Monday, July 22, 2019

Congo rules out using other experimental vaccines to combat Ebola

Congo will not permit the use of further experimental vaccines as it combats an Ebola outbreak because doing so risked "confusing the population," the...

Lifeguards need to stay off their phones at work, Lifesaving Society says

The province's lifeguarding experts have a simple message for anyone keeping watch over Toronto's pools and beaches this summer: put your cellphones away.   Perry Smith,...

Sugary drinks tied to possible cancer risk, French researchers say

People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link,...

Bernie Sanders to join insulin caravan to Windsor, Ont.

Bernie Sanders will join the next caravan to Canada for Americans to purchase insulin.  Sanders announced Thursday he plans to come to Windsor, Ont. through...

Falls the main reason seniors head to hospital: injury report

Falls appear to be the leading cause of injuries that land seniors in hospital, according to newly released data from the Canadian Institute for...

Health Canada requests Sudbury clinic stop selling stem cell therapies

A medical clinic in Sudbury, Ont. has been told by Health Canada to stop selling stem cell treatments as the federal-agency says it considers the...

Toronto geriatric hospital lets 150 workers go over alleged benefits fraud

A prominent geriatric health-care facility in Toronto has fired, or accepted the resignations of, about 150 employees for alleged benefits fraud. In a statement, Baycrest...

Expand right to assisted dying, daughters plead after father takes his life

Jacques Campeau saw no other way out. Three times, the Laval, Que., man applied for medically assisted death. All three times, he was rejected. In June,...

Cystic fibrosis advocates hope to alert premiers to lack of affordable treatments

Advocates for the rare disease cystic fibrosis are joining forces to gain the attention of the country's premiers. Provincial and territorial leaders are meeting in Saskatoon...

Advocates call on premiers for better sex ed across Canada

Sex education saves lives. That's the message advocates outside of the Council of Confederation tried to deliver to provincial and territorial leaders in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Launched...