Sunday, December 10, 2017

Thalidomide disaster: background to the compensation debate

At a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, a new organization, the Thalidomide Survivors' Task Group, said that at a meeting on Oct. 19,...

‘Everyone … has a sob story’: Thalidomide survivors say they were belittled by disabilities...

Members of a thalidomide survivor group say they felt belittled and are appalled after meeting with Kent Hehr, the federal minister for persons with disabilities,...

Government leans on emojis, selfies to sell campaign against drug-impaired driving

As the July deadline for legalizing marijuana in Canada looms, the Liberals are launching the first in a series of ads to dissuade young...

WHO reviewing dengue vaccine amid concerns it could make infection worse

The World Health Organization said on Monday it hoped to conduct a full review by the end of the year of a dengue vaccine that was...

Should doctors heed ‘do not resuscitate’ tattoos?

Here's this week's round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. If...

Is a do-it-yourself gene editing kit on your holiday wishlist?

Here's this week's round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. If...

Philippines puts dengue immunization program on hold

The Philippines on Friday put on hold its dengue immunization program, the world's first, after new findings by the vaccine manufacturer that severe cases...

1 in 5 Canadians infected with HIV doesn’t know it

One in five Canadians infected with HIV doesn't know it, so federal scientists are looking for ways to make testing more accessible. "The behaviours associated...

HIV in Canada: Why haven’t we beaten HIV/AIDS?

Flynn pleads guilty to lying, says Trump transition team directed himSupreme Court rules in favour of Yukon First Nations in Peel watershed disputeUniversity sexual...

Patients needing admission to hospital stuck in ER longer, report says

Emergency department wait times in Canada are continuing to rise, particularly for patients needing a bed in in-patient wards, the Canadian Institute for Health...

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