A massive Canadian-led study is taking a multipronged approach to discovering what triggers underlie the development of Crohn's disease in the hopes of designing a predictive test and ultimately treatments to prevent its occurrence.
Most women in the early stages of one of the most common forms of breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy if genetic tests reveal their risk for cancer recurrence is low, results from a new study reveal.
Cancer treatments that attack tumors based on their individual genetic traits -- not their location in the body -- far outperform traditional methods, extending survival for twice as many patients, a study said Saturday.
A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease in which the disease bacteria begin to attack the heart.
Rates of sexually transmitted infections are continuing to rise across Canada, say public health experts, who point to a number of possible reasons for the uptick in cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.
As counterintuitive as it may sound, newborn babies and infants need to be exposed to certain bacteria and infections in order to avoid developing childhood leukemia later on in life, according to a new study.
U.S. federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.
A potentially groundbreaking clinical trial at The Ottawa Hospital hopes to see if combining erectile dysfunction drugs with the flu shot can better help the body fight remaining cancer cells after surgery.
A Canadian doctor has launched the world’s first study exploring whether bipolar disorder, which has long been treated with a variety of powerful medications, could be treated by changing a patient’s gut bacteria.