HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government says it will take steps to improve mental health care for children and youth in response to recommendations from a minister's advisory panel.
Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC), a drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment program in British Columbia, has added a registered massage therapist (RMT) to its team of care professionals. The new hire, Mackenzie Alsager, showcases the centre's commitment to innovation in drug rehab and alcohol treatment strategies beyond a "punishment" or "guilt" philosophy, SCHC said in a press release.
RICHMOND, B.C. – Canada's health minister has announced a 10-year, $1.4 billion health-funding agreement with British Columbia, and a multimillion dollar investment to fight the opioid crisis across the country.
Toronto's public transit provider says it has dismissed 73 people in connection with what it describes as a multimillion-dollar health benefits fraud scheme.
Health Canada says a safety review has found a risk of serious burns with the use of some over-the-counter topical pain relievers that contain menthol.
OTTAWA – A new report suggests the federal government's offer on health funding to the provinces doesn't provide enough cash to help them keep up services in the coming years.
Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has welcomed changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan (ODBP) Formulary that de-lists certain higher-strength, long-acting opioids to raise awareness and encourage appropriate prescribing in accordance with clinical practice guidelines.
WHITBY, Ont. – Police have laid another sexual assault charge against a massage therapist from Whitby, Ont.
It's well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory.
OTTAWA – The federal government pulled billions of dollars off the negotiating table Monday after failing to reach a long-term health-care funding agreement with frustrated provincial and territorial health and finance ministers.
VANCOUVER – British Columbia has enacted a ministerial order to support the creation of overdose-prevention sites, a move the province's health minister describes as an "extraordinary measure."
OTTAWA – Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod says the provinces and territories are pushing to make health-care spending a priority when they sit down next month with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
CALGARY – Experts say the trial of a woman who turned to holistic medicine before the death of her seven-year-old son is likely to reignite a debate over the use of natural and alternative treatments.
CALGARY – Thousands of layoffs that have hollowed out many of Calgary's downtown office towers are translating into tough times for health-care businesses that offer services covered by workplace insurance plans.
OTTAWA – Three leading mental health organizations want provincial and territorial health ministers to be open to targeted federal investments.
Homewood Health has announced the official opening of its new out-patient clinic in Mississauga, Ont. As part of its national treatment network, the new clinic will offer immediate access to customized, intensive, outpatient treatment for persons struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The clinic will also provide treatment programs for those living with other mental health and addiction conditions.
TORONTO – Canada needs a comprehensive national strategy to curb rampant overprescribing of opioids and to reduce escalating numbers of deaths caused by overdoses of the powerful narcotics, addiction experts say.
HALIFAX – Seventy people died of opioid overdoses in Nova Scotia in the first eight months of 2016, a spike that is raising early fears of a British Columbia-style crisis.
Low-levels of 'anti-anxiety' hormone linked to postpartum depressionIn a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood…
Nova Scotia to increase mental health services for youth, childrenHALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government says it will take…
Canadian researchers join global efforts to study Zika virusThree teams of Canadian scientists will collaborate with Caribbean and…
Spinal injury patients face more health problems: reportMAYWOOD, Ill. – Paralysis is just one of the many…
Sat May 06, 2017
Ontario CSMTA Educaton Conference and AGM