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Enough doses for two million treatments have been delivered to the U.S. government's national emergency stockpile — and the Canadian government isn't ruling out the possibility of buying some.

Posted: July 21, 2018, 1:00 pm
Chicken nuggets

Loblaws is recalling certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets due to possible salmonella contamination.

Posted: July 21, 2018, 5:01 pm
Uncle Ben's collage

Mars Food Canada is voluntarily recalling select Uncle Ben's rice products, including its Fast & Fancy Broccoli and Cheddar, and Country Chicken flavoured rice, after learning about possible salmonella contamination in the seasoning pouches in both products. The recall only affects eastern Canada.

Posted: July 21, 2018, 7:55 pm
Ritz bits

Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches in cheese and pizza flavours are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Posted: July 21, 2018, 5:21 pm
Premiers Meeting 20180720

The final communique from this week's Council of the Federation talks makes a few things clear about how provinces and territories feel about pharmacare: they don't all intend to participate in a federal drug plan, and those that do aren't interested in sharing the cost of it.

Posted: July 20, 2018, 7:46 pm
Stroke rehabilitation

People living in remote communities or who suffer an ischemic stroke while asleep could benefit from new 24-hour time frame for endovascular thrombectomy, Heart and Stroke Foundation says.

Posted: July 20, 2018, 1:54 am

An emergency room doctor thought a coroner should investigate an elderly woman's death because she thought it was likely caused by a medication error, the Wettlaufer inquiry heard Wednesday.

Posted: July 19, 2018, 1:53 pm
Youth hockey player

A growing body of research suggests early sports specialization — spending eight months or more a year playing a single sport — can do young athletes more physical harm than good.

Posted: July 19, 2018, 8:00 am
therapy dogs

In many provinces, these programs often fall outside the purview of universal health care, despite evidence that public funding for many of these services would reduce overall health care costs downstream.

Posted: July 20, 2018, 8:00 am

Cirrhosis deaths among people 25 to 34 years old rose 10.5 per cent between 2009 and 2016 in the U.S., according to new data.

Posted: July 19, 2018, 5:40 pm
Heat wave Japan

No better time than during a global heat wave to take a closer look at the world's changing climate, for which record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather are the "new normal," experts say.

Posted: July 19, 2018, 8:00 am

The microbiomes that live in and on bodies reveal all sorts of health issues including whether a person is at a higher risk of becoming addicted to opioid painkillers, new research from the University of British Columbia shows.

Posted: July 19, 2018, 6:14 pm
Condos Smoking Pot 20180718

Many condo boards are trying to put new rules in place, fearing there will be more people smoking pot on their properties after it becomes legal.

Posted: July 18, 2018, 8:00 pm
Michel Sidibe

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse.

Posted: July 18, 2018, 6:10 pm
Opioid Epidemic 20180619

Canada will soon find out whether the deadly opioid crisis is having an impact on how long people are expected to live on average.

Posted: July 18, 2018, 8:00 am

The local coroner responsible for reviewing the deaths of two of Elizabeth Wettlaufer's victims told the inquiry into the safety and security of residents in the long-term care homes system that he didn't miss anything in his investigations.

Posted: July 18, 2018, 1:35 pm
John Haggie

As of Sept. 1, people with a valid MCP card will be covered for the full cost of the abortion pill, which costs around $350.

Posted: July 18, 2018, 2:21 pm
Our House Rodney Ariss Pit Bull

Shortly after joining the addiction recovery program, Ariss began volunteering with other Our House clients with Pitbulls for Life Foundation of Alberta, a not-for-profit that rescues and rehabilitates pit bulls.

Posted: July 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
data breach carepartners story cbc investigates

The detailed medical histories and contact information of possibly tens of thousands of home-care patients in Ontario are allegedly being held for ransom by thieves who recently raided the computer systems of a health-care provider.

Posted: July 17, 2018, 8:00 am

Pregnant women are being warned of the risks associated with cannabis consumption. Doctors say it could affect the baby's brain development.

Posted: July 18, 2018, 8:00 am
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