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TORONTO – Almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four Canadians will die from the disease, a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society predicts.
MAYWOOD, Ill. – About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery for conditions such as prostate cancer and kidney stones experience opioid dependence or overdose (ODO), a Loyola Medicine study has found.
OTTAWA – New data suggests almost 2,500 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016 – deaths that federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says were preventable.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says governments won't rest until they turn the tide on a rising opioid epidemic.
OTTAWA – An editorial in the latest Canadian Medical Association Journal says the Trudeau government's plan to legalize marijuana will put young people at risk by setting 18 as the benchmark minimum age for buying pot.
InnoCare Ltd. announces a new partnership in the extended health benefits industry. Pairing with League Inc., the digital alternative to traditional health insurance, InnoCare will add its Canada-wide network of clinics to League's comprehensive list of health-care providers.
EDMONTON – Alberta Health says 113 people died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl in the first three months of 2017. That's compared to 70 deaths in the same period in 2016.
VANCOUVER – Long wait times for surgery and medical treatment cost Canadians $1.7 billion – or $1,759 per patient – in lost wages and time last year, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute, a public policy think-tank.
"I'm used to hearing that people in their 60s have strokes." That's why Lucy Alana Gnazzo was surprised to learn that she – at age 26 – had suffered a massive stroke.
BRAMPTON, Ont. – A registered massage therapist in the Toronto area has been charged in several alleged sex assaults.
HALIFAX – The Progressive Conservatives are promising to spend almost $40 million on increasing access to mental health services in Nova Scotia.
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is inviting massage therapy professionals and research to submit a poster for consideration for the upcoming American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention in Pasadena, Calif.
VANCOUVER, BC – More and more Canadians are using complementary and alternative medicines and therapies – such as massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture and chiropractic care – and they're using them more frequently, finds a new survey by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
VANCOUVER – Mayors from 13 cities across Canada are calling for a national standard on the collection and sharing of data on overdose deaths along with medical treatment for addiction.
OTTAWA – The federal government is steering Canada into a bold and risky social experiment with proposed new laws legalizing recreational marijuana for those aged 18 and older – and stringent new criminal sanctions for those who break them.
A new, first-of-its-kind app is now available to support clinicians with decisions on best practice rehabilitation strategies for patients with arm impairment due to stroke.
Health Canada is launching a second set of public consultations about a controversial plan to revamp regulations governing self-care products such as natural health remedies, cosmetics and over-the-counter medications.
Toronto's auditor general has called on the city management to implement measures to ensure adequate controls and monitoring of benefit claims, after finding flaws in the city's oversight and benefit plan design which raise suspicions of or potential for abuse.
OTTAWA – Health Canada has issued a warning about a skin cream for babies and children that it says could pose "serious health risks."
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.
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