Marcy Cuttler

Marcy Cuttler is an award-winning journalist and producer with 35 years of experience at CBC.

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How some doctors want to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the operating room

In the moments before a patient undergoes surgery, chances are climate change isn't top of mind. Yet, the anesthetic gases used to put them to sleep leave a big carbon footprint. Some Canadian doctors are trying to do something about it.

Being transgender is not a mental health problem, WHO says

Doctors and activists are pleased that the WHO is now classifying transgender under sexual health instead of mental health, but some believe the definition needs to be further broadened.

Walking without pain: How a new surgical procedure is giving hope to some amputees

Jason Simunic is one of a handful of Canadian amputees who have undergone osseointegration surgery — a technique that's growing in popularity around the world.

Nature offers serious benefits to our physical and mental health, research suggests

More evidence is pointing to how nature plays a role in diminishing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as improving mental well-being.

Transforming health care: How artificial intelligence is reshaping the medical landscape

Computers that think like humans are changing hospitals and will soon play a role in giving diagnoses. But some experts warn that serious ethical questions remain.

Round the clock: The health perils of working overnight

Working the night shift could cause some long-term health problems, like obesity, heart attacks and strokes, as well as more immediate issues, like inattention.

How tiny babies are revealing big clues of early life

UBC researchers are part of an international team that discovered a "staggering" amount of biological changes in a baby's first week of life, fuelling hope they can develop better survival strategies during this critical time.

Trans fats give way to older, but not necessarily healthier, solutions

Since Canada's ban on artificial trans fats came into effect in September, businesses and manufacturers have been looking for healthier options to make their products. But with few new alternatives, many are returning to old standbys that may be no better for our health or for the environment.
THE IMPLANT FILES

Biocell textured breast implants under scrutiny as women complain of pain

Biocell textured breast implants, made by Allergan, have come under growing scrutiny from some doctors who say they are seeing many of their patients return with debilitating pain.
SECOND OPINION

Artist Leonardo da Vinci likely had an 'advantageous' eye disorder

Based on Leonardo da Vinci's work, there is evidence that the artist had strabismus — a condition that affects about three percent of the population and is usually detected at birth. One eye is straight, while the other eye can drift.
SECOND OPINION

Why some doctors are saying it's time to 'drop the D'

To take or not to take? That may be the question on the minds of many vitamin D users this week after a large study found the supplement does not prevent fractures and falls, or improve bone mineral density in the general population.

Timing is everything: How body-clock medicine tackles age-old diseases

Discoveries about what makes our internal clocks tick could create new treatments for conditions like epilepsy, diabetes and heart disease.

Why this rare childhood brain cancer is so difficult to fight

DIPG is a cancer that targets kids, and thus far, none have survived. But doctors around the world are trying to change that.

Artists fine-tune their bodies at specialized Toronto clinic

When the bodies of musicians and other artists take a beating after endless hours of practice and performing, staff at a special clinic step in to help ease the pain.

With the Olympics underway, scientists ask whether the human body can be pushed any further

After more than a century of pushing boundaries, research has found that a plateau has set in for both sexes. That could mean fewer world records will be smashed in the coming years.