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Rates of C. difficile, the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in hospitalized patients in Canada, have decreased 36 per cent. Researchers say improvements in infection control measures may have contributed to the decrease.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 12:28 pm
Cullan Chisholm

Dr. Allison Ball, an obstetrician, and the former Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority have agreed to pay $6 million to Cullan Chisholm due to severe brain injuries he suffered during his delivery.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 8:00 am
Helicopter parents

Study followed 422 children over an eight-year span, assessing the kids at ages two, five and 10. Researchers also tracked their social and emotional development. The findings underscored the importance of educating 'helicopter' parents about supporting children's autonomy with handling emotional challenges.

Posted: June 23, 2018, 1:00 pm
elder care

British Columbia is facing an emerging crisis in staffing shortages for seniors in assisted living and home healthcare, according to a new report

Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:44 pm
Myriam Steinberg

Myriam Steinberg was 40 and fresh off a breakup when she realized that if she wanted a baby, she’d have to go it alone. It's an issue some say is becoming more pervasive.

Posted: June 23, 2018, 8:00 am

On the heels of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement Wednesday that adults will be able to legally buy and consume recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, some doctors are reminding Canadians of potential risks from cannabis and countering some of the misperceptions about the drug that still prevail.

Posted: June 21, 2018, 6:02 pm

Ontario's doctors, who have been without a physician services agreement for four years, are expected to return to the bargaining table next month.

Posted: June 22, 2018, 6:10 pm

Within hours of finding out Elizabeth Wettlaufer was suspended for making a medication error, the Ontario Nurses' Association filed a grievance on her behalf, a public inquiry hears.

Posted: June 22, 2018, 1:52 pm
Ferguson Justice Department

A study published in The Lancet Thursday found that police killings of unarmed black Americans harm the mental health of the wider black American population, largely because the killings are perceived as a symptom of systemic racism.

Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:28 pm
Rapid Access Addiction Clinic

"Sometimes, one addict has to die in order to save another addict's life." Addicts say this. To other addicts. And somehow, this is okay.

Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:00 am

There were 1,523 medically assisted deaths in Canada in the last six-month reporting period - a nearly 30 per cent increase over the previous six months.

Posted: June 21, 2018, 5:01 pm
Chris Hughes outside CFB Esquimalt, where he would have been based as a marine intelligence analyst

Transport Canada has been ordered to give a Victoria man a job with top-secret security clearance — and compensation as high as $500,000 — because he faced discrimination due to depression.

Posted: June 21, 2018, 8:00 am

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to stop separating migrant children from their parents, but those already in detention face "potentially lifelong consequences on their mental and physical health," a pediatrician warns.

Posted: June 20, 2018, 9:06 pm
Ebola vaccination in Congo

No new cases of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in Congo since the last known sufferer died on June 9, World Health Organization says.

Posted: June 21, 2018, 5:14 pm

The Department of Health ordered all long-term care homes to report pressure ulcers. The data comes as police investigate the case of Chrissy Dunnington, who died with a severe bedsore.

Posted: June 21, 2018, 2:50 pm
Darlington nuclear exterior

A subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation is partnering with U.S.-based BWX Technologies to help produce radioactive isotopes used to diagnose such conditions as cancer and heart disease.

Posted: June 20, 2018, 3:53 pm
EPA Water Containment

Chemicals that were used to make non-stick pans and fire-suppressing foam are no longer part of U.S. manufacturing process, but water sampling has found contamination.

Posted: June 20, 2018, 11:42 pm
Couple walk

Married people may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren't, a research review suggests.

Posted: June 19, 2018, 2:40 pm
Opioid Epidemic 20180619

New government figures show that nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit.

Posted: June 19, 2018, 3:50 pm
Woman with medication

A U.S. study suggests taking more than one of a long list of medications that cite depression as a side-effect could increase the risk of developing the illness. But a Canadian psychiatrist says he's skeptical.

Posted: June 18, 2018, 6:29 pm
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