Monday, September 16, 2019

‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

Firefighter Mark Stephenson says he can't drive through Fort McMurray without being brought back to May 2016. That's when, in the thick of battling a...

Transgender Kids doc doesn’t present facts fairly. CBC was right not to show it

To read a counterpoint, click here.  When CBC decided not to air the documentary Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?, multiple commentators saw it as an...

CBC’s decision against airing Transgender Kids doc should leave everyone unsettled

To read a counterpoint, click here. Last week, CBC was scheduled to air the controversial BBC documentary Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? but scrapped the...

U.S. health agency’s reported word ban on ‘fetus’ and ‘transgender’ alarms experts

Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use...

Joint pain? Don’t blame it on the rain

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Federal government proposes new monitoring system for medical assistance in dying

The federal government has released proposed new rules for tracking people who request a doctor assisted death — and those who receive one — in an effort to...

Tentative plea deal reached for Winnipeg-based pharmacy accused of selling counterfeit cancer drugs

A tentative plea agreement has been reached that would see a Winnipeg-based online pharmacy and two affiliated businesses fined millions of dollars for selling...

Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife, Honey Sherman, found dead in North York home

Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex has confirmed its founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman, are dead, amid reports that two bodies were found...

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth...

Scientists mobilize for a fight over powerful gene-editing technology

It sounds like the plot of a science fiction novel: Scientists discover how to eradicate an entire species. Environmentalists want to stop the research. A United Nations...