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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is restricting sales of most e-cigarette flavours to areas of stores where people under age 18 aren't allowed to enter. Canada is not adopting those same restrictions.

Posted: November 17, 2018, 9:00 am

The shortage in Canada of bupropion, a popular prescription antidepressant, has been stressful for patients with mental illnesses and the people who care for them.

Posted: November 18, 2018, 12:00 pm

Two Toronto hospitals that have a financial relationship with a private company that banks blood from babies' umbilical cords say they need to be more upfront about their affiliation after an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate raised questions about their practices.

Posted: November 16, 2018, 9:00 am
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Fifty B.C. chiropractors have refused to remove misleading claims from their websites and Facebook pages and are now under investigation by their regulatory body.

Posted: November 16, 2018, 6:27 pm
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Drug-resistant infections are predicted to kill an estimated 2.4 million more people by 2050 in developed countries alone, including Canada.

Posted: November 16, 2018, 9:00 am

A national doctors' group is raising concerns about the Ontario government's move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor's note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold.

Posted: November 16, 2018, 12:05 pm
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Ontario's minister of labour is being asked to intervene in a London, Ont., hospital policy that doctors say is discriminatory and violates the human rights of patients.

Posted: November 16, 2018, 5:55 pm
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More than one-third of caregivers surveyed in Ontario report feeling depressed and many have suffered financial consequences, including time off work or turning down career opportunities.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 7:06 pm
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Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis-impaired driving one month since legalization, but there needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed, law enforcement officials say.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:22 pm
Gordon Smith

Veterans Affairs will expand access to Halifax’s Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital after a veteran was denied access because his wartime service wasn’t with the Canadian military. Now the minister of veterans affairs says 25 beds will be opened to Allied and modern-day veterans.

Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:16 am
The million dollar drug that patients can't access

Glybera is a made-in-Canada discovery that made history, becoming the world's first drug approved to treat a genetic disease. But when it went on the market at a price of $1 million, it was immediately labelled the most expensive drug in the world and was only sold once.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 3:02 am
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Canada's territories are spending the most per capita on costs related to substance use, according to a report released Thursday.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 7:47 pm

Vaping giant Juul Labs Inc. is stopping its sales of some e-cigarette flavours in U.S. stores to deter use by kids and teens, but is not doing the same in Canada.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 12:21 am

Problems are inherent in using genetic databases to unearth Indigenous ancestry, but efforts are underway to help Indigenous students acquire skills that would help them move into advisory and leadership roles within genomic research.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 9:00 am
Dr. John K. Wilson

Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital is marking the 50th anniversary of Canada's first successful heart transplant. "We showed that it can be done," remembered a doctor involved in the landmark surgery.

Posted: November 14, 2018, 11:00 am
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An association representing pharmacies says having rapid strep tests available in their stores across Canada could save unnecessary visits to the doctor for many patients with sore throats. But pediatric experts caution such tests shouldn't be used to rule out strep throat in children.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 9:00 am

More than 200 people have died and the outbreak is expected to continue into 2019 as health workers deal with insecurity from armed groups and spread of the virus in unregulated "tradi-modern" health centres.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 6:08 pm

An average of 10 people died from an illicit drug overdose every day in Canada in the two years leading up to March 2018, according to a federal analysis aimed at giving a better picture of those at greatest risk from the burgeoning overdose crisis.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 8:50 pm

We shouldn't allow Canadian blood and plasma donors to become a revenue stream for private companies looking to make a profit. But this doesn't mean we can't compensate them.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 9:00 am

The federal and provincial governments have announced a partnership aimed at helping those struggling with addiction in Saskatchewan.

Posted: November 13, 2018, 4:58 pm
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