Sunday, November 18, 2018

50 B.C. chiropractors refuse to remove misleading claims from websites, face possible discipline

Fifty B.C. chiropractors have refused to remove misleading claims from their websites and Facebook pages and are now under investigation by their regulatory body. In...

London hospital staff call on Labour minister to step in on purple armband issue

Ontario's minister of labour is being asked to intervene in a London, Ont., hospital's use of a violence assessment tool that doctors say is...

Antibiotic resistance a serious health-care threat to Canadians, experts say

With cold and flu season upon us, some patients will undoubtedly go to their doctors seeking a prescription for antibiotics, even though the drugs...

Crucial for health system, many caregivers are struggling financially and emotionally, report says

They come from all walks of life, young and old: millions of Canadians who are unpaid caregivers for aging parents, children with a disability...

Substance use costs $1,000 to $2,600 per person in Canada each year, study says

Canada's territories are spending the most per capita on costs related to substance use, according to a report released Thursday. In 2014, Nunavut spent about...

Canada’s first successful heart transplant was 50 years ago this week. Here’s how it...

In mid-November 1968, a team of cardiologists at St. Michael's Hospital received a call they had been waiting on for months. An 18-year-old man had...

Bridging the ‘genomic divide’: Lack of Indigenous DNA data a challenge for researchers

A prominent U.S. senator turned to genetic testing last month to try to prove her claim that she had Indigenous ancestry. But in assessing Elizabeth...

The million dollar drug that patients can’t access

Video Glybera is a made-in-Canada discovery that made history, becoming the world's first drug approved to treat a genetic disease. But when it went...

Juul curbs sales of some e-cigarette flavours, but not in Canada

Vaping giant Juul Labs Inc. is stopping its sales of some e-cigarette flavours in U.S. stores to deter use by kids and teens, but is not doing...

10 people die from illicit drug overdoses every day in Canada, study suggests

An average of 10 people died from an illicit drug overdose every day in Canada in the two years leading up to March 2018, according to...