Health Care (Canada)

Health Canada doesn't know if its dental programs benefiting Indigenous Canadians: report

Inuit and First Nations people have nearly twice as much dental disease as other Canadians<p>Health Canada does not know whether its dental programming …

Health Care

Nova Scotia doctor recruitment plan too vague, lacks clear goals:auditor

Nova Scotia's auditor general says the province hasn't clearly defined what to expect from a strategy to recruit family doctors or how to measure the …

Canadian News

Nova Scotia has ‘no plans’ for location, delivery of mental health care: auditor general

Nova Scotia lacks a province-wide plan for “how and where” mental health services are delivered across the province, according to a new report from …

Canadian News

Manitoba government releases its agenda for 2018 with focus on cutting costs, health care

Manitoba’s Conservative government has unveiled its road map for the coming year.<p>In its 2017 Speech From the Throne the province announced plans to …

Health Care

Cape Breton physician who supported proposed tax changes removed from board of Doctors Nova Scotia

A Cape Breton physician who has supported the federal government’s proposed tax changes has been removed from the board of directors of Doctors Nova …

Canadian News

Doctors at B.C. hospital question why police eavesdrop on suspects in ER

Imagine taking a doctor into your confidence in a hospital emergency room, only to discover that someone else is recording the conversation on a smartphone. One of British Columbia's busiest hospitals is wrestling with that very problem, and the someone else happens to be the local police.<p>Doctors …

Health Care

Breathe easy, Calgary: Air quality advisory issued in July is finally lifted

A precautionary air quality advisory issued for the Calgary area in July has been lifted.<p>Alberta Health Services said in a news release Tuesday that …

Canadian News

Family doctors decry ‘asinine’ pay bump for other physicians in Nova Scotia

A new payment model and pay bump for hospitalists in Nova Scotia has family doctors crying foul.<p>Hospitalists are similar to family doctors but take …

Health Care

Fentanyl forum focuses on youth

“Dear Parents and Caregivers, we need your help.”<p>Those two lines are the beginning of a prescient letter issued in late June by Vancouver Police …

Education

Low-cost physio programs fill void ahead of health cuts

Alternative options are popping up for Winnipeggers whose access to publicly funded outpatient physiotherapy services will be cut off this …

Canadian News

Teen in life threatening condition after being hit by vehicle in northwest Calgary

Alberta Health Services say a teenage male has been taken to hospital in life threatening condition after he was hit by a vehicle on Monday morning.

Canada

Concordia overcharged Britain's health service with 6,000% price rise

LONDON - Drug company Concordia overcharged Britain's health service millions of pounds for an essential thyroid drug by abusing its position as the …

Business (Canada)

Kids, staff possibly exposed to tuberculosis at Fort McMurray daycare

Alberta Health Services has notified the families of kids at a Fort McMurray daycare that they may have been exposed to a case of tuberculosis …

Public Health

Looming 'compassionate cuts' to Alberta budget worry nurse, teacher unions

Presidents of both unions say NDP government should raise taxes rather than cut services<p>Alberta's teachers and nurses are concerned about looming …

Canada

N.S. restaurants can go 6 years without inspections: Global News investigation

A Global News investigation has revealed that restaurants in Nova Scotia can go up to six years without being inspected by the province’s …

Canadian News

Sun Peaks recruits its first full-time doctor after 2-year search

Shane Barclay will take on the role of medical director when the new Sun Peaks Health Centre opens<p>Sun Peaks Resort Municipality is getting a …

Health Care

Oswald hired as Doctors Manitoba CEO

Doctors Manitoba has selected former health minister Theresa Oswald as its new Chief Executive Officer.<p>Doctors Manitoba has selected former health …

Canadian News

Suicidal teen left note critical of health care

Melissa Winter clutches a letter from her 17-year-old daughter, Jaedra. She found the handwritten note, along with three others, on Jaedra’s bed the …

Canadian News

Helen Clark urges Government to fully fund dental care for all Kiwis

Helen Clark says access to dental care should be a right in New Zealand.<p>Former prime minister Helen Clark has urged the Government to consider …

New Zealand News

Horizon building failures 'risk to patient safety'

Horizon Health Network spent $2.3 million to address unexpected infrastructure issues last year, ranging from bug control above an operating room at …

Health Care

Public Health Care and Defining Canada: Readers Speak Out in the Canada Letter

As symbols of national identity go, public health care’s wallet-sized ID card is pretty prosaic. But when I recently asked you if public health care defines Canada, your answers were anything but.<p>The question was prompted by a visit to Toronto by Margot Sanger-Katz, a health policy reporter in The …

World News

Travelling healthy: What to do if you fall ill abroad

Pre-travel health consultations and a basic first-aid kit among recommendations for staying healthy<p>The tragic death of a Winnipeg woman in Cambodia …

Travel

Alberta Health Services releases latest flu numbers for 2017-18 season

The latest report from Alberta Health Services (AHS) shows there have been four flu-related deaths in the province so far in the 2017-2018 season.<p>The …

Public Health

Catholic education under attack in Alberta, retired bishop Frederick Henry warns

Catholic education is under attack and school trustees must celebrate, preserve, promote and enhance it.<p>That was the message to delegates as the …

Canadian News

Doctors Manitoba now lead by Oswald

Former NDP health minister Theresa Oswald has been named the new head of Doctors Manitoba.<p>Oswald, who currently serves as director of the Women’s …

Canadian News

More meningitis vaccination clinics this weekend in the south Okanagan

Interior Health is expanding its meningococcal disease immunization program in the south Okanagan.<p>There were free vaccine clinics in Oliver last week …

Public Health

The Alberta Personal Health Card is a blight on everything that makes Alberta great

If you ever want to see a perfect totem to the most obscene limits of government apathy, ask the nearest Albertan to show it to you.<p>They will proceed …

Canadian News

'I can't continue to care for my dad': Islander urges province to change home-care system

She says her father, who has Alzheimers, doesn't qualify for home care because he's in good physical health<p>Every three months or so another piece of …

Health Care

Fortney: One small change leads to a healthier person, and a better city

She’s trekked through the mountains of Peru, the jungles of Sumatra and volunteered in Sierra Leone, the restive West African country plagued by war, …

Canadian News

Driver dies when truck plunges off logging road near Caycuse - Surrey Now-Leader

A logging truck driver died after his truck plunged into water beside a road near Caycuse on Wednesday morning.<p>The man, who the B.C. Coroner’s …

Canada