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    Complaint filed against Surrey, B.C., naturopath-turned-councillor who campaigned as 'physician'

    Complaint filed against Surrey, B.C., naturopath-turned-councillor who campaigned as 'physician'


    A newly elected member of Surrey’s city council who campaigned as a “community physician” without always revealing that she is a naturopath is now the subject of a complaint to her regulatory...

    A newly elected member of Surrey’s city council who campaigned as a “community physician” without always revealing that she is a naturopath is now the subject of a complaint to her regulatory body.

    Pediatricians call for ban on flavoured vaping products — but Health Canada isn't going there

    Pediatricians call for ban on flavoured vaping products — but Health Canada isn't going there


    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...

    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.

    London hospital staff call on labour minister to step in on purple armband issue

    London hospital staff call on labour minister to step in on purple armband issue


    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...

    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.

    Doctors' group slams move to allow employers to require doctor's note for minor illnesses

    Doctors' group slams move to allow employers to require doctor's note for minor illnesses


    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...

    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.

    Hospitals profiting from private cord blood bank didn't disclose financial ties to patients

    Hospitals profiting from private cord blood bank didn't disclose financial ties to patients


    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...

    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.

    Early data suggest no spike in pot-impaired driving after legalization, police say

    Early data suggest no spike in pot-impaired driving after legalization, police say


    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...

    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.

    Veterans Affairs reverses decision, opens beds for Allied war vets

    Veterans Affairs reverses decision, opens beds for Allied war vets


    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...

    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.

    Canada's first successful heart transplant was 50 years ago this week. Here's how it happened

    Canada's first successful heart transplant was 50 years ago this week. Here's how it happened


    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...

    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.

    Bridging the 'genomic divide': Lack of Indigenous DNA data a challenge for researchers

    Bridging the 'genomic divide': Lack of Indigenous DNA data a challenge for researchers


    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...

    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.

    The million dollar drug that patients can't access

    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...

    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.

    Juul curbs sales of some e-cigarette flavours, but not in Canada

    Juul curbs sales of some e-cigarette flavours, but not in Canada


    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...

    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.

    10 people die from illicit drug overdoses every day in Canada, study suggests

    10 people die from illicit drug overdoses every day in Canada, study suggests


    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...

    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.

    Ebola outbreak in Congo expected to last into mid-2019, WHO says

    Ebola outbreak in Congo expected to last into mid-2019, WHO says


    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...

    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.

    Pharmacies want to give $15 strep throat tests — but pediatricians say they're not accurate enough for kids

    Pharmacies want to give $15 strep throat tests — but pediatricians say they're not accurate enough for kids


    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...

    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.