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In Race to Relief, Amgen Touts New But Incomplete Migraine Data

A quartet of drugs that could prevent migraine headaches, not just treat the symptoms, are competing to get to market. Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) of …

Is the obesity-industrial complex making us fat?

About 62 per cent of Canadian adults – more than 20 million people – are now either overweight or obese. That’s an awfully high number of Canadians who seem to need help with their weight. It’s the number trotted out by health experts when they want to stress the inexorable rise of obesity.<p>But are …

At least 35 Canadians have applied for one-way trip to Mars

Andrew Rader has always wanted to be an astronaut and he's ready to do anything to get into space – even spend the rest of his life on Mars.<p>The Ottawa native is one of at least 35 Canadians to apply for a mission to the Red Planet in 2023.<p>The Mars One project, the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur …

Bitumen needed statesmen, not salesmen

Proponents of bitumen oil see a sea of troubles, or at least choppy waters, almost everywhere.<p>An eventual west-east line to Quebec and New Brunswick looks promising. Elsewhere, prospects are uncertain or grim.<p>The biggest proponents of bitumen oil – the Alberta Progressive Conservatives, the Harper …

Maki: Thrust into the spotlight, backup goalies offer mixed results

<i>Allan Maki shares his opinion on the previous night's NHL action and looks at the early news of the day Monday through Friday during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.</i><p>For Peter Budaj of the Montreal Canadiens, it proved to be a grim evening. For Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild, it was the end of an …