TORONTO - Episiotomies during childbirth have declined in Canada, but a new report says the surgical cuts could reduce the chance of a mother being severely injured when forceps or a vacuum are involved.
TORONTO - The medical arguments for vaccinating children against infectious diseases are overwhelming, but they still fail to convince a significant number of parents who seek exemptions in provinces that require shots for kids in school.
A large recall of raw beef and veal products continued to expand this week with food safety watchdogs in Canada and the United States issuing safety warnings about meat linked to an Ontario company.
TORONTO - When Derek Denis asks his Toronto-area students about what kind of slang words they're using, he says he usually gets cringes in response.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - In a story Oct. 12 about a California ban on the sale and manufacture of new fur products, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Humane Society of the United States as the Human Society of the United States.
TORONTO - Politics will likely be on the table when Nick Difruscio joins his family for Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, and that has the Ryerson University student bracing for heated discussions alongside turkey and gravy.
Fast-food fans no longer have to go to — or even order from — their favourite eateries to indulge, as grocery stores now stock a wide array of beloved menu items so superfans can heat up a St-Hubert chicken pot pie, slather on Swiss Chalet gravy sauce or whip up a pot of Tim Hortons homestyl…
MONTREAL - Many of Canada's seniors ingest a worrying, and perhaps unnecessary, amount of medication, according to the lead author of a new study that found a Canadian-made electronic tool is effective in safely reducing the medication overload.
VANCOUVER - As a child growing up in Toronto, Dr. Melissa Lem was dubbed a tree hugger thanks to her passion for the environment. It's a label she fully embraces as a family physician pushing for political action when it comes to the link between health and climate change, a major issue duri…
Jessica Burleson shuns all animal protein except wild-caught fish. So when she pays a premium for her seafood, the Winnipeger wants to know with certainty that somewhere along the supply chain it wasn't swapped for a farmed or less expensive species.
HALIFAX - A Canadian researcher who co-led a study that challenges well-worn advice to limit meat consumption has responded to criticisms he should have disclosed past ties to the global meat and food industry.
TORONTO - A team of Ontario researchers says their latest study could help pave the way for different approaches to treating depression.
MONTREAL - Two Quebec parents are seeking the right to launch a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the popular video game Fortnite, alleging it was purposely made highly addictive and has had a lasting impact on their children.
TORONTO - A bride's refusal to have sex with her new husband apparently due to crippling anxiety is reason enough to grant his request for a rare marriage annulment, an Ontario court has ruled.
TORONTO - A renowned Canadian doctor and researcher whose work challenges well-worn advice to limit meat consumption is dismissing mounting criticism as "over the top" and "hysterical."
NEW YORK - Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss has called out Imran Amed, founder and editor in chief of the influential publication The Business of Fashion, for cultural appropriation and other grievances after a series of encounters culminating at a gala as Paris Fashion Week came to a close.
TORONTO - Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg took a break from her high-profile campaign against climate change this week to hang out with a fellow famous vegan and Earth lover in Ontario.
TORONTO - A new study shows female surgeons in Ontario earn less per hour than their male peers, despite the province's clearly defined fee-for-service system.
TORONTO - Throngs of teens and young activists joined climate strike protests across Canada on Friday, demanding action from adults in charge of businesses, government and any group that determines their future on a healthy planet.
NEW YORK - Fashion is a world where the "next new thing" is constantly celebrated, where designers must keep reinventing themselves or risk falling into obscurity.
She's not old enough to get her learner's permit, but Autumn Peltier has been a driving force in the fight to protect water in Canada's Indigenous communities for years.
MONTREAL - A McGill University professor says tea lovers may be swallowing billions of tiny plastic particles along with their favourite brew.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Anchorage School District received a donation of high-end guitars that were bound for Hong Kong before they were confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, officials said.
NEW YORK - Did someone send a memo? Taraji P. Henson, Zoe Kazan, Susan Kelechi Watson, Mandy Moore and Marisa Tomei all showed up to the Emmys in two-tone looks of pink and red that stood out on the awards' purple carpet.
NEW YORK - Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in classic Hollywood gold, Zendaya donned an emerald silk gown with a provocative corset top and Kerry Washington went for sparkly black tuxedo pants on the Emmy Awards' purple carpet, where pink-and-red combination looks and glittery chokers were plentiful.
NEW YORK - Chris Sullivan may or may not win at this weekend's Emmy Awards, but it's a sure bet that when he strikes a pose on the red carpet, his unconventional attire will make a statement.
HIKO, Nev. - Sound checks echoed from a distant main stage while Daniel Martinez whirled and danced at dusty makeshift festival grounds just after sunset in Rachel, the Nevada town closest to the once-secret Area 51 military base.
For the new animated movie "Abominable," bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right. Chinese animators collaborating with DreamWorks animators urged them to dump metal trash cans from backdrops because "we don't have metal trash cans."
WASHINGTON - It'll be an al fresco Rose Garden soiree for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the White House throws its first state dinner in more than a year.
MILAN - A naïve streak is running through the collections on preview during Milan Fashion Week — with a return to simpler times, yesteryear prints and patterns and unfussy silhouettes.
VANCOUVER - Marijuana and alcohol were the most common substances leading to hospitalization of youth aged 10 to 24 across the country, says a report that highlights the prevalence of mental-health conditions as contributing factors.
They've become a global sensation — "paint and sip" studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all unleash our inner creative.
Toronto's medical officer of health wants the Ontario government to stop letting students skip their vaccines on philosophical or religious grounds.
CALGARY - Kailey Lang mostly remembers the blinding headaches after a carefree trip down a waterslide at West Edmonton Mall in March left her with a concussion.
LONDON - Model Naomi Campbell took centre stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British Museum.
NEW YORK - There were no flag outfits, but Michael Kors' show for New York Fashion Week was very much a patriotic tribute as he saluted American fashion with a collection that ran from nautical chic to classic glamour-girl gowns to whimsical polka-dot designs.
NEW YORK - Twice a year, the New York fashion world trudges to the Upper East Side and the cavernous Park Avenue Armory to see what new tricks Marc Jacobs has up his sleeve.
NEW YORK - Talk about a quick recovery. Only three days after her shocking loss in the U.S. Open final, Serena Williams went from the court to the runway to present the latest collection of her fashion label, S by Serena.
PARIS - When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring.
MONTREAL - It was hard for Johanne Boursier to ignore the tired faces looking back at her from her vantage point at the front of the classroom.
VANCOUVER - Rising youth suicide rates have prompted doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to launch a clinical trial aimed at testing whether involving families in treatment could prevent such deaths across the country.