How pedal power is giving a boost to dialysis patients

Lois Cossar says pedalling during her dialysis treatments helps improve her strength and blood pressure, and even helps with her diabetes. (Adam van der Zwan/CBC) Lois Cossar says she’s on a mission to... Read more »

‘Exhaustive’ review of chiropractic care for children ordered in B.C.

The College of Chiropractors of B.C. is conducting a review on the safety of spinal manipulation for children under the age of 10. (Shutterstock/New Africa) The safety of chiropractic care for children... Read more »

‘Dr. Lipjob’ sent to jail for illegally injecting Botox

The college has been dealing with Rajdeep Kaur Khakh’s illegal operation for more than four years. (Facebook) The Abbotsford woman who calls herself “Dr. Lipjob” has been sent to jail after defying... Read more »

B.C. donor with ‘X’ gender calls out Canadian Blood Services for refusing donation

JT Beck says they have regularly been donating blood for the past few years. (Kate Reid) Editor’s note: The pronouns they and their are used for the subject of this story at that... Read more »

Vancouver teen develops app to help detect Alzheimer’s disease in seniors

Eighteen-year-old Kai Leong from Vancouver, B.C., has created a Smartphone-based gait analysis app. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC) An eighteen-year-old Vancouver student has created a smartphone system that helps detect whether someone might have Alzheimer’s disease.... Read more »

Batch of Pacific oysters recalled due to threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

The Pacific oyster recall applies to farm-raised oysters harvested on July 14 under the brand name Union Bay Seafood Ltd., a company based in Richmond, B.C. (File photo/Eric Risberg/Associated Press) The Canadian... Read more »

Infected bat ‘ran into’ hand of B.C. man who later died from rabies: health officer

A little brown bat, or Myotis lucifugus, is pictured on B.C.’s Vancouver Island in an undated stock photo. The bat is a species of mouse-eared microbat found across North America and weighs... Read more »

B.C. man dies of rabies after coming into contact with bat

A B.C. man has died of rabies at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver after coming into contact with a bat. (CBC) A 21-year-old B.C. man has died of rabies after coming into... Read more »

Amid rising rates of sexually transmitted infections in Canada, world congress heads to Vancouver

The number of sexually transmitted infections is rising in Canada, despite huge advances made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Shutterstock) Sexual health experts say infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the... Read more »

Chlamydia, syphilis rates increase in Canada — and experts say declining condom use is party to blame

The number of sexually transmitted infections is rising in Canada, despite huge advances made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Shutterstock) Sexual health experts say infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the... Read more »