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    'My son is not a statistic': Mothers send pictures of fentanyl victims to Justin Trudeau

    'My son is not a statistic': Mothers send pictures of fentanyl victims to Justin Trudeau


    A group of mothers across the country are sending their pictures of their loved ones who have died from fentanyl overdoses to the prime minister in an attempt to get the federal government to commit more funds to fight the...

    A group of mothers across the country are sending their pictures of their loved ones who have died from fentanyl overdoses to the prime minister in an attempt to get the federal government to commit more funds to fight the crisis.

    SECOND OPINION | 'Phantom' research paper cited at least 400 times by scientists

    SECOND OPINION | 'Phantom' research paper cited at least 400 times by scientists


    Children's perception of "nature" might be different from their parents'. And how did a research paper that never actually existed get at least 400 citations by...

    Children's perception of "nature" might be different from their parents'. And how did a research paper that never actually existed get at least 400 citations by scientists?

    Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson's disease

    Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson's disease


    Rev. Jesse Jackson disclose publicly that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical...

    Rev. Jesse Jackson disclose publicly that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.

    Nearly 1 million Yemenis without access to clean water, aid group claims

    Nearly 1 million Yemenis without access to clean water, aid group claims


    Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on...

    Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.

    Overdose calls jump 28% but Toronto police still aren't carrying naloxone kits

    Overdose calls jump 28% but Toronto police still aren't carrying naloxone kits


    Toronto Police have received a 28 per cent increase in overdose calls so far this year, but officers still don't carry naloxone - a drug that can potentially save the lives of opioid...

    Toronto Police have received a 28 per cent increase in overdose calls so far this year, but officers still don't carry naloxone - a drug that can potentially save the lives of opioid users.

    Unapproved stem cell therapies on the market in Canada

    Unapproved stem cell therapies on the market in Canada


    Private clinics are performing unproven stem cell procedures on patients across Canada even though Health Canada says all cell therapies are considered “drugs” and require federal approval before they can be legally used on human...

    Private clinics are performing unproven stem cell procedures on patients across Canada even though Health Canada says all cell therapies are considered “drugs” and require federal approval before they can be legally used on human patients.

    Science must be the guiding factor when diagnosing brain death

    Science must be the guiding factor when diagnosing brain death


    Make no mistake: what's happening in the cases of Taquisha McKitty and Shalom Ouanounou is that two hospitals are providing inappropriate machine ventilation to people who have tragically – yet irreversibly – lost all brain function and...

    Make no mistake: what's happening in the cases of Taquisha McKitty and Shalom Ouanounou is that two hospitals are providing inappropriate machine ventilation to people who have tragically – yet irreversibly – lost all brain function and died.

    Gruesome testimony, paltry pay: MPs to study jurors' mental health, financial needs

    Gruesome testimony, paltry pay: MPs to study jurors' mental health, financial needs


    Next week MPs will begin a groundbreaking study of the impact of jury duty on mental health to determine what specialized services, funding and new policies are...

    Next week MPs will begin a groundbreaking study of the impact of jury duty on mental health to determine what specialized services, funding and new policies are needed.

    Health Canada toughens green tea extract warnings

    Health Canada toughens green tea extract warnings


    Health Canada has announced it wants a more explicit warning on the labels on green tea extract products due to concerns about the risk of liver...

    Health Canada has announced it wants a more explicit warning on the labels on green tea extract products due to concerns about the risk of liver injury.

    Liberals say they'll back prescription heroin, drug checking services to fight opioid crisis

    Liberals say they'll back prescription heroin, drug checking services to fight opioid crisis


    The federal government will support new treatment options for drug addicts, including giving them prescription opioids or pharmaceutical grade heroin, backing quality testing of street drugs and helping provinces set up overdose prevention sites in...

    The federal government will support new treatment options for drug addicts, including giving them prescription opioids or pharmaceutical grade heroin, backing quality testing of street drugs and helping provinces set up overdose prevention sites in emergencies.

    Scientists try for 1st time to edit man's genes inside his body

    Scientists try for 1st time to edit man's genes inside his body


    Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a...

    Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.

    Parents' convictions in son's meningitis death upheld by Alberta Appeal Court

    Parents' convictions in son's meningitis death upheld by Alberta Appeal Court


    A panel of Alberta judges has dismissed the appeal of a couple found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son, who died of meningitis in...

    A panel of Alberta judges has dismissed the appeal of a couple found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son, who died of meningitis in 2012.

    Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for 1st time in Canada, hospitals say

    Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for 1st time in Canada, hospitals say


    For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals...

    For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals say.

    Pay-for-access online doctors move N.S. into 'dangerous territory,' college warns

    Pay-for-access online doctors move N.S. into 'dangerous territory,' college warns


    A company providing access to doctors online for a fee has expanded into Nova Scotia and the body that regulates the practice of medicine in the province says it has a number of concerns with the...

    A company providing access to doctors online for a fee has expanded into Nova Scotia and the body that regulates the practice of medicine in the province says it has a number of concerns with the practice.

    Shoppers Drug Mart posts job for medical marijuana brand manager

    Shoppers Drug Mart posts job for medical marijuana brand manager


    Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through...

    Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.