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October 16, 2018 2:14 PM Northern Manitoba heart patient dies on bus ride to medical checkup after being denied flight, report says

THOMPSON, MAN.—A Winnipeg media outlet says it’s learned that a northern Manitoba heart patient died during a 10-hour Greyhound bus trip to see a Winnipeg doctor after being denied a flight to get to the checkup. CTV News says Abraham Donkey, a 58-year-old resident of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, died Oct. 3 along Highway 6 after getting on the bus in Thompson 8

October 1, 2018 9:00 AM Child poverty plagues every corner of Toronto, census data shows

Ten city wards — almost half in the new 25-ward system — have child poverty rates between 30 per cent and 45.2 per cent. But at the census tract level, rates soar as high as 72.3 per cent. The report shows children in Indigenous, racialized and newcomer families are struggling the most, with child poverty rates of 84 per cent, 33 per cent and 40 per cent respectively 6

August 26, 2018 7:57 PM ‘Multiple fatalities’ reported in mass shooting at gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

Multiple people are dead, including a suspect, in what authorities called a mass shooting at a mall in downtown Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said that it did not know whether there were additional gunmen and that police were searching the area for suspects. The incident occurred at the Madden 19 video game tournament 24

August 20, 2018 10:58 PM Blood pressure medication recall expanded due to potential cancer risk

A recall of medications used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure has been expanded over concerns additional lots of the drugs may contain a substance that can increase the risk of cancer, Health Canada said. The agency said it asked Teva Canada to expand its voluntary recall on eight additional lots of valsartan medications as a precautionary 18

August 17, 2018 10:06 PM Hundreds of Ontario patients weren’t given full doses of cancer drug, agency finds

The agency says 35 hospitals reported back saying they found issues with how three drugs were being given to cancer patients. Cancer Care Ontario said 28 of those hospitals found nearly 1,000 patient records where they believed patients didn’t receive proper dosing of those three drugs. Two of the drugs are for immunotherapy, where they boost a patient’s 15

August 8, 2018 1:15 PM Ontario should offer incentives to reverse psychiatrist shortage, report says

And though enrolment in medical school is growing, the percentage of applicants choosing psychiatry is declining, the report says. “Governments are investing a significant amount of money into improving mental health services, which is great ... (but) there’s some issues with access to treatment at this point, and if we don’t have enough psychiatrists 14

July 10, 2018 6:47 PM Ottawa to spend $70 million on Atlantic health information service

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I.—The federal government will spend up to $70 million to create a new electronic health prescription service across Atlantic Canada. The money will be invested by Canada Health Infoway, an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes digital health solutions across Canada. The plan is to modernize the management of health information 18

July 1, 2018 11:23 PM Scorching heat wave keeps Canada Day crowds low on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA—A scorching heat wave has kept crowds on Parliament Hill smaller than usual for Canada Day festivities in the nation’s capital. Paramedics in Ottawa have been busy responding to holiday revellers in distress, mainly due to the heat. Temperatures were above 34 C with a humidex that reached 47 C in the afternoon. By 2 p.m., paramedics had attended 16

June 26, 2018 6:36 PM U.S. Supreme Court rules against California law that forced crisis pregnancy centres to provide abortion info

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the decision “unfortunate” but said “our work to ensure that Californians receive accurate information about their health care options will continue.” The abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice California was a prime sponsor of the California law. NARAL contends the centres mislead women about their options 16

June 17, 2018 9:00 AM Former Cree leader testifies at public inquiry about racist treatment at Val-d'Or hospital

William Mianscum says there's a pressing need to educate health care workers about Indigenous realities A former Cree leader says he experienced racism at a northern Quebec hospital and that health care workers should be educated about the Indigenous patients they serve. William Mianscum, a former chair of the Cree School Board and past chief of the James 66