Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to bring clean drinking water to all Indigenous communities within five years. It might fall to youth in those communities to get the job done.
By Justin Ling
A controversial policy that bans men who have sex with men from donating blood isn't going away, despite an explicit promise by Canada's Liberal government.
Refugee and human rights experts have been urging the Canadian government to drop Mexico from that list, citing rampant crime and violence at the hands of law enforcement and criminals.
By VICE News
Assisted suicide has been technically legal in Canada since June 6, which is the date in which a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that struck down the ban on doctor-assisted death took effect. Now, there are rules.
With the warm summer months here and the number of Zika cases in the US on the rise, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are getting anxious about how to respond to another emerging health pandemic with no emergency solution in sight.
But the $70-million commitment over three years is a fraction of what a provincial government has pledged. And leaders say the federal government needs to take deeper action to address the underlying issues.
Big Weed in Canada is taking another step towards global domination as one of the country's largest medical marijuana producers just shipped some of its products to Croatia.
The World Health Organization is advising women living in areas where the Zika virus is being transmitted to delay getting pregnant, advice already given by several countries where the virus is in widespread transmission.
Terminally ill California patients will now be able to request life-ending medications from their doctors.
Ireland has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. The state had imposed a ban on terminating a pregnancy up until 2013. It is now legal for a woman to obtain an abortion when her life is in danger.
By VICE News
With miners using mercury in illegal gold mines, Colombia’s gold rush has led to some side effects on the population, including erectile dysfunction.
By VICE News
Donor 9263 is believed to have helped conceive 36 children in Canada, the US, and in the UK. A number of families in Ontario and now British Columbia are suing the sperm bank.
Canada's federal government missed its June 6 deadline to implement its assisted death legislation, so provinces are taking things into their own hands when it comes to regulating how and when people can end their own lives.
Stroke damage is usually permanent, so Stanford researchers were surprised to see some patients regain mobility after receiving stem cell injections to the brain.
In the United States, fentanyl is a lesser-known opioid that has been overshadowed by heroin and OxyContin, two drugs at the root of the country’s overdose epidemic.
Experts say it's not clear yet whether increased death rate is a coincidence or the start of a trend.
Canada's health department announced the ban on Wednesday. But experts are questioning the science behind the government's claims that W-18 is 100 times more powerful than the deadly opioid fentanyl.
Although the Cincinnati surgeon had demonstrated the technique many times over the years, it was the first time he had ever used it in an emergency.
A young Spanish woman whose husband passed away last year has asked France to hand over his frozen sperm so that she can have his child in Spain.
Public health officials fear the dawning of a post-antibiotic era, and the discovery of a new strain of bacteria in the US is a warning to act before it's too late.