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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. – Researchers studying higher rates of gastrointestinal illness in Inuit communities have a message for all Canadians: wash your water bottles and storage containers.
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.
An addictions doctor in Saskatchewan says physicians need more help to treat people with chronic pain without prescribing them opioids.
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.
Ontarians who want to improve their health and personal finance skills can get points from popular consumer rewards programs for their efforts, paid for in part by the provincial government.
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.
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.

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