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Vancouver charity sends shipping containers full of medical supplies to West Africa

A Delta, B.C., warehouse was a hive of activity this weekend as volunteers carefully packed piles of donated medical supplies like bandages, …

NHS to let patients book GP appointments via an app

The NHS is one of the UK's greatest achievements, offering millions of people free healthcare that in other parts of the world costs an eye-watering sum. But it's not always easy for its patrons to access the care they need. Seeing a doctor often involves trudging down to the surgery first thing in …

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U.S. confirms another case of mysterious illness at embassy in Cuba, 26 people now have been sickened

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department said another person had been affected by health problems at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, bringing to 26 the …

Nurses union raises overtime alarm at St. Boniface

Nurses at St. Boniface Hospital have worked more than double the number of mandatory overtime shifts during the first half of 2018 as they did in all …

Nurses union launches grievance over staffing at Red Deer hospital

Caregivers of loved ones with dementia experience distress, isolation: study

For the last five years, Catherine Kelly and her partner have been providing live-in care for her mother, who developed vascular dementia after …

Long-term care homes in rural communities stretched thin, Wettlaufer inquiry hears

A long-term care home in the small community of Paris, Ont., was so short-staffed its top manager had to care for residents despite not having any …

Dementia sufferers mostly cared for at home by family members, many of them distressed, study finds

"Life as we knew it changed completely."<p>Sunny Delaney-Clark's husband of 25 years was diagnosed with a form of dementia in late 2013.<p>"Some days he'd …

N.S. officials heckled as they announce plan to close two hospitals in Cape Breton, expand two others

The Nova Scotia government announced a plan to ‘reshape’ the health system in Cape Breton — with the closure of two hospitals and the expansion of …

N.S. boy who suffered brain damage at birth receives $6M settlement

A seven-year-old Nova Scotia boy who suffered brain damage at birth has received a $6 million settlement – the largest of its kind in the province’s …

B.C. teen died from toxic shock syndrome while on class trip

The BC Coroner’s Service has found a B.C. teenager who died while on a class trip to Hornby Island in 2017 died from toxic shock syndrome.<p>Sara …

STARS in Alberta looking to replace fleet over 5 years

STARS Air Ambulance is looking to replace its entire Alberta fleet with five new helicopters by 2024.<p>“It is a large undertaking to be sure, but we …

How Canadian hospitals reduced C. difficile rates by 36 per cent

Canadian hospitals reduced their C. difficile rates by 36 per cent in recent years, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical …

'Remarkable drop' in C. difficile infections at Canadian hospitals

Rates of Clostridium difficile, an often recurring bacterial infection of the colon that causes debilitating diarrhea, have fallen dramatically in …

Nova Scotia Premier to announce closures of hospitals in Cape Breton

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is set to make a major health care announcement today in Cape Breton.<p>The NDP have condemned reports that the …

How Canada ‘dropped the ball’ on drug-resistant infections

Wendy and George Gould were supposed to grow old together.<p>The couple found each other on a dating website when they were in their 40s. To Wendy’s …

Federal government to spend $75 million studying seniors’ quality of life

New Brunswick is becoming a laboratory for Canadian research on better aging.<p>The federal health minister has announced a $75 million pilot project in …

Life on the wait list: Stories of Nova Scotia’s family doctor shortage

Barbara Spencer tries to be proactive. That’s why on her drive across the country last fall, as she moved back to the Maritimes from Alberta, she …

Surrey minor hockey coach killed in fatal shooting

The victim of a fatal Surrey shooting on Saturday has been identified as Paul Bennett, a nurse and minor hockey coach from Surrey.<p>The Integrated …

Getting loud about mental health at the annual Ride Don’t Hide cycling fundraiser across the Okanagan

Over 7,000 participants in 31 communities across Canada set their alarms this morning to participate in the Ride Don’t Hide cycling fundraiser.<p>The …

Support workers doling out pills in nursing homes are under-qualified, some health professionals say

​After being a nurse for over 30 years specializing in seniors' care, Monya Johnson, 65, is enjoying retirement near Morrisburg, Ont.<p>But, as she …

‘What really matters is making memories’: Kingston cancer survivors celebrate their journey at Relay For Life

The sound of bagpipes and cheers echoed on the field outside of the INVISTA Centre in Kingston Friday night, as cancer survivors walked the first lap …

Red Deer emergency department experiencing nurse shortage

The nurses’ union doesn’t believe a nursing shortage at the Red Deer Hospital will be resolved without hiring more staff, despite Alberta Health …

Public health warns of Blue Heroin in Hamilton

There’s a warning heading into the weekend from Hamilton Public Health Services.<p>The city division has issued an alert after receiving multiple …

A Hong Kong woman killed her parents, herself because of eczema. Is the skin condition linked to mental health?

A former nursing student in Hong Kong killed her parents before taking her own life on June 17, leaving behind a suicide note that indicated she was …

New research reveals gender differences in teen concussion recovery

A team of researchers at the University of Victoria has developed a new tool to measure how repeated mild concussions affect adolescents and the role …

Using ibuprofen, other common painkillers around time of conception linked to miscarriage risk: study

Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) around the time of conception significantly increases the risk of miscarriage in the first eight …

Ontario doctors to return to bargaining table after incoming government reaches out

Ontario's doctors, who have been without a physician services agreement for four years, say they have agreed to return to the bargaining table after …

'Help us': Cluster of overdoses prompts call for help by Grande Prairie outreach groups

Two words, spray-painted in the grass: Help us.<p>Jared Gossen said he discovered the message Wednesday, following the third overdose in 24 hours near …

Former Mountie with PTSD sues Ottawa after multiple northern postings

A former Mountie suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after multiple postings in isolated, high risk communities has filed a lawsuit against …