Drug Overdoses on the Rise

(BLIND RIVER, ON) - The East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging residents to be aware that using illicit drugs...

Demand threatening to overwhelm mental-health clinics for veterans: Documents

OTTAWA — A network of mental-health clinics set up across the country to help veterans with PTSD and other psychological trauma appears in danger...

Family of injured Humboldt Broncos player says GoFundMe should be split evenly

At least one family whose son was injured in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says the millions raised by a GoFundMe campaign should be split evenly...

Canadian baseball players in the big leagues more likely to bat left: study

TORONTO — Canada produces more Major League Baseball players who bat left compared to any other country, a new study from Canadian researchers indicates. The...

First carfentanil-related death suspected in Nova Scotia:medical examiner

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health is announcing the first probable instance of an overdose death linked to the potent opiate carfentanil. Dr....

Health Canada mandates warning sticker on all prescription opioids

TORONTO — Health Canada is making warning stickers and patient information handouts mandatory with all opioids dispensed at pharmacies or in doctor’s offices starting in October. It is...

Procedure aims to ease symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant depression

TORONTO — For the last seven years, Sky Zazlov has been fighting the demon of major depressive disorder — and none of the numerous medications,...
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SAH Seeks Patient and Family Advisors

Sault Ste. Marie – Sault Area Hospital (SAH) is seeking Patient and Family Advisors to join our Patient and Family Advisory Council(s). Councils contribute to...

Lab-on-a-chip test could help prevent disease outbreaks in remote regions: Study

TORONTO — Canadian researchers have created a low-cost, portable device that can quickly test people to determine if they're at risk for measles or rubella in parts...

How hospitals prepare for mass-casualty incidents like Toronto van attack

TORONTO — Mass-casualty disasters like Monday's deadly van attack that sent 10 of the victims to one Toronto hospital are a relatively rare occurrence in Canada. So how do hospitals and their staff prepare for that moment...