Sunday, August 18, 2019

New Manitoba senator says federal dental program for First Nations, Inuit communities isn’t working

Manitoba's newest senator says dental disease is a real issue on First Nations and a federal program isn't helping. Sen. Mary Jane McCallum, who was appointed last...

This year’s Gerber baby has Down syndrome

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented...

Norovirus fears send Olympics officials scrambling, forcing 1,200 to stay in rooms

Signs posted around the Olympic venues urge extreme caution. Nine hundred troops stream into the area to help. Worried organizers sequester 1,200 people in...

Brazil confirms 353 yellow fever cases, including 98 deaths

Brazil's Health Ministry has confirmed more than 350 cases of yellow fever as the infection rate picks up steam in the nation at the centre of the...

Majority of Quebec optometrists say they are leaving public healthcare system

Patients under the age of 18 and older than 65 will no longer be able to receive free eye care in most optometrists' offices...

Door-to-door naloxone kit distribution ‘not a normal practice, Ont. health unit says

Local health officials in London, Ont., are warning the ministry of health about door-to-door solicitors that hand out naloxone kits and collect health card numbers to bill...

‘Why would you come?’ Nova Scotia family doctors the worst paid in the country

Dr. Amanda MacDonald is the first to admit she probably shouldn't be working in Nova Scotia. The native Bluenoser says it was always her intention to practise...

Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, U.S. regulator says

Kratom, a coffee-like plant native to southeast Asia which has similar properties to heroin and morphine is readily available in Canada. (Earth Kratom) U.S. health...

Full implementation of legal cannabis could be delayed beyond July 1

The full implementation of legal cannabis could occur later than July 1, government officials told CBC News Tuesday. While the Liberal government is still hoping...

People with disabilities have a right to live in the community, not institutions, argues...

Tuesday February 06, 2018 more stories from this episode Almost 20 years — that's how long human rights lawyer Vince Calderhead says his clients with...