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December 17, 2018 3:05 PM Hospital fire in India kills at least six, injures 129

NEW DELHI—At least six people died and 129 others were injured in a fire that broke out Monday in a hospital in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, police said. The fire in the five-storey government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital in the suburban Andheri area was believed to have been caused by an electrical short-circuit, said police officer 15

November 8, 2018 8:41 PM Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

A hospital and several schools were evacuated as thick grey smoke and ash filled the sky above Paradise and could be seen from miles away. The Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in Paradise evacuated all its patients and staff, given its close proximity to the fire, and transported them safely to hospitals in neighbouring towns, said Jill Kinney 32

October 19, 2018 1:31 PM Study of U.S. hospital figures links pot use with increased risk of stroke

MONTREAL—New research is being presented at a conference in Montreal today linking recreational cannabis use with an increased risk of stroke. The study, being outlined at the World Stroke Congress, looked at five years of hospital statistics from the United States. Researchers found the incidence of stroke rose steadily among marijuana users, even though 22

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 29

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 27

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 38

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 34

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 31

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 29

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 28