Canadian researchers find ‘silent’ strokes common for seniors after surgery

HAMILTON — Canadian researchers say so-called "silent" strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive...

Health experts ask federal leaders to commit to pharmacare

OTTAWA — More than 1,200 Canadian health care and public policy experts have signed an open letter to all federal party leaders calling on each of them to commit...

MP Sheehan backs groundwork for National Pharmacare and Lower Drug Prices

Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, says he’s heard loud and clear from Saultites about the need for National Pharmacare. “When the...

Canadian Paediatric Society says children’s health vulnerable to climate change

OTTAWA — The Canadian Paediatric Society says it expects climate change to increasingly affect children's health and is encouraging health-care providers to press all...

Swimming Advisory for Women’s Institute (W.I.) Park

Algoma Public Health (APH) has issued a swimming advisory for Women’s Institute (W.I.) Park located in Richards Landing, Ontario.  Water samples are taken from...
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Ontario to regulate ABA therapists who support people with autism

TORONTO — Ontario's Progressive Conservative government says it plans to regulate clinicians who provide applied behaviour analysis, a form of therapy used to support people...

CannTrust says facility in Vaughan, Ont., rated non-compliant by Health Canada

TORONTO — Cannabis company CannTrust Holdings Inc. says its manufacturing facility in Vaughan, Ont., has been rated non-compliant by Health Canada. The company says it...

Toronto researcher developing selfie-based blood pressure monitor

TORONTO — You can learn a lot about someone from the videos they take of themselves. One day, these recordings may even be able...
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Annual health-care costs for typical Canadian family eclipse $13,000 this year

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - A typical Canadian family of four (two parents, two children) will pay $13,311 for public health-care insurance in 2019, finds a...

Health Canada announces changes aimed at dropping prices of patented drugs

OTTAWA — The federal government says it is making changes that will better protect Canadians from excessive drug prices and make patented medicines more affordable. Health Canada is unveiling long-awaited...

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