the highs and lows of looking after a...

Health officials concerned over spread of resistance to last-resort antibiotic

British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Group of Seven leaders to fight superbugs as their summit wrapped in Ise Shima, Japan, on Friday. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) The nightmare...

Nunavut woman who flew to N.W.T. for surgery turned away due to hospital's equipment...

Brenda Ongahak has been waiting for about a year to get surgery on her knee.  Last week, she travelled from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, to Yellowknife to get that surgery done —...

Masks, 'sick kid kits' and other ways Sask. schools will care for isolated COVID-19...

Saskatchewan school boards are considering everything from student privacy to easy-to-clean "isolation room" furniture as they plan to care for pupils who become sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the province's...

Congo almost runs out of yellow fever vaccine amid epidemic

Almost 18 million doses of yellow fever vaccine have been distributed for emergency vaccination campaigns so far in three African countries. (Olivier Asselin/Associated Press) Congo has almost run...