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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...

 

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...

 

WHO says new bird strain is “one of most lethal” flu viruses

WHO says new bird strain is “one of most lethal” flu viruses

BEIJING (Reuters) – A new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” of its kind and is more easily transmissible to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world...

 

WHO says no poultry contact in some China bird flu cases

GENEVA/BEIJING (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that a number of people who have tested positive for a new strain of bird flu in China have had no history of contact with poultry, adding to the mystery about...

 

World’s in ‘new territory’ with challenging new flu virus, WHO expert says

World’s in ‘new territory’ with challenging new flu virus, WHO expert says

There has been bird flu. And swine flu. But the world is on new flu ground when it comes to the H7N9 virus that recently erupted in China, the World Health Organization’s senior flu expert says. Ottawa Citizen – Health

 

China WHO chief says new bird flu was expected to spread after 1st case reported in Beijing

BEIJING, China – A World Health Organization official said Sunday that it wasn’t surprising that a new strain of bird flu has spread to China’s capital after sickening dozens in the eastern part of the country. Up until Saturday...

 

World’s in ‘new territory’ with challenging new flu virus, WHO expert says

TORONTO – There has been bird flu. And swine flu. But the world is on new flu ground when it comes to the H7N9 virus that recently erupted in China, the World Health Organization’s senior flu expert said Friday. The virus has sickened...

 

Health minister says it’s not clear who is responsible for inspecting chemo drugs

“Health Canada has jurisdiction (over manufacturers), the Ontario College of Pharmacist has jurisdiction over pharmacists practicing in this province and pharmacies, hospitals have responsibility for the security of their drugs, There is...

 

Mental health group says Parliament’s tough stance on mentally ill offenders won’t reduce crime

Mental health group says Parliament’s tough stance on mentally ill offenders won’t reduce crime

The Conservative government’s tough stand on mentally ill offenders likely won’t reduce crime and could have just the opposite result, say leaders of the country’s forensic mental health organizations who are drafting a letter...

 

Beverage branding gives energy drinks undeserved stamp of approval, critic says

In Canada, the drinks have been linked to three deaths and more than 80 side effects, including headache, irregular heartbeat and seizures globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

Hospital infection data will be released, Cleary says

Dr. Eilish Cleary, the chief medical officer of health, says New Brunswickers will soon be able to track the number of cases of infections, such as C. difficile, reported in provincial hospitals… CBC | Health News

 

Ontario government cutting billions from health funding, says health-care group

And if the last provincial budget was any indication, things aren’t likely to get better any time soon in Ontario. “We’re calling it the austerity budget,” said Nathalie Sheppard, campaign organizer for the Ontario Health Coalition...

 

(N.B.) Mental health care is improving, Flemming says

New Brunswick’s Minister of Health says his government is committed to continued improvements to mental health care services in the province. CBC | Health News

 

Health Canada says new code of conduct will prevent direct drug advertising

Health Canada says new code of conduct will prevent direct drug advertising

The matter arose this week at a national Pharmacare 2020 conference in Vancouver, where the B.C. Medical Association and health policy experts raised concerns about major pharmaceutical companies skirting a ban on direct-to-consumer advertising...

 

Yukon Health Minister says new hospitals will benefit communities

The Yukon Health Minister said the new hospitals will still do a good job serving their communities, even though Doug Graham agrees with the findings of the auditor general’s report. The auditor general said the Yukon Hospital Corporation...