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'Should we really die differently?': Doctor delivers end-of-life care to Toronto's homeless

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST


A program in Toronto is providing end-of-life medical treatment for the homeless, sending doctors out to visit patients at shelters, drop-in centres and sometimes even on the streets.

Saskatchewan and federal government reach deal on health care

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:51:53 EST


Saskatchewan and the federal government have reached a health-care deal, allowing the province to get new federal money for home care and mental health. The province has also reached a separate agreement in its dispute over private MRI clinics.

McDonald's Canada warns all products may now come in contact with nuts

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:15:36 EST


McDonald's Canada has started serving its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts that do not come in an individual package, causing concerns for customers with severe nut allergies.

Trudeau falls short on commitment to Grassy Narrows mercury problems, chief says

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:43:06 EST


The chief of Grassy Narrows says both Ontario and Canada must commit to cleaning up the mercury contamination in the northern Ontario First Nation, not just further study.

'I was screaming,' woman says of 'painful' eye lift by suspected fake doctor

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST


"When she cut my eyelid, it felt very painful," an ESL student who thought Zhou (Sabrina) Li was a doctor said when she went to her basement clinic in Delta in October for eye lift surgery.

Inquest begins into Brandon Jansen's overdose death at treatment centre

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:28:44 EST


The BC Coroners Service's public inquest into the death of Brandon Jansen began Monday, nearly a year after the 20-year-old's fentanyl-related overdose.

Many Ontario hospitals extending visiting hours to 24/7

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST


A growing number of hospitals in Ontario are allowing visitors around the clock, citing the benefit to patients of having support from family members in the hospital room.

Tonsillectomy improved throat infections in short-term, review finds

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST


Children who had tonsillectomies to improve the number of sore throats or throat infections showed fewer clinician visits and fewer days of work or school missed in the year after surgery compared with children who did not receive surgery

Territories agree to health funding deal with federal government

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:37:59 EST


Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories have signed bilateral deals with the federal government on health-care transfers.

Texting to 911 still not available to all deaf Canadians

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:30:00 EST


A special committee wants to make it easier for deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired (DHHSI) Canadians to access 911 services by text during an emergency.

Is sugar killing us? Author Gary Taubes makes his case

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:03:43 EST


Sugar is a ubiquitous part of our lives and author Gary Taubes warns sugar should be treated like tobacco — there's no safe level. He argues it's sugar not over consumption and sedentary behaviour that's behind our obesity crisis, and it's killing us.

Will Trump promote vaccine refusal?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:01:22 EST


A well-known U.S. vaccine sceptic has talked to incoming President Donald Trump about leading a panel on the safety of vaccines. The implications could be huge.

Kids born to opioid-addicted moms seem to fare poorly in school

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:31:57 EST


Children exposed to addictive drugs in the womb may be more likely to perform poorly in school, Australian researchers report.

Would an HIV-positive woman get charged if she was raped? Advocates ask

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:01:36 EST


There is a question that Saara Greene says comes up early when she speaks with HIV-positive women: "Would I get charged if I was raped?"

A health care fix and tough times for vaccine proponents

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:00:00 EST


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