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The number of people aged 65 and over checking into ERs in Ontario for what amounted to cannabis poisoning grew sharply over an eight-year period. more
When employees suffer, so, too, does business. more
Chinese regulators give a green light for pharma giant's diabetes drug tirzepatide, which is marketed as Mounjaro, or Zepbound (for weight loss). It comes at a time of huge global demand The post … more
The $30 billion global fertility industry overwhelmingly caters to women—but that's changing. more
The story of an 18-year-old UVIC student, Sidney McIntyre-Starko, who died in January of fentanyl poisoning has prompted the provincial government to announce changes. more
Hims said it’s offering a treatment with the same active ingredient as Wegovy for $199 a month. more
Emergency services at the ER in Oliver will be closed from 7 p.m. on Monday to 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Interior Health said in a press release, Interior Health said in a press release. more
Dental hygienists say they will play a critical role in the plan, especially for people with dentists who haven't signed on. more
Alberta's latest substance use numbers show the province had its highest opioid-related death totals on record in 2023, with 1,867 deaths. more
As another wildfire season begins, Environment and Climate Change Canada is advising people to pay attention to air pollution levels and check the Air Quality Health Index. more
Some smoke shops in New York told Bloomberg they're out of the $5 pouches. The company's CFO acknowledged supply chain issues last month. more
UCP removes COVID-19 vaccine child-death references and takes over ticket sales to controversial event more
People are trying to slow the clock by fasting, getting IV treatments, and jumping into ice-cold baths. more
“We need to think about changing the program to be effective and to be safe," notes one expert. more
Guy Felicella, a harm reduction and recovery expert in British Columbia, says all regions in Canada need to persevere with treating substance addictions as a health issue. more
Accessibility advocates and White Rock city council are not seeing eye to eye on making the pier more accessible. more
Nine-year-old Carter Vigh died from an asthma attack last July, triggered by poor air quality caused by wildfires. more
One hormone in particular may explain the health benefits of physical activity at this time. more
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is recommending a universal immunization program against respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, for all infants. more
In response to the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance, Canada announced the distribution of national prescribing guidelines to optimize the use of antibiotics. more
Alt meats make it easy to go vegan. But do they make it healthy? more
The Boston-based company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to implement a restructuring support agreement. more
Ontario has warned Toronto Public Health's top doctor to drop the city's drug decriminalization application with Health Canada. more
Family doctors in the city of Belleville say they are getting paid around $39 from the government for every patient visit, which they say isn't enough to cover their costs. more
Healthcare-tech investor Christina Farr, 36, said most people tell her they're relieved to be off camera when she asks to take meetings by phone. more
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