Category Archives: Health

Abortion laws in Northern Ireland need 'urgent' reform, MPs say

British and Irish parliamentarians have called for "urgent" reform to Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion law after a surge in the number of women going abroad for abortions.

Abortion is permitted in Northern Ireland only if a woman's life is in danger or there is a long-term or permanent risk to her mental or physical health....

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Girl, 4, sent to hospital after eating marijuana chocolate bar

Halifax RCMP are investigating whether any charges should be laid after a four-year-old girl was sent to hospital by a marijuana edible.

Police began the investigation after the girl, who is from East Petpeswick on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore, ate what she thought was a regular chocolate bar Saturday.

"On Saturday afternoon, as we understand it, a gentleman was...

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Gluten-free foods aimed at kids not healthier than regular products: Study

Despite being associated with a "health halo," gluten-free foods marketed to children are often high in sugar and aren't nutritionally superior to regular products aimed at kids, a study has found.

About one per cent of children must avoid foods made with gluten-containing wheat, barley, rye and sometimes oats because of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder...

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