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OTTAWA – A familiar sore spot between Ottawa and the provinces is beginning to flare up once again: how much money should the feds be handing over for health care?
OTTAWA – A new report says the federal government should learn from past experience as it renegotiates the health accord with the provinces.
REGINA – Paramedics, firefighters and their emergency vehicles were positioned in front of the Saskatchewan legislature last week in support of an Opposition bill.
CALGARY – The senior psychiatrist with the Canadian Armed Forces says strides have been made in reducing the stigma of mental illness in the military but some soldiers still suffer in silence.
Jacqueline Simoneau no longer chooses between vegetables or a massage in the run up to Rio.The 19-year-old synchronized swimmer from Saint-Laurent, Que., is among 50 athletes who recently cashed a $10,000 personal check and can look forward to four more of them.
VANCOUVER – Provincial government spending on health care is projected to increase significantly over the next two decades triggering higher taxes, larger deficits, and/or reduced spending on other services, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
REGINA – The annual report from the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board shows on-the-job injuries resulting in lost time declined 2.07 per cent in 2015 to their lowest level in more than two decades.
CALGARY – The meningitis death of a 19-month-old boy who suffered for weeks while his parents treated him with home remedies is calling attention to the responsibilities of those who know about child abuse or neglect, but don't report it.
A Canadian professor of law and public health says the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to other venues because of the threat posed by the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil.
Based on the evidence, massage therapy can provide significant improvement for pain, anxiety and health-related quality of life for those looking to manage their pain. This is the conclusion of a collaborative meta-analysis of research on massage therapy for pain conducted by Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association.
Ottawa – The federal government will invest $16 million over five years to support new research aimed at finding ways to prevent or treat chronic health conditions affecting millions of Canadians.
Older people are increasingly active, and this lifestyle shift has contributed to the rise in average age of a person experiencing a spinal cord injury.
HAMILTON – The federal government is providing $62.25 million to support five research networks that are exploring the issue of chronic disease.
Magnetic resonance image isn't everything. A new University of Alberta study shows that vibrating the spine may reveal more when it comes to treating back pain.
WHISTLER, B.C. – Six years after the death of a Georgian luge athlete on the opening day of the 2010 Olympics, the first responder who tried to save him is still wrapped in the chains of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ontarians are getting anxious about the current state of the province's health-care system and overwhelmingly believe the need for sweeping changes in the system, according to a new report released today by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC).
The head of the World Health Organization's Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a "fantastic Olympics" and that the mosquito-borne virus will be "way down" by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5.
The Krembil Neuroscience Centre's Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) announces that the analysis of the brain of former NHL player Todd Ewen did not show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) – a neurodegenerative brain disorder that has been linked to multiple concussions.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott today announced more than $4 million in funding for research aimed at improving the health of people who abuse prescription drugs.
Massage Addict Inc., Canada's largest provider of registered massage therapy services, has announced the expansion of its services with the opening of three new clinics in the communities of Toronto, Brantford and Cambridge, Ontario, marking Massage Addict's 54th, 55th and 56th clinics.
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