Ottawa shelter calls for better access to menstrual products
By Victoria Christie | Menstrual supplies are a necessity for women, but there is a lack of access to these products for homeless women living in shelters and on the streets in Ottawa.
Ontario youth still tanning despite ban, survey says
By Sarah Davies | Youth indoor tanning is banned in Ontario, but a survey from ultraviolet radiation advocates shows that weak enforcement of the ban may be failing teens.
Healthy food access a challenge for downtown residents
By Heather Keary | Centretown residents have limited grocery options, a symptom of larger social issues.
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.