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REGINA – The annual report from the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board shows on-the-job injuries resulting in lost time declined 2.07 per cent in 2015 to their lowest level in more than two decades.
CALGARY – The meningitis death of a 19-month-old boy who suffered for weeks while his parents treated him with home remedies is calling attention to the responsibilities of those who know about child abuse or neglect, but don't report it.
A Canadian professor of law and public health says the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to other venues because of the threat posed by the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil.
Based on the evidence, massage therapy can provide significant improvement for pain, anxiety and health-related quality of life for those looking to manage their pain. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association.
Ottawa – The federal government will invest $16 million over five years to support new research aimed at finding ways to prevent or treat chronic health conditions affecting millions of Canadians.
Older people are increasingly active, and this lifestyle shift has contributed to the rise in average age of a person experiencing a spinal cord injury.
HAMILTON – The federal government is providing $62.25 million to support five research networks that are exploring the issue of chronic disease.
Magnetic resonance image isn't everything. A new University of Alberta study shows that vibrating the spine may reveal more when it comes to treating back pain.
WHISTLER, B.C. – Six years after the death of a Georgian luge athlete on the opening day of the 2010 Olympics, the first responder who tried to save him is still wrapped in the chains of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ontarians are getting anxious about the current state of the province's health-care system and overwhelmingly believe the need for sweeping changes in the system, according to a new report released today by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC).
The head of the World Health Organization's Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a "fantastic Olympics" and that the mosquito-borne virus will be "way down" by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5.
The Krembil Neuroscience Centre's Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) announces that the analysis of the brain of former NHL player Todd Ewen did not show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) – a neurodegenerative brain disorder that has been linked to multiple concussions.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott today announced more than $4 million in funding for research aimed at improving the health of people who abuse prescription drugs.
Massage Addict Inc., Canada's largest provider of registered massage therapy services, has announced the expansion of its services with the opening of three new clinics in the communities of Toronto, Brantford and Cambridge, Ontario, marking Massage Addict's 54th, 55th and 56th clinics.
Massage therapy franchisor Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spas have launched its first Cause Marketing initiative joining forces with the Heart and Stoke Foundation.
OTTAWA – The mosquito-borne Zika virus "does not present a significant public health risk to Canadians," the country's chief public health officer said Friday.
OTTAWA – The Canadian Red Cross and Bell Let's Talk program has announced a $150,000 investment in new initiatives focused on mental health training for Canadians.
The Centre for Integrative Medicine (CIM) at the University of Toronto has been tasked to manage the Massage Therapy Research Fund, including the annual funding competition, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) has announced.
VANCOUVER – Prices for several services have jumped in British Columbia as of New Year's Day, prompting the province's seniors advocate to urge people over 65 to find out if they qualify for Medical Services Plan premium subsidies.
Ontario politicians will create a committee to examine the dangers of head injuries after the death of Rowan Stringer, an Ottawa teenager who lost her life after suffering multiple concussions from playing rugby.
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