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  • Hospital staff rally in Ottawa for more beds, end to funding cuts

    October 27, 2017 9:03 PM 21

    Union says provincial funding for 2,000 beds not enough to make up for decades of cuts Hospital staff across the province are calling on the Ontario government to increase funding for hospitals and long-term care facilities and add more permanent beds. Hundreds rallied outside the Montfort Hospital Friday, demanding an end to healthcare cuts and for at least

  • 5 confirmed flu cases on P.E.I. arrive a bit early in season, province says

    October 27, 2017 4:01 PM 11

    Province is encouraging Islanders to get their flu shots There have been five lab-confirmed flu cases in Prince Edward Island, which is earlier than usual, according to the province's chief public health officer. The Department of Health and Wellness is encouraging Islanders to get their free flu shots available in locations across the province, including

  • Poor Nutrition Can Lead To Muscle Wasting and Fatigue in Patients With Liver Failure

    October 27, 2017 6:47 AM 13

    Your diet can play a much significant role in your liver health than previously thought. Poor nutrition was found to be a common feature in patients with liver failure or cirrhosis. Poor nutrition can also lead to muscle wasting, weakness, fatigue and worse outcomes before and after the patients undergo liver transplantation, says a new study. The study

  • Health care changes yielding positive results: officials

    October 26, 2017 4:47 PM 23

    Health officials say the changes to health care are already paying off. The province and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority say emergency room and urgent care wait times decreased 13 per cent from Oct. 3 to 22 compared to September 2017. Wait times also decreased 28 per cent over the same time last year. The WRHA says the length of stay for people

  • 40 vulnerable seniors moving to supported housing to free up hospital beds

    October 26, 2017 4:38 PM 11

    Part of $24M Ontario is putting into new beds or spaces to help alleviate hospital bed crunch Up to 40 local hospital beds will be freed up in the next few weeks, as frail seniors are moved to alternative supportive settings, relieving some of the pressure on an overburdened hospital system. That pressure has resulted in lengthy emergency room waits

  • General Mills removing gluten-free label from Cheerios, claims no health risk

    October 26, 2017 11:03 AM 18

    TORONTO -- General Mills Canada says it's removing the gluten-free label from future Cheerios cereal boxes as it awaits consistent government testing protocols for products containing oats. The company says Cheerios products on store shelves do meet the current government standard for being gluten-free and don't pose a health risk. But concerns were raised

  • Casey House doubles patient capacity after completion of $38M redevelopment project

    October 25, 2017 7:12 PM 9

    TORONTO -- Canada's only stand-alone hospital dedicated to those living with HIV-AIDS has doubled its capacity with the completion of a $38 million redevelopment project. The expansion of Casey House means the Toronto facility will now be able to care for 650 people through upgraded clinical services and community programs. Casey House has also launched

  • Toronto HIV-AIDS hospital doubles its capacity, launches new awareness campaign

    October 25, 2017 5:38 PM 14

    The expansion of Casey House means the Toronto facility will now be able to care for 650 people. Canada’s only stand-alone hospital dedicated to those living with HIV-AIDS has doubled its capacity with the completion of a $38 million redevelopment project. The expansion of Casey House means the Toronto facility will now be able to care for 650 people

  • Judge allows parents to force-feed anorexic daughter

    October 25, 2017 12:58 PM 18

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- A New Jersey judge has cleared the way for parents to force-feed their 20-year-old anorexic daughter. The judge on Tuesday ruled the woman, known as S.A., was incapable of making her own decisions and gave her parents the power to make medical decisions on her behalf. Her lawyer had argued that she wanted to make her own decisions

  • Powdered Carfentanil turns up in Waterloo Region

    October 24, 2017 7:28 PM 12

    A drug 10,000 times more toxic than morphine has once again been detected in Waterloo Region, health authorities say. The Waterloo Region Integrated Drug Strategy said Tuesday that a powdered form of Carfentanil had been found in a recent Waterloo Regional Police drug seizure. Carfentanil is odourless and tasteless, and cannot be detected by sight. It can be added