Medical cannabis users hoping for separate recreational access system
As the federal government’s spring goal for introducing legalized cannabis legislation grows nearer, interested parties continue to look to the country’s current medical access system for the drug to light the way.
Proposed tobacco laws could help youth addictions go up in smoke
By Petronella Duda | Health Canada has proposed changes to the federal tobacco-control policy that would affect youth in post-secondary institutions
Assisted dying in Canada: How have physicians fared so far?
By Alex Parsons and Karissa Gall | After assisted dying became legal in Canada last June, a rising number of Canadians are visiting their physicians to get assistance ending their lives.
Ottawa health centre wants green light for supervised injection site
On February 6, Health Minister Jane Philpott announced the federal government’s authorization of three new supervised injection sites in Montreal. In addition to Vancouver’s two sites already in operation, the newly approved drug injection sites make Montreal...
Needle numbers in Ottawa: How many are improperly disposed?
By Kelsey Curtis and Petronella Duda | Ottawa has been experiencing high numbers of improperly discarded needles since 2014. Could needle drop boxes and safe injection sites be a solution?
Aging inmates lack health services
By Katie Burley | Older inmates face unique challenges in federal penitentiaries. Advocates call for change to accommodate age-related health issues.
Rise of the Superbug: Antimicrobial resistance is medicine’s kryptonite
By Caitlin Hart and Rebecca Hardiment | Overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are adding the global issue of antimicrobial resistance, which is estimated to cause 10 million deaths by 2050.
Canada grapples with PTSD strategy for first responders
By Anna Desmarais and Nathan Bragg | Around 1 in 3 first responders is diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Here is a look at how we can solve the problem.
Report finds HPV-caused cancer on the rise in men
By Drew May and Lucy Juneau | A new report from the Canadian Cancer Society says that HPV-related cancer is going up in men, and doctors don't know why.
Foodborne illnesses remain high despite government funding for food safety
Data from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency between 2008 and 2015 shows that the number of Canadians getting sick because of foodborne related illnesses, still remain high.