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How to increase mental health and wellness in society

It's time for enhanced MSP coverage aimed at the whole person.

'I must make this clear: I do not want to die"

Woman pressing for assisted suicide ruling says she's only after a dignified death -- when it comes.

Gabor Maté: 'Organized insanity' for doctors to ignore health, poverty link

Can social inequity cause sickness? Vancouver's Dr. Gabor Maté thinks so.

Canadians too busy to live heart healthy lives

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has released a survey and found that an overwhelming majority of Canadians are too busy to take measures to make healthy lifestyle choices. The study found Canadians...

All about addictions

The first step is knowledge and knowledge gives you the power to take control of your addicition

Great tasting recipes to help fight off depression, acne, stress and insomnia

Four great juice recipes and advice for fighting: Acne, Stress, Insomnia and Depression

Health Canada's drug-safety system fails Canadians: AG

"Archaic" system takes years to tell public about significant risk.

Thousands of cancers, or none? We may never know the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Ordinary rates of cancer are so high that thousands of cases from Japanese disaster may fly under the radar.

Is it safe to tell people about new bird flu research?

Scientists debate releasing findings that might be used by terrorists to spread disease on purpose.

Assisted-suicide debate hits Vancouver courtroom

Sue Rodgriguez, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, is arguing for her right to an assisted suicide. It's a debate that divides the country.