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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.
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."
Despite a 50 per cent increase in hospitalization of children and youth with mental-health problems since 2008/09, the province of Ontario has not analyzed the reasons for the increase or taken steps to address it, the province's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk says in her 2016 Annual Report.
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.
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