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Archive for: HEALTH

Minister Aglukkaq announces reappointment of Dr. Alain Beaudet as President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

OTTAWA, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced the reappointment of Dr. Alain Beaudet as President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Researc… CNW Group – Healthcare Facility...


Comment: Drug sales reps could be bad for your health

It sometimes takes a long time to discover environmental hazards, and even longer to do something about them once they are discovered. Second-hand smoke, leaded gasoline and asbestos were all deemed bad for our health many years ago, yet the...


PEI health care debate: two sides of the same coin

In P.E.I., public discourse rarely strays far from health care and recently health care has been centre stage in the media. It seems to me that recent discussions were more like two friends who, while walking together, come across a coin....


No long-term care legislation for Sunnybrook veterans centre: health minister

TORONTO – Canada’s largest veterans facility already has sufficient government oversight, so there’s no need to impose further accountability measures, Ontario’s Health Minister Deb Matthews says. In an interview, Matthews...


Alberta Health Services says 186 babies and children got improperly mixed nutritional supplements

Dr. Ernest Phillopos, regional medical director, neonatal intensive care, Alberta Health Services, speaking at a news conference which announced a decision to review protocols and processes for the preparation of a nutritional supplement called...


Health complaints double in Saskatchewan over past five years

Health complaints double in Saskatchewan over past five years

Complaints about Saskatchewan’s health-care system have doubled over the last five years, the provincial ombudsman says. Leader-Post – News / Local


Saskatchewan health minister says he’s not alarmed by staffing at care homes

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s health minister admits he’s hearing more complaints about long-term care homes but says he isn’t planning to look at mandating staff levels. Duncan says each health region gets a quarterly report...


Over-55 voters become focus with health care the No. 2 issue

The first two weeks of the provincial campaign have provided an opportunity to review the health-care policies of British Columbia’s two main parties. The B.C. Liberals presented their entire platform the day before the writ was dropped,...


Canadian Medical Association town hall discusses social causes of poor health

Low income and poor education can make you sick, discussed experts at a health-care town hall Tuesday night… Read on: Calgary stories  


Clark and Dix trade shots over health care

NDP promises to invest in care for seniors and those with chronic disabilities, as Liberals take aim at the price of these promises globeandmail – Politics


Toronto Public Health report calls for calorie, sodium info on menus

TORONTO – Toronto Public Health is calling on the province to bring in legislation that would have chain restaurants post the calorie and sodium values of food on their menus. 680News food and nutrition expert Rose Reisman says this has been...


B.C. health minister included in $100-million class-action suit

Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid missed the November deadline to opt out of a $ 100 million class-action lawsuit against the B.C. government, the B.C. Supreme Court was told Monday. Vancouver Sun – WestCoast News


Hamilton board of health could push for universal dental care

“There should be a standard of care that is universal and that is built into provincial legislation and paid for out of general revenues,” said Merulla, who is drafting the motion with Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s medical officer...


Health care for refugees

Health care for refugees

Mr. Alvarracin, fair is when everybody pays into the system, and thus can access its benefits, not when you show up a week ago and expect full service health care to the tune of the estimated $ 210,000 it will cost Canadian taxpayers for your health care… Read...


Hélène Campbell, health minister announce new organ transplant initiatives

Hélène Campbell, health minister announce new organ transplant initiatives

Organ donation activist Hélène Campbell is stepping up efforts to help people waiting for transplants. Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa News