Health

Investigation launched after B.C. father visits hospital 4 times before stroke diagnosis

Family and friends of a northwest B.C. man want to know why it took four hospital visits over a four-day span for doctors to finally confirm a stroke diagnosis and to provide specialized medical treatment. Northern Health, which runs the hospitals in Hazelton and Terrace, B.C., told CBC News it has launched an internal investigation into Chuck Gray’s care.  Gray, 37, was ...

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‘Nobody’s bothered’: Toronto human rights advocate pleads for peace in Yemen

The head of a Toronto-based organization is pleading for the world to help Yemen, a country ravaged by famine, disease and war. Zaid Al-Rawni, CEO of Islamic Relief Canada, was born in Yemen and fears for his family and friends still living there. He spoke to CBC’s Metro Morning about one of the world’s worst — and most under-recognized — humanitarian crises. After the Arab Spring revolt ...

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Merck CEO resigns from Trump council in protest over Charlottesville violence

Merck CEO calls on U.S. leaders to honour fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred The Associated Press Posted: Aug 14, 2017 9:26 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 14, 2017 9:31 AM ET Related Stories The CEO of the third largest pharmaceutical company in the U.S. is resigning from the President’s American Manufacturing Council citing “a responsibility to take ...

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Would you eat genetically modified fish? Chances are you already have

Monday August 14, 2017 more stories from this episode If you’ve had salmon on the grill at all this summer, there’s a chance it was from a genetically modified (GM) fish.  In early August, American company AquaBounty Technologies revealed that it’s sold more than 5 tonnes of GM salmon in Canada since it was approved for sale here in May 2016. It’s ...

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Would you eat genetically modified fish? You may have already

Monday August 14, 2017 more stories from this episode Read Story Transcript If you’ve had salmon on the grill at all this summer, there’s a chance it was from a genetically modified (GM) fish.  In early August, American company AquaBounty Technologies revealed that it’s sold more than 5 tonnes of GM salmon in Canada since it was approved for sale here in ...

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Ontario mom mourning her daughter shocked to find she could overrule her wish to donate organs

Christine Milligan knew her daughter’s wishes. So when she was asked if she wanted to “revoke” her daughter’s right to organ donation, she was taken aback. “I think that was the worst question, in that time, that Cassidey’s dad and I were asked,” Milligan said in an interview with CBC Ontario Morning‘s Wei Chen. “We really weren’t even thinking or ...

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Why Ontario’s Catholic hospitals may no longer be able to pass on offering assisted death

While more than 630 Ontarians to date have legally ended their lives with the help of a nurse or doctor, none have been able to do so within the walls of a hospital that has historic ties to the Catholic Church. But advocates for medically assisted dying argue that since these are public-funded health-care centres, they are bound to offer the option — even though ...

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Cases of HPV-related oral cancers have risen significantly in Canada, study finds

The proportion of oral cancers caused by the human papillomavirus has risen significantly in Canada, say researchers, who suggest the infection is now behind an estimated three-quarters of all such malignancies. In a cross-Canada study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the researchers found the incidence of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers increased by about 50 per cent between 2000 ...

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Childhood malnutrition in residential schools linked to diabetes, heart disease in adults

Widespread, prolonged hunger that existed in residential schools is a contributing factor in the disproportionate health issues facing many Indigenous people, such as diabetes and obesity, according to an article published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “Hunger is really central to the experiences of residential school survivors,” says Ian Mosby who co-authored the article with Tracy Galloway, both ...

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Cancer lingo: How one person’s thoughtful metaphor can be another’s cliché

In her cozy Toronto home, Claire Edmonds strums a few strings on her guitar and slips into her relax mode. It’s part of her therapy, helping her to maintain good mental health. Two years ago, a routine mammogram disrupted what was a peaceful life the 59-year-old shared with her husband and two daughters. The results of the test taken the day before ...

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