CALGARY – The Alberta government says it is opening more detox beds and adding new treatment programs to help people addicted to opioids such as fentanyl.
VANCOUVER – People on the front lines of British Columbia's opioid overdose crisis are applauding the government's announcement of more funding in an attempt to stem the death toll.
FREDERICTON _ New Brunswick's premier says his province is ideally suited for a pilot project on how to manage an aging population.
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia's health care system is expected to get a boost today as the Liberal government reintroduces a budget that was shelved because of the May 30 provincial election campaign.
At least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016 and that number "will almost certainly" surpass 3,000 in 2017, the country's chief public health officer predicted Thursday, as officials outlined the growing scope of the epidemic.
VANCOUVER – The painkiller fentanyl has been detected in 81 per cent of illicit drug deaths in British Columbia so far this year, an increase of 143 per cent over the same period in last year.
Improved muscle performance starts with better mitochondrial function. Older adults who are overweight may improve their muscle function with a weight loss program that combines exercise and calorie reduction, according to researchers from Florida Hospital, in Orlando, who presented their findings at the American Physiological Society's Physiological Bioenergetics: Mitochondria from Bench to Bedside conference in San Diego.
A pilot study conducted by the Canadian Concussion Centre has shown that using a non-LCD screen for computer tasks may decrease the risk of exacerbating symptoms in sufferers of post-concussion syndrome (PCS). The findings provide a potential option for earlier return to work or return to school for those suffering from light sensitivity and computer or cell phone screen intolerance – common, persistent concussion symptoms.
A rash of drug overdose deaths in Toronto was called unusual by police on the weekend and it generated the kind of publicity all too familiar to residents in Vancouver, which has been grappling with a crisis for years.
OTTAWA – A group of physicians who provide medical care to First Nations in northwestern Ontario are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Health Minister Jane Philpott to address the "escalating" mental health crisis in those communities.
REGINA – Health officials in southeastern Saskatchewan say mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.
CALGARY – A man high on fentanyl or some similar powerful opioid caused a series of hit-and-runs on a Calgary expressway and almost overdosed before being revived, city police said.
VANCOUVER – An estimated 63,459 Canadians travelled abroad for medical care in 2016, up nearly 40 per cent over the previous year, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announces a new partnership with the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia (RMTBC). This collaboration will ensure the continued publication and the future development of the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB). Both organizations are committed to advancing massage therapy research, the MTF said.
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CSMTA 2017 Educational Conference and AGM
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