By Miriam Wells
The women handed themselves to police in an attempt to bring attention to Northern Ireland's abortion ban, which disproportionately affects people of lower income who can't afford to go abroad.
Testing confirmed the Calgary man also had heroin and 3-methyl fentanyl, which is 10 to 15 times stronger than heroin, in his system. It's unclear exactly which drug was the direct cause of his death.
CDC has changed the way it monitors and reports pregnant women with Zika virus to include those who tested positive for the virus but never had symptoms.
Of nearly 6,000 requests for lead filter replacements, only 65 were marked complete — and in 2014 school staff asked that outstanding requests be purged from maintenance records.
By Kayla Ruble
The first case of yellow fever turned up in December in Angola's Luanda province, the country's most populous province and home to the capital city of the same name. The virus has since killed nearly 300 people.
Colombia has issued an ultimatum to Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis to lower the price of leukemia medication imatinib by the end of the month, or lose its monopoly of the Colombian market.
The big vote on assisted dying legislation was slated for Thursday in Canada's House of Commons, but an altercation involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a female legislator the previous day means it could be delayed.
Antibiotic resistant superbugs could kill one person every three seconds and cost up to $100 trillion within 35 years, unless urgent action is taken now, a major new report has found.
More than 20 nonprofit groups, most of which work explicitly with gay and transgender communities, are being blocked from participating in a major United Nations session on AIDS.
The majority of doctors and medical groups say there's no proof "chronic" Lyme disease is real, and they charge that the so-called "Lyme literate" doctors who diagnose and treat it are con-artists and quacks.
The Senate bill clashes with a competing bill in the House of Representatives that would provide only $622 million, most of which would be paid for out of funds to combat Ebola.
After undergoing a procedure that took 15 hours, doctors say they are "cautiously optimistic" the 64-year-old man will be able to have sex again.
If parents want to exempt their kids from school vaccinations, the Ontario government is now forcing them to consult with a doctor and understand the science behind why that's a dumb idea.
Despite calls from one Canadian professor, the Rio Olympics will go ahead as planned — so the World Health Organization has a few tips on how to avoid further spread of the Zika virus.
By Matt Smith
The World Health Organization says air pollution is up 8 percent around the world and, while rich countries are becoming cleaner for the most part, 98 percent of cities in poor nations failed to reach minimum thresholds for healthy air.
By Tess Owen
So many people are dying from overdoses in the United States that the number of organs available for transplant is now 270 percent greater than that available in 2006.
Vaping manufacturers will have to apply for FDA marketing authorization and provide information on the design and ingredients of their products — and they are not happy.
Speaking in Flint, Michigan, the president also urged parents to make sure their children were tested for lead poisoning.
On Tuesday, a man entered the Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie in Montreal and set off an incendiary device. The fire caused $700,000 in damages to the only clinic in Canada that offers full sex reassignment surgery.