Thursday, February 21, 2019

Health officials confirm measles outbreak in Vancouver after 8th case identified

Health officials in Vancouver say the city is facing an outbreak of measles with eight related cases of the disease confirmed this week. Dr. Althea Hayden...

Quebec declines talks with feds, provinces, territories on coerced sterilization

Quebec won't be part of a working group the federal government wants to examine claims that Indigenous women have been sterilized against their will. A...

Year in space put U.S. astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared...

Behaviour analyst group notes Lisa MacLeod’s apology, questions why her office criticized it

A group of behaviour analysts is acknowledging an apology from Ontario's social services minister for warning them of consequences if they didn't support her...

Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during...

Your all-beef sausage could have pork in it, says study

Do you trust the sausages you're buying at your grocery store? A study from University of Guelph looked at sausage samples collected by the Canadian...

Surgeons insert telescopic lens into Quebec City woman’s eye in Canadian first

A Quebec City surgical team has successfully implanted a telescopic lens in the eye of a woman with macular degeneration in what the ophthalmologist who operated...

Province vague on details for Red Deer hospital expansion

With a provincial election looming, the Notley government is making some vague promises about a long-awaited hospital expansion in Red Deer. The hospital — which...

Edmonton’s deaf arts festival makes some noise

Chris Dodd watches stages performances without the benefit of sound. A deaf actor and playwright based in Edmonton, he's passionate about the arts but often leaves the...

C.D. Howe report urges measures to curb inappropriate medical testing

A new report urges several measures to curb inappropriate lab tests that it says strain the health-care system and hinder patient care. The report from...