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This woman's struggles show why Toronto needs to be a more age-friendly city

CBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 04:00

More Torontonians than ever are leading more isolated lives and that could have far-reaching consequences for the health and welfare of the population, especially seniors, according to the co-author of the Toronto Foundation's annual Vital Signs report.

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How would national pharmacare work?

CBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:46

The federal government's announcement in the budget of an advisory council on options to proceed with a national pharmacare program leaves many questions about how it could work. Here are some answers.

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New Ontario health minister hammered with questions on home care provider lawsuit

CBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:50

Ontario's new minister of health and long-term care faced a flurry of questions from the Opposition on Tuesday, including queries about an ongoing lawsuit filed by home care providers against the provincial government.

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Halifax cardiologist sees reduced damages of $800K in suit against health authority

CBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:02

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal rejected Dr. Gabrielle Horne's appeal and reduced the damages awarded to her to $800,000 from $1.4 million, but her lawyer says it's still the highest penalty handed down in Canada.

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Nova Scotia sets up program to help pay for take-home cancer drugs

CBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 04:30

Nova Scotia has launched a program to help pay for high deductibles and co-payments for cancer patients who take medication for their illness outside of hospital settings.

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5 things to expect in gender-based federal budget 2018

CBC - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 04:00

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers his third federal budget today, a spending plan designed to promote gender equality, improve living conditions for Indigenous people and fortify Canada against cyberattacks.

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Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins to chair newly created federal pharmacare committee

CBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:38

Ontario's Eric Hoskins has resigned as health minister to chair a federal government advisory council with a goal of creating a national pharmacare plan.

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Ohio accuses 4 drug distributors of helping fuel opioid epidemic

CBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 16:28

Drug distributors "knew the amount of opioids allowed to flow into Ohio far exceeded what could be consumed for medically necessary purposes, but they did nothing to stop it," Ohio Attorney General says.

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Teen sexting may be more common than you think

CBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:45

A sizable number of young people under 18 engage in sexting, the practice of electronically sharing sexually explicit material, with an estimated one in seven sending sexts and one in four receiving them, a U.S. study suggests.

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'Intrusive and stigmatizing': Discredited hair tests harmed vulnerable families in Ontario, report concludes

CBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:15

A review of more than 1,200 child welfare cases spanning 25 years has found that a now-discredited hair analysis program in Toronto that tested for drug and alcohol use caused extensive — and potentially irreversible — harm to vulnerable families across Ontario.

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Doctors tell Quebec government they don't want pay increase

CBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:29

Medical specialists in Quebec are gearing up to split $500 million among themselves, a raise they negotiated with the government earlier this month. But some doctors say they want the pay hike to be cancelled and the money spent on patient care and resources for their underpaid and overworked colleagues.

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Parents call Type 1 diabetes an 'illness of vigilance' that requires more support from schools

CBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 05:00

The TDSB's move to allow naloxone kits in its high schools is prompting a call to train teachers on how to administer a powerful hormone that can save students suffering from extreme low blood sugar.

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'Not fun' to be placed in a hospital bathroom, Sudbury patient says

CBC - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 04:00

A Sudbury, Ont. man who was placed for 10 days in a hospital bathroom as a patient is calling for more hospital beds.

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'It makes you feel like your role is important,' mom says of her NICU care of twins

CBC - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:00

Both infants and their parents do better when mom and dad work at the bedside in intensive care to help newborns recover.

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'It takes longer to recover from cancer than to be treated,' young adult cancer survivor stresses

CBC - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 04:00

​Adults who survived childhood cancer are at a higher risk of poor mental health outcomes, Canadian oncologists say in a new study.

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Watchdog calls for 'compassionate' parole as prison system adopts new assisted death policy

CBC - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 04:00

The federal prison watchdog is urging more "compassionate" parole options and a ban on medically assisted death behind bars as Canada's prison system manages an increasingly sick, mentally ill and elderly inmate population.

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South Korean women on 'birth strike' as children come with too high a cost

CBC - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 04:00

Government efforts to boost South Korea's flagging birth rate have had little effect in a country where social and economic issues leave many women reluctant to have children.

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SECOND OPINION | Long flight? Staying home and binge watching TV? Risk of deep vein thrombosis either way

CBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 08:00

That deep vein thrombosis risk you've heard about on long flights? It can also happen after binge watching TV, researchers say.

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Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

CBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:04

Elite elders are more than just an oddity. There's potential for learning an enormous amount and applying it to the rest of us, including those who may be on a trajectory for some type of neurodegenerative disease, researchers say.

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'It's time to heal': Montreal writer wins battle to get insurer to recognize his depression

CBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:02

After being denied coverage for his depression, Samuel Archibald received a call from UQAM's group insurance company, Desjardins, on Thursday morning informing him that they had reviewed his file and accepted his claim.

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