TORONTO - Canada's top doctor is urging Canadians who haven't been vaccinated against measles to get their shots in the wake of a B.C. outbreak of the disease and the always present danger of cases being imported into the country by travellers.
TORONTO - Naturopathic clinics in Ontario offering Pap smears say their pampered approach to the medical procedure helps put patients at ease.
TORONTO - Several Canadian fashion and design experts who knew couture icon Karl Lagerfeld are recalling a powerful visionary whose influence lives on in their work.
A handheld ‘tricorder’ that can test for biological contamination in real-time has been the dream of science fiction fans for decades. And UBC Okanagan engineers say the technology is closer to science fact than ever before.
OVERVIEW: Look at the softer, spiritual side of things, especially when dealing with others. There needs to be a feeling of hope; discuss concerns. Be prepared to make changes or strike out on an independent path. Some relationships should be looked at seriously.
LONDON - From young talents like Alexa Chung and Simone Rocha to London design veteran Jasper Conran, London Fashion Week showed off a diverse range of womenswear ideas for the upcoming autumn and winter season with a busy day of catwalk shows Saturday.
TORONTO - Health Canada says children and adolescents under age 18 should not use cough and cold products that contain opioids.
London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.
NEW YORK - Fashion Week has ended in New York, leaving a trail of sequins and feathers, worn-out stilettos and blisters and traffic jams. But sometimes, fashion feels good: there were some moments of genuine, happy emotion. Here are a few feel-good moments of the week:
TORONTO - A new report urges several measures to curb inappropriate lab tests that it says strain the health-care system and hinder patient care.
NEW YORK - Christian Cowan was finding it hard to stand still backstage after his high-energy show on Tuesday, practically jumping up and down in place.
NEW YORK - Gucci's creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention.
NEW YORK - When the last model walked down the Carolina Herrera runway in a floor-length, billowing gown that looked like a huge white shirt, it was a playful nod in two ways.
Ricardo Media is shutting down its English-language food magazine, citing high distribution costs and shift towards digital media.
NEW YORK - Tory Burch was inspired by higher learning for her fall collection at New York Fashion Week. Specifically, she looked to Black Mountain College, a progressive school in North Carolina.
NEW YORK - Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits.
NEW YORK - Models Kendall Jenner and Liu Wen took a break from the catwalk to sit front row for Longchamp's second appearance at New York Fashion Week, and creative director Sophie Delafontaine couldn't have been happier.
TORONTO - Female scientists are less successful than their male counterparts in being awarded research grants from Canada's federal funding agency, a gender gap that often can have long-term consequences for women's careers, a study has found.
COVENTRY, R.I. - An artist has moved his giant sculpture of a burnt spoon to a Rhode Island drugmaker's office to protest the opioid crisis.
NEW YORK - Tom Ford says these tumultuous times pointed him in the opposite direction at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night with a collection of gentle, non-aggressive elegance done in simple silhouettes, with some Los Angeles-inspired pops of colour.
TORONTO - Researchers have found much deeper links between cardiovascular disease and the risk of cognitive impairment than were previously known, strengthening the message to Canadians that taking steps to prevent heart disease and stroke also protects the brain.
TORONTO - Emerging designer Lesley Hampton has woven fashion with activism ever since she launched her brand three years ago.
Is having autism a predictor for success in life? It depends. I recently spent a weekend at a fair advertising my educational psychologist practice. A parent who had a young child with autism asked me several questions that fit into the first question opening this article.
If you look in any bookshop you will see rows and rows of books about happiness, how to find it, how to keep it, why you deserve it, and so on. So let’s get real, the pursuit of happiness is definitely a “First World problem” as we say in South Africa.
TORONTO - Women who become pregnant using fertility treatments — particularly in-vitro fertilization — have a slightly higher risk of severe complications around the time of delivery compared to women who conceive naturally, research suggests.
TORONTO - An emotional sentencing hearing for the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash laid bare the unrelenting pain of family members who lost loved ones in the sudden tragedy.
TORONTO - Health Canada says prolonged use of a drug commonly prescribed for high blood pressure could increase a person's risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer.
TORONTO - A study says babies exposed to more than one language in the home are more attentive than infants who hear only a single language.
PASADENA, Calif. - A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
TORONTO - They're hardly the most glamorous parts of the human anatomy, but the big toes take the brunt of a lifetime of walking and other weight-bearing activities, often making these lowly appendages prone to painful osteoarthritis.
TORONTO - Parents are changing the way they talk to their kids about cannabis post-legalization as weed has become a more visible part of daily life across the country.
TORONTO - This season's influenza vaccine appears to be highly effective, reducing the risk of infection with the dominant circulating flu strain by more than 70 per cent — far better than what was seen with last year's shot, Canadian researchers say.
OTTAWA - New guidelines from the Canadian Paediatric Society suggest babies at high risk of developing allergies be offered common allergenic foods at about six months of age.
TORONTO - Transgender patients are less likely to be screened for cancers specific to their physical gender at birth, suggest researchers, saying practitioners need to address the health-care disparity affecting this often marginalized population.
TORONTO - A move by Ottawa to use Canada's food guide to drill home the dangers of chronic alcohol use caught some nutrition and addiction experts by surprise, but they welcomed the tougher stance on an issue they say demands a co-ordinated strategy.
BEIJING - The Chinese model in widely derided advertisements for Italian fashion line Dolce & Gabbana has apologized for her appearance in the campaign.
TORONTO - In the year leading up to legalization, there was a significant uptick in the use of cannabis, notably among millennials and people aged 50 and older, a long-running survey has found.
As I watch the snow falling outside, I can’t help but get excited knowing that by the time this article hits the paper, I’ll be hitting the beach in Maui. We’ve never done the winter escape vacation before, so this year we decided as a family that rather than buying gifts, we would buy an ex…
PARIS - Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats.