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Senior in hospital for 39 days charged for bedside phone for nearly 3 years

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


The family of a 95-year-old Halifax woman is questioning the policies of Bell Aliant after it initially refused to fully reimburse her for a hospital telephone bill that spanned almost three years — even though she spent only 39 days in the facility.

Spread of Guinea worm disease in South Sudan ceases

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:12:55 EDT


Some good news: South Sudan has stopped transmission of GuineaWorm, the nation's health minister announces.

What's the difference between a supervised consumption site and an overdose prevention site?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:49:26 EDT


Some communities across Canada are applying for a supervised consumption site or an overdose prevention site in light of the opioid and fentanyl crisis. But it turns out, there is quite a difference between them.

Delirium 'a dreaded scourge' underdiagnosed in hospitals

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


Delirium is an under-reported condition that affects up to 200,000 Canadians per year, but more and more hospitals are developing ways to identify its symptoms and prevent it from taking hold of a patient.

Softball coach calls out league policy on transgender players, sparks national response

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:00:00 EDT


An Edmonton softball coach who raised red flags about his amateur league's approach to transgender players has prompted policy reviews at the sport's highest levels in Canada.

No rest for the retired: Opioid crisis fills empty nests as grandparents step up

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:40:36 EDT


The opioid crisis is throwing many grandparents into the demanding role of caregiver at a time when they expected to enjoy more financial freedom and relaxation.

Vancouver Island students create program for children affected by opioid epidemic

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST


University students on Vancouver Island have launch a program to address the trauma experienced by children affected by the opioid epidemic.

Ailing Ontario man stuck in U.S. hospital because insurance company can't find bed back home

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:51:58 EDT


An elderly Toronto man is stuck in a Florida hospital, according to his wife, because their insurance company says that there are no beds available back home — a claim refuted by the provincial health minister.

'We're failing some children:' Women struggling to put food on table may be less likely to keep breastfeeding

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:40:46 EDT


Canadian women who worry about making ends meet are less likely to continue to breastfeed their baby compared with other women, say researchers who are calling for more supports for vulnerable families.

'I felt like an afterthought': How this woman aims to change the childbirth experience in Ontario hospitals

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


New mother Kate Macdonald has gathered feedback on St. Joseph’s Family Birthing Centre in Toronto from over 400 mothers on a website she founded called The Reproductive Justice Story Project.

Listeriosis outbreak linked to processed meat threatens 16 countries in Africa, WHO says

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:56:02 EDT


The World Health Organization has reached out to 16 African nations to provide support for preparedness and response to a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa last year.

Are scientists male or female? See how kids draw them

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:01:00 EDT


A new study reveals more children in the United States are drawing female scientists than ever before, but as kids get older they tend to draw more male scientists, meaning they draw what they see.

Hidden camera reveals security breach at Hull Hospital lab

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:02:11 EDT


​A hidden camera investigation by Radio-Canada has revealed lax security at a Hull Hospital laboratory, despite a 2017 warning to restrict access.

Ontario Liberals would make prescription drugs free for people 65 and older

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:26:55 EDT


Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promised on Tuesday that her Liberal party would make prescription drugs free for people 65 and over if they form the province's next government.

Patient details in the recycling? Hospitals should cut down on paper to protect privacy: study

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:43:40 EDT


A new study is urging hospitals to reduce the number of paper documents they produce in order to protect patient privacy.

Far-reaching smoking ban leaves some Hampstead residents fuming

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:18:33 EDT


The Montreal suburb of Hampstead's decision to ban smoking in all public spaces has prompted a mixed reaction from residents, with some wondering if the bylaw is necessary at all.

Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:02:35 EDT


Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty.

For menopause sex discomfort, gel worked as well as hormone

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:54:38 EDT


In a study of women with menopause-related sexual discomfort, gels worked as well as prescription hormone tablets at reducing symptoms.

Health Canada proposes strict limits on marijuana packaging, production

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:44:01 EDT


The federal government today released the results of its public consultation on the legalization of pot and revealed its proposals for how the product will be packaged and regulated.

Vibrating muscles help arm amputees 'feel' their prosthetic hand movements, study suggests

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 04:00:00 EDT


Using a device to vibrate muscles can make people with lower arm amputations 'feel' their robotic prosthetic hand open, close and grasp objects, researchers say.