Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Doctor acquitted in opioid case involving thousands of pills

A Nova Scotia doctor accused of fraud and unlawful possession of powerful narcotics has been acquitted of all charges. Dr. Sarah Jones faced three counts of fraud,...

Ottawa to press provinces on user fees at health ministers meeting next week

The federal government has quietly reimbursed Quebec the almost $10 million it withheld from the province two years ago as punishment for charging patients extra...

Ottawa pays back $10M withheld from Quebec over patient user fees

The federal government has quietly reimbursed Quebec the almost $10 million it withheld from the province two years ago as punishment for charging patients extra...

Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower your risk of death: study

Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be...

Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower risk of early death: study

Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be...

Florida confirms 1st local Zika infection for 2017

Florida health officials are reporting the state's first case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito. Florida's Department of Health said...

U.S. gov’t drastically underestimated civilians killed by police, study shows

U.S. police killed 1,166 people — more than three a day — in 2015, but an official government count missed a majority of the deaths, a...

How braille, screen readers and other technology changed the world for blind readers

Thick fingers of smoke from the burning Imo beckoned to those who had heard the ship crash into the Mont-Blanc in Halifax harbour. Many on shore pressed their...

Saskatchewan’s HIV rate highest in Canada, up 800% in 1 region

A year after Saskatchewan doctors called on the provincial government to declare a public health state of emergency over HIV and AIDS, the incidence...

Sickboy podcast tackles chronic illness with laughter

more stories from this episodeRead Story Transcript One of the first things you'll notice about 29-year-old Jeremie Saunders is his cough. It's a regular part of who...

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