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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.
The Ontario legislature has passed a private member's bill aimed at combating abuse of the pain killer fentanyl, which is blamed for at least 655 deaths in Canada in the past six years.
A concussion bill named for a 17-year-old girl who died after being injured while playing high school rugby was introduced Wednesday in the Ontario legislature with rare all-party support.
Researcher Christian Duval and his team have developed a new, simple and non-invasive approach to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile of football players, and more quickly and accurately detect concussions in these individuals.
Light-box therapy typically used to treat people with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, during the winter months can also ease symptoms of depression that occur throughout the rest of the year, a study suggests.
An additional $10 million a year is being allocated by the provincial government to improve palliative care in Quebec.
OTTAWA – Jane Philpott, Canada's new health minister, says she intends to reach out to the provinces and territories very soon to begin the lengthy process of establishing a new federal-provincial health accord. Here are five things to know about the agreement:
OTTAWA – Canada's new health minister Jane Philpott says she plans to engage with provincial and territorial counterparts as soon as next week as the Liberals set the wheels in motion to establish a new health accord.
Langara College has announced its Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) program has received full recognition from the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC). The program achieved preliminary recognition in November 2013.
British Columbia's Ministry of Health has announced $3 million in funding to support the work of the Canadian Mental Health Association British Columbia Division in preventing suicide.
A class-action lawsuit against a medical equipment company has been certified in Nova Scotia, alleging a hip replacement system fractured prematurely in some patients.

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