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Last Build Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST

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Confusion over SIDS, SUDI and an undetermined cause of death in infants

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST


A group of physicians who live and work in Nunavut and describe themselves as an advocate for patients released an explainer about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and how to help prevent it.

To all the Canadian employers out there — just give people with disabilities a chance

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


People with disabilities bring a lot to the table and do the job just as well as anyone else. We just need a chance to prove ourselves.

Ottawa discusses a national drug plan and a large HIV vaccine trial gets underway: CBC's Health Newsletter

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 07:58:14 EST


Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine, from reporter Kelly Crowe and CBC Health.

A physician killed, her neurosurgeon husband charged with murder: 'How could this all happen?'

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 18:25:49 EST


Friends, colleagues, and patients are grappling with the death of Toronto family doctor Elana Fric-Shamji and the murder charges now laid against her husband, neurosurgeon Mohammed Shamji, who'd posted about his years of "married bliss" on Twitter.

600 clinicians report seeing threats, intimidation in Canadian operating rooms

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 06:00:00 EST


More than 600 surgeons, nurses and other operating room clinicians reported witnessing or experiencing bullying behaviour in Canadian operating rooms in the past year, according to a new study by researcher at the University of Manitoba.

3-parent-baby procedure replaces faulty mitochondrial DNA

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


A new therapeutic technology designed to prevent women from passing on debilitating disorders to their babies has worked successfully in a small, proof-of-concept experiment.

Reporter's Notebook: Muzzled nurses limit coverage of First Nations health

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 07:00:00 EST


Some federal agencies are cautious about talking to the media — so much so that they make journalists jump through hoops to get answers to even simple questions.

Whitehorse artist turns off 'dark, winter blues' with new light sculpture

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:19:36 EST


Emma Barr opens up her biggest art exhibit to date and unveils her newest art invention that can be used to help combat depression.

'People are dying': Life-saving opioid antidote hard to find

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


Naloxone can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save a person's life. The trouble is it's still hard to find in Canada.

The Santa Claus story: Beloved tradition or damaging lie?

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:00:00 EST


Jolly Old Saint Nick is perhaps the most beloved icon of the Christmas holidays. But an essay recently published in the medical journal Lancet Psychiatry questions what we should be telling our kids about Santa Claus.

Costco investigated over allegations pharmacy directors accepted kickbacks for certain brands

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:46:47 EST


Costco is being investigated by Ontario's Ministry of Health for its compliance with the province's legislation on selling pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drugs.

How the family veto creates a grey zone around Canada's organ donation policy

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 11:00:00 EST


Even if someone in Canada consents to donating their organs, their relatives can override those wishes — a practice made possible, two legal experts say, due to a disconnect between the law and policy.

'Man in Motion' Rick Hansen says more incentives needed to design accessible buildings

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


Rick Hansen says a program celebrating accessibility could encourage building designers to create more inclusive spaces. And a report released Friday suggests a large number of Canadians support a LEED-style program to rate building accessibility.

Health authority proud of Lab West care despite recent suicides, CEO says

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:08:28 EST


The Labrador-Grenfell Health Authority stands by the services offered in Labrador West, despite comments made by a former psychiatrist.

Calgary woman charged in son's death called herself a failure, trial hears

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:36:55 EST


Tamara Lovett — who is accused of failing to provide the necessaries of life after treating her son's fatal meningitis and strep infection with dandelion tea and oil of oregano — sobbed as she told police she was a failure, a Calgary courtroom heard Thursday.