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André Picard: Concerns over treatment of infections

Correction: Rita MacNeil was admitted to hospital for abdominal surgery. Among other things, she suffered an infection before her death. She did not acquire the infection in the hospital, according to senior medical officials of the Cape Breton...


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


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


Uproar over Health Council’s demise isn’t worth it

The Canadian Health Coalition described the health council as “the guardian of national standards and universal access to care for all Canadians” and said its shutdown “could mean the end of Canada’s last and most-loved social...


Herpes virus has infected nearly one in five Canadians over age 35

TORONTO — As many as one in seven Canadians aged 14 to 59 may be infected with herpes simplex type 2 virus and more than 90% of them may be unaware of their status, a new study suggests. The work provides the first Canadian prevalence estimates … Read...


How Ottawa papers over a national health problem with money

How Ottawa papers over a national health problem with money

The source of the pride and joy was that, effective April 1, the Canada Health Transfer increased to a “record high level” of $ 30.3-billion. The CHT is one of several cash transfers from Ottawa to the provinces and territories… Read...


Montreal health care cuts spark fear over patient impact

Health care officials are concerned that millions of dollars in cuts at Montreal’s authority for health and social services could have an impact on patient care. Last year, the agency’s budget was reduced by $ 80 million and now...


No concern over too many vaccines too soon: Study

Parents need not worry that vaccinating their children too much or too soon will cause autism, new research says.Sun News Canada’s network for news, politics, and opinions


Doctor stirs debate over mandatory flu shots

Doctor stirs debate over mandatory flu shots

Doctor against mandatory flu shots for health-care workers with current vaccine globeandmail – Health _ Fitness


Health costs, elderly loom large over this budget

On health care, Ottawa continues to transfer about $ 18-billion to the provinces – indexed at 6 per cent. This index will fall to something like 4 per cent in 2017-2018 – but at either 6 per cent or 4 per cent, federal transfers will be...


Health minister acknowledges ‘disconnect’ over Duffy, Wallin holding OHIP cards

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT.—Health Minister Deb Matthews says there is a “disconnect” between what Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin — both OHIP card holders — are telling the Senate and the health ministry. The senators claims residency in...


Vitalité Health plans 400 job cuts over next 3 years

Rino Volpé, the president and chief executive officer of the Vitalité Health Network, announced job cuts on Tuesday night. (Radio-Canada). The Vitalité Health Network is cutting its workforce by 400 jobs or six per cent over the next...


WHO urges vigilance over SARS-like virus

“Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns,” the United Nations health agency … health...


Dangerous bacteria strain sparks fight over Chilliwack water chlorination

A deadly bacteria strain has been found in Chilliwack’s drinking water supply, but the mayor is opposed to the local health authority’s proposal to start chlorinating its water. The Fraser Health Authority wants the City of Chilliwack...


Ontario’s top doctor wants 12 health risk factors tracked over lifetime

If the government accepts her recommendations, her office would issue an annual report card on the health of Ontarians. It would monitor the health of Ontarians throughout their lifetimes using 12 indicators — from low weights at birth...