At issue is the narrowness of the proposed law, which restricts medically-assisted death to mentally-sound adults over 18 who have a "serious and incurable illness, disease or disability" and voluntarily consent to die.
By Justin Ling
"It was not a question of whether we were going to move forward with medical-assisted dying, it was a question of how," Canada's justice minister said on Thursday.
The US health agency confirmed that the mosquito-borne virus causes babies to have abnormally small heads, and said it could just be “the tip of the iceberg.”
Cold-FX, as it turns out, won't actually make your cold shorter or less terrible. So these people want a refund.
A treatment called Vasalgel uses a polymer injection to block sperm and works like reversible vasectomy, while the drug Gendarussa would be taken a few hours before intercourse to keep targeted muscles from pushing semen forward.
The declaration, related to one woman's complaint about being fired from her job, opens the door for people to argue against discrimination based on miscarriage.
By Kayla Ruble
At least nine cases have been reported in recent weeks, but a new vaccine and other measures are being used to prevent the virus from spreading out of control again.
By Kate McKenna
Decades after abortion became fully legal in Canada, Prince Edward Island has bowed to pressure and agreed to offer the medical procedure.
By Kayla Ruble
More than two years after the spread of the virus began in West Africa, claiming more than 11,300 lives, the World Health Organization today declared an end to the international public health emergency declaration the outbreak had warranted.
Air pollution causes and estimated 16,000 premature births a year in the United States, costing billions of dollars, new research shows.
Missouri lawmakers are working to restrict access to abortion with state-level laws whose fate could eventually be determined by the late Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement on the US Supreme Court.
Charlotte's Web is used to treat children with epilepsy because it helps with seizures without making them feel stoned. But Canada's border agency says it's illegal to import marijuana and its derivatives, whether medicinal or not.
Health experts from around the world authored a report on the excesses of the drug war that they hope will encourage officials to undo some of this damage at the coming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.
By Reem Saad
After years of international activism aimed at banning ritual female circumcision, a campaign in Somalia is now one step closer to ending the practice in the country where it is most prevalent.
Ottawa is pretty sure it knows what this rash is, but isn't quite sure where it's coming from. In the meantime, it's getting children out of this remote community.
More than 4,700 people have been arrested under Virginia's "habitual drunkard" law, which makes it a crime for them to buy, consume, or possess alcohol.
By Tess Owen
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the first federal guidelines for doctors prescribing addictive painkillers such as OxyContin.
The barriers to becoming a doctor that many minorities face start early and last into medical school. The results include ongoing racial health disparities — and fewer black students applying to med school today than 40 years ago.
A new World Health Organization survey of 11, 13 and 15-year-olds shows Canada had the highest use of cannabis among "schoolchildren," at 27 percent over a 12-month period.