Sunday, October 21, 2018

Some patients pay thousands while others nothing at all in ‘medical postal code lottery’

Two men, different provinces, the same life-changing surgery, yet one has to pay out of pocket and the other is covered by the public health-care...

Enhanced support could help more seniors stay in own homes

More than 20 per cent of Canadian seniors who go into residential care might have been able to stay at home with supports, according...

SECOND OPINION | Pregnancy paradox: Dangers of not testing drugs on pregnant women

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U.K. use of doctors to find migrants raises ethical concerns

To track down people in Britain who may have broken immigration rules, the government is turning to a new and controversial source of information:...

Pfizer subpoenaed in U.S. over patient assistance plans

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts related to its support for organizations that provide financial help to Medicare patients....

Health Canada seeks feedback on modernizing fertility act

Health Canada is inviting people to comment on its proposed changes to reimbursing egg donors, and surrogates as well as other updates of its...

3 U.S.-born scientists win Nobel Prize for Medicine

U.S.-born scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms...

Vancouver drug users’ group was once called militant. Now it’s leading the prevention charge

A copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms graces a wall around the corner from where a woman lies on the floor...

A new reason to worry about teenage drinking

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‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

Firefighter Mark Stephenson says he can't drive through Fort McMurray without being brought back to May 2016. That's when, in the thick of battling a...