Tuesday, August 20, 2019

New vaccine for ‘hideous’ shingles illness should be free for seniors, advocates argue

Advocates for Canadian seniors are calling on provincial governments to cover the cost of a new vaccine to protect against shingles, a brutally painful...

‘We dropped the ball’: Some Indigenous people had access to HIV drug for years...

When two-spirit organizer and HIV/AIDS activist Harlan Pruden heard the news that the preventative drug PrEP was now available cost-free in B.C. he was elated. "It's phenomenal news that B.C.'s community now has access...

Medical marijuana for the world: Canadian producers have a crop and expertise to sell

Medical marijuana consumers in Prague rang in 2018 with a new Canadian import, Tilray Milled Cannabis, a high THC marijuana product grown on Vancouver...

More midwives needed in N.L., says mom who gave birth in Shoppers Drug Mart...

A new mother says her child's parking-lot birth could have been avoided if the provincial government had acted more quickly to make midwives available...

‘Her whole world is going to open up,’ N.S. woman says of brain injured...

A Nova Scotia woman says she hopes a recent breakthrough with her severely disabled daughter will lead the way for other families hoping to...

Caring for a sick family member linked to sleep problems

For people who are in the workforce already, the added burden of unpaid caregiving for a family member or loved one may lead to insomnia and...

Free prescription drugs now available for anyone under 25 in Ontario

If you're under the age of 25, your full prescription drug costs are now covered. With the start of the new year, the provincial...

National plan looks to slash antibiotic use in livestock in Canada

P.E.I.'s provincial veterinarian is urging people in the agriculture sector to learn more about some changes coming to antibiotic use in livestock.  Starting Dec. 1, 2018, hundreds of...

Feds to search social media using AI to find patterns of suicide-related behaviour

The Canadian government will soon hire an Ottawa-based company specializing in social media monitoring and artificial intelligence to forecast potential spikes in suicide risk. A...

Canadian government to search social media using artificial intelligence to predict suicides

The Canadian government will soon hire an Ottawa-based company specializing in social media monitoring and artificial intelligence to forecast spikes in suicide rates. A contract...