Sunday, July 15, 2018

NDP health critic calls on feds to hold drug companies accountable for fuelling opioid...

The NDP's federal health critic says it's time governments hold drug manufacturers accountable for their part in fuelling the opioid crisis.  On Thursday, Vancouver-Kingsway MP Don Davies...

‘It’s that feeling of losing control’: Childbirth a challenge for survivors of sexual assault

The flashbacks, depression and anxiety were all-consuming. When Martha Neovard gave birth to her first child eight years ago, the world seemed so bleak. The Regina...

Wait times for hip and knee replacements grow in Canada

More Canadians had surgery for hip and knee replacements last year than in 2015, but wait times for the procedure continue to grow in some...

5 years on, marathon bomb survivors inspire medical advances

In the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of...

‘You feel like your world is over’: Why unmatched medical graduates waste their talent,...

Record numbers of Canada's best and brightest medical graduates are having their careers stalled by a lack of residency spots, a problem that could...

‘You feel like your world is over’: How medical graduates without residencies waste talent,...

Record numbers of Canada's best and brightest medical graduates are having their careers stalled by a lack of residency spots, a problem that could...

500 Syrians treated for symptoms of gas poisoning in Douma, WHO says

The World Health Organization said Wednesday some 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in...

Oysters and illness: Research suggests potential for norovirus early warning system

Could an early warning system based on ocean conditions predict oyster-related norovirus outbreaks before they happen? A recent study from the Gulf Coast of the...

Nova Scotia goes against advice on cannabis from public health officials again

The cannabis bill the McNeil government is currently moving through the Nova Scotia Legislature isn't as restrictive as the province's own public health experts recommended, CBC News has confirmed. "Public...

Quebec 1st province in Canada to cover full cost of prosthetics for breast cancer...

Quebec will now cover the cost of breast prosthetics for cancer patients who have undergone complete or partial mastectomies, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette said...