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Improving the quality and availability of food could help reduce mental health issues among Indigenous populations in Canada, say researchers who analyzed survey responses from 14,000 Indigenous adults.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 11:24 pm
Breast Implants Safety

Patients, plastic surgeons, makers of breast implants, regulators and Health Canada officials participate in two-day meeting hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 7:48 pm
Fentanyl Powder

More than 600 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses in the first six months of last year, new numbers reveal, as overdose prevention sites await word on whether they can continue to operate in the province beyond Sunday.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 8:04 pm
Ebola health-care workers in Congo

The total is now 1,009 cases, Congo's health ministry says.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 8:10 pm
health app data sharing

Researchers hoped health data would be treated as personal and sensitive. They were disappointed to find the sharing going on was really "business as usual."

Posted: March 23, 2019, 1:00 pm
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A civil trial is set to begin this week for two doctors accused of ignoring an elderly man's wishes to stay alive and allegedly imposing a "do not resuscitate" order without consulting him or his substitute decision-maker.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 3:39 pm
Dr. Ade Akindele

A group of doctors from the U.K. has started mentoring those who are also considering a big move abroad through a private Facebook group. Those doctors are filling gaps in the transition process that one physician says would have made a big difference during his relocation to Bedford from Hastings, England, six months ago.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 9:00 am
Christine Caron

An Ottawa woman who lost both her legs and one of her arms after a dog bite sent her into septic shock says a new foundation designed to spread awareness about sepsis and connect survivors will save lives.

Posted: March 25, 2019, 8:00 am
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Federal government responds to petition to ban conversion therapies with statement saying they are 'immoral, painful, and do not reflect the values of our government or those of Canadians,' but adding that their governance is largely a provincial and territorial issue.

Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:00 am
Karin Selst-McDermott

An Ottawa family says the changes coming to OHIP+ will put a "huge financial strain" on their budget.

Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:00 am

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has denied a doctor's freedom-of-information request to access his colleagues' anonymous reviews of his practice. One expert says the decision undermines provincial laws.

Posted: March 23, 2019, 1:00 pm

U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns over a type of lymphoma.

Posted: March 22, 2019, 10:46 pm
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A Bridgewater man says the government needs to fix the 'failed mental health system' in Nova Scotia after his 20-year-old son was told it would take months to access mental health services.

Posted: March 21, 2019, 6:07 pm
Drug preparation

As Red Deer continues to fight a growing addictions problem, new numbers show the Alberta city continues to have the highest fentanyl overdose death rates in the province.

Posted: March 22, 2019, 1:59 am
Congo Ebola

The Ebola virus disease outbreak in two provinces in Congo has recently shown an increase in the number of cases reported by week.

Posted: March 22, 2019, 1:48 pm
Jonas Laforge

A B.C. naturopath with a history of discipline over actions connected to illegal cannabis sales has been ordered to pay $25,000 for practising without a valid licence.

Posted: March 22, 2019, 11:00 am

It's difficult to find any statistics on it, but Canadians have likely encountered the "one issue per visit" rule in a doctor's office or know of someone who has.

Posted: March 21, 2019, 8:00 am
Janes Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the recall of Janes brand pub style chicken nuggets because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

Posted: March 22, 2019, 10:40 am
hepatitis vaccinations

The Ministry of Health is rolling out an immunization program in schools beginning in April to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles.

Posted: March 20, 2019, 6:47 pm

When a mother took her son to a doctor's appointment recently, she noticed a message in the waiting room. 'For your safety and ours, please limit the discussion with your provider to one issue per visit.' Her tweet about it sparked a debate about a longstanding issue in the health-care system.

Posted: March 20, 2019, 8:00 am
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