Ministry considered options for handling ‘dysfunctional’ chiropractors college after CBC report, FOI shows
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Ministry considered options for handling ‘dysfunctional’ chiropractors college after CBC report, FOI shows

For nearly two years, a group of B.C. chiropractors say they rang alarm bells about “outlandish claims regarding vaccination and treatment of children” made by three board members…

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Filling the medical care gap or causing cracks? Telus launches health app
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Filling the medical care gap or causing cracks? Telus launches health app

A new health app launched this month is raising questions over whether it will help cure doctor shortages or cause health-care complications. The free app, called “Babylon by Telus Health” went…

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OPP use naloxone to save woman’s life twice in 1 day
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OPP use naloxone to save woman’s life twice in 1 day

Ontario Provincial Police are extolling the virtues of the opioid antidote naloxone after using it to save a woman’s life when she overdosed twice in 24 hours over…

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Stronger action urged against homeopathic products touted as alternatives to vaccines
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Stronger action urged against homeopathic products touted as alternatives to vaccines

Health Canada’s recent warning that homeopathic remedies are not an alternative to vaccines doesn’t go far enough to prevent the damage the products could do as the country fights…

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Canada’s fight with Big Tobacco is back on
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Canada’s fight with Big Tobacco is back on

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet,…

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Robot-assisted surgery widely embraced, but ‘newer doesn’t always mean better,’ experts warn
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Robot-assisted surgery widely embraced, but ‘newer doesn’t always mean better,’ experts warn

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Anthony Adili has performed hundreds of knee replacement surgeries in his career. He’s used to being hands-on. But now he can watch as Canada’s first orthopedic…

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How imported shrimp is bringing superbugs to Canada’s shores
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How imported shrimp is bringing superbugs to Canada’s shores

A CBC Marketplace investigation has found worrying levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria on imported shrimp bought at major grocery stores across Canada. Global demand for shrimp has exploded in…

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More than half of Canadians may have trouble adopting new food guide, survey suggests
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More than half of Canadians may have trouble adopting new food guide, survey suggests

The fruit-and-vegetable-heavy fare touted in the new federal food guide may be too expensive — or perhaps just not enticing enough — to easily form the basis of…

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They face financial ruin to get a new lung. Some are choosing to die instead
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They face financial ruin to get a new lung. Some are choosing to die instead

At 42 years old, Natalie Jarvis decided she was ready to die. Late last year, her Halifax specialist informed her that her only chance to survive would be…

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Toronto doctor says provincial medical regulator won’t investigate complaints on gun control
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Toronto doctor says provincial medical regulator won’t investigate complaints on gun control

A Toronto doctor says Ontario’s medical regulator has decided not to investigate dozens of complaints made about her push for stricter gun laws. Dr. Najma Ahmed, a trauma…

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