A Manitoba man is sharing the challenges he is facing with cataracts, and says he is desperate to have the surgery, noting he has only 10 per cent of his vision left.
Millions of people died from antibiotic-resistant infections worldwide in 2019, a new report says, more than the annual death toll from malaria or AIDS.
According to a paper that looked at three incidents involving children falling from or being struck by a mechanical bull, described in the journal BMJ Case Reports, the bouncy beasts can pose an avoidable risk to young children.
For the first time, scientists have successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig kidney into the body of a brain-dead human, an important step toward animal organs potentially becoming viable for transplants to save human lives in the future, something that could help address organ shortages worldwide.
According to a new study, walking faster may lower the risk of heart failure.
As COVID-19 continues to infect tens of thousands of Canadians every day, a Toronto doctor is worried that could also result in an explosion of cases of long-haul COVID-19 symptoms, potentially creating a 'mass disabling event.'
At least 2.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated to African countries have expired, the Africa Centers for Disease Control said Thursday, citing short shelf lives as the major reason.
A recent study with a Canadian connection has found that people gamed, overate and shopped more often — among other potentially addictive behaviours — as a result of the initial stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CIA believes it is unlikely that Russia or another foreign adversary has used microwaves or other forms of directed energy to attack the hundreds of American officials who attribute symptoms associated with brain injuries to what's come to be known as 'Havana syndrome.'
Nearly 30 generic drugmakers in Asia, Africa and the Middle East will make cheap versions of Merck & Co's COVID-19 pill, under a landmark UN-backed deal to give poorer nations wider access to a drug seen as a weapon in fighting the pandemic.
The Yukon government has declared a substance-use health emergency after toxic drugs pushed overdose deaths to new peaks.
A new study has found that cannabis use can lead to 'acute cognitive impairments' that may continue well beyond the period of intoxication.
The Omicron variant, which is spreading far faster than previous versions of the coronavirus, is not likely to help countries achieve so-called herd immunity against COVID-19, leading disease experts say.
A Canadian study suggests the antiviral medication remdesivir could have a 'modest but significant effect' on COVID-19 patient outcomes, including decreasing the need for mechanical ventilation by approximately 50 per cent.
A health official who has helped lead central Florida's response to the pandemic has been put on administrative leave as state officials investigate whether he tried to compel employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in violation of state law.
This is where the Omicron wave is starting to show its worst side: inside the ICU at Toronto General, which is filling up with critically ill COVID-19 patients, the majority of whom are unvaccinated.
Strains on the health-care system caused by the Omicron variant are increasingly seeing paramedics off sick or tied up with patients in hospital emergency rooms.
Known for his alter ego, Dr. Glaucomflecken, Dr. Will Flanary’s humour has been a bright spot for his 1.3 million TikTok and 472.9K Twitter followers looking for a bit of levity amid the stress and gloom of the pandemic.
The fifth wave is starting to look very much like the first for seniors across Canada living in homes like Lakeside Long Term Care Home in Toronto, where despite most residents being triple vaccinated, COVID-19 cases are keeping residents isolated in their rooms, where some are deteriorating.
Surgical staples are critical tools for surgeons, used often during minimally invasive operations to replace older-style sutures in closing incisions -- but some patients are alleging in class-action lawsuits that sometimes, these staples can lead to further complications.
Eating disorders affect as many as a million Canadians, can be difficult to treat, and has the highest overall mortality rate of any mental illness. One patient is training to become a psychiatrist in hopes of transforming how eating disorders are treated.
A first-of-its-kind study involving researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health shows that a stem cell-based treatment delivered through an implantable device can produce insulin in Type 1 diabetes patients.
A national cancer treatment trial called CAR T-cell therapy, which engineers a patient’s own immune system to fight the disease, is showing great promise for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who stopped responding to other treatments.
A Florida man has been charged with human smuggling after the bodies of four people, including a baby, were found in Manitoba near the Canada-U.S. border.
A British Columbia Indigenous leader says the signing of a joint federal, provincial and First Nations agreement is a critical step towards addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Canada's justice system.
Canada Post employees who showed up to work wearing an N95 mask were being told to switch to company-issued masks or risk being sent home. Now, the postal service says it would be seeking clarification from the federal government on mask guidance.
Ontario announced it will allow indoor dining and gyms to reopen and will increase gathering limits on Jan. 31 as part of a three-step plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the province.
WARNING: This story contains graphic details of abuse of minors and may be triggering to some readers. New details are emerging around alleged abuse by Calgary teacher Michael Gregory as 20 more former students filed court documents this week saying he used his position of power to mentally torment and sexually abuse them.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Friday that a weekslong standoff over Ukraine is at a "critical moment," as he headed into talks with his Russian counterpart amid rising concerns that Europe could again be beset by war.
Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad early Friday, killing 11 soldiers as they slept, Iraqi security officials said.
As he starts his second term as UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere -- but unlike U.S. President Joe Biden he thinks Russia will not invade Ukraine.
Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media mogul and three times Italian premier who entered politics nearly 30 years ago with his Forza Italia party, is maneuvering to add Italy's presidency to his resume.
The largest anti-abortion rally in the U.S. returns Friday with thousands of expected protesters in Washington who feel within reach of their goal for the last 49 years: a sweeping rollback of abortion rights.
A jury was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing, with the judge stressing repeatedly that fellow Officer Derek Chauvin's conviction on state murder charges and guilty plea to a federal civil rights violation should not influence the proceedings.
The Royal Family has a job vacancy for a minimum wage part-time housekeeping assistant at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A rookie cop attended a different type of emergency Monday after running toward the sound of screaming in a parking lot.
As inflation increases to levels not seen in decades, experts are advising Canadians to take advantage of coupons, points programs and purchase affordable alternatives where possible to help mitigate the financial strain caused by rising prices.
China is limiting the torch relay for the Winter Olympic Games to just three days amid coronavirus worries, organizers said Friday.
Canada's Denis Shapovalov is on to the fourth round of the Australian Open. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native defeated Reilly Opelka of the United States on Friday at the Grand Slam tournament.
The Tampa Bay Rays' proposed plan to split the season between Florida and Montreal has been rejected by Major League Baseball.
On Wednesday, Statistics Canada reported that the annual pace of inflation climbed in December at a rate that hasn't been seen in 30 years. CTVNews.ca looked at the consumer items that saw the largest year-over-year increases in prices.
A little financial detox in February could do the trick to bring you back into balance, CTV's chief financial commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid writes.
A Manitoba coffee company is making its way to Hollywood for a handful of award shows including the Oscars.
Ford is recalling about 200,000 cars in the U.S. to fix a problem that can stop the brake lights from turning off.
California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019.
Tatiana Calderon will drive for AJ Foyt Racing this season as the first woman to compete regularly in the IndyCar Series since 2013.