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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...

 

Five years since the Weatherill report, feds haven’t moved on key recommendation (Subscription Required)

Liberal MP Frank Valeriote From field to fork, our food goes through a lot and it is often not until a major crisis that Canadians consider just how much faith they place in our food safety system. Canadians care deeply where their food...

 

Up to half of baby boomers will have high blood pressure soon, report warns

The rising numbers – more than seven million Canadians now have high blood pressure, up 26 per cent from five years ago – will mean increased health-care costs globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Liver diseases pose major problem in future for health care professionals: report

British Columbia needs more resources dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of liver disease if it is to head off a brewing public health crisis, says one of the province’s leading liver specialists. Dr. Eric Yoshida, head...

 

Ottawa doctors behind breakthrough MS report

Ottawa doctors behind breakthrough MS report

A team of Ottawa doctors is preparing to publish a full report on its breakthrough multiple sclerosis treatment study that has so far eliminated the disease in those treated. Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa News

 

Senate Committee Releases its Report on Post-Approval Monitoring of Pharmaceuticals

Senate Committee Releases its Report on Post-Approval Monitoring of Pharmaceuticals

Ottawa (March 26, 2013) – Canada needs to improve and modernize the monitoring of drugs that have already been approved and are in use currently, says a report entitled Prescription Pharmaceuticals in Canada: Post-Approval Monitoring of...

 

Medical wait times not improving even as more surgeries take place: report

Medical wait times not improving even as more surgeries take place: report

TORONTO — A new report says more Canadians received joint replacements and other priority procedures in 2012 than in any other year, but there was no overall reduction in how long patients had to wait for their treatments. The report Tuesday...

 

Few Manitobans getting immunized: report

As of March 6, less than 20 per cent of Manitobans had received the flu shot, according to the Manitoba Influenza Surveillance Report. The immunization numbers are staggeringly low and Dr. Sandra Allison, medical officer of health in Brandon,...

 

Countries must stop stigmatizing countries that report new diseases: WHO’s Chan

Countries must stop stigmatizing countries that report new diseases: WHO’s Chan

Ten years ago, a new, unnamed disease was spreading out from China to various parts of the world, including Canada. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

Ban marketing of junk food to kids under 12, report recommends

Ban marketing of junk food to kids under 12, report recommends

A new report on fighting childhood obesity in Ontario rejects a junk food tax but calls for a ban on marketing such drinks and snacks to kids under 12. Taking aim at “high-calorie, low-nutrient foods, beverages and snacks,” the 63-page report...

 

Premier and health minister open to the idea of extending judge’s deadline to deliver queue jumping inquiry report

The province will consider extending the deadline for its queue-jumping inquiry, one day after its chairman angrily challenged the government to do so. Alberta stories

 

Report on wind turbine safety released

Dr. Hazel Lynn, the Grey-Bruce medical officer of health, unveiled a new report Friday that suggests wind turbines can cause physical harm. Lynn, working with research assistant Dr. Ian Arra, spent months reviewing 18 wind turbine studies from...

 

Report suggests major improvements are needed in native health care

Even under good circumstances, administering treatment in a timely manner can be a challenge, as many patients hesitate before seeking help for symptoms. Now imagine living in a remote community, being unfamiliar with the health-care system...

 

Release Alberta health report now: health advocates

Union leaders are demanding the release of a report they say will offer some insight into the province’s health-care woes. Alberta stories

 

Eye doctor’s claims to aboriginal health-care program raised red flags: report

OTTAWA – A Saskatchewan optometrist’s billings to the federal health program for aboriginals raised red flags with Health Canada, a newly released document shows. But a departmental review found staff on the ground lacked the...