Sunday, October 21, 2018

Hope and heartbreak: Expensive drugs for rare diseases are both a gift and a...

For the Willms family of Abbotsford, B.C., there's no debate about whether the province should cover new expensive therapies for rare diseases. Their three-year-old son Emmett...

Petition calls for national ban on ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBT youth

Thousands of Canadians are pressing the federal government to ban "conversion therapy," the controversial practice of counselling LGBT youth to become straight. An online petition that will be...

5 new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo

The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming...

OMA president’s comments, apology raise questions about stigma around marijuana

With legalization of recreational marijuana only days away, a leading Ontario doctor is backtracking after she voiced uncertainty around its safety. Dr. Nadia Alam, president...

A chilling effect of #MeToo in academic medicine

Here's this week's Second Opinion, a roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do...

Dr. Nadia Alam’s apology raises questions about the medical community’s stance on marijuana

With legalization of recreational marijuana only days away, a leading Ontario doctor is backtracking after she voiced uncertainty around its safety. Dr. Nadia Alam, president...

CAMH reaches settlement with former head of gender identity clinic

Canada's largest mental health centre has apologized to one of its former psychologists and said it will pay him more than half a million...

Canadian Medical Association resigns from world body amid plagiarism accusations

The Canadian Medical Association says it has resigned from the World Medical Association and is accusing the international group's incoming president of plagiarizing his inaugural...

Canadian Medical Association resigns from world body, accuses president of plagiarism

The Canadian Medical Association says it has resigned from the World Medical Association and is accusing the international group's incoming president of plagiarizing his inaugural...

New medical guidelines aim to clear up confusion about cannabis for seniors

The generation of Canadians who rocked out to the 1960s song Marijuana by Country Joe and the Fish are seniors now, and some of them are newly curious about the...