Milk products recalled in Ontario, Quebec due to sanitizer contamination

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Agropur Co-operative is recalling some of its milk products in Ontario and Quebec due to...

Mass quarantine like the one in China won’t happen in Canada, say authorities

TORONTO — Public health authorities say Canadians have no need to worry about the prospect of mass quarantines if the coronavirus is discovered here. They...

Symptoms, diagnosis of coronavirus

OTTAWA — Canada's chief medical officer, Theresa Tam, says there is a low risk of an outbreak here of a coronoavirus that has killed least...

How Canadian researchers are using data to track the spread of the coronavirus

TORONTO — Researchers are making advances in tracking the trajectory of viral illnesses like the emerging coronavirus, as they try to stay ahead of any potential threat to Canada. A Toronto doctor who...

NDP to put forward private member’s bill on making national pharmacare a reality

OTTAWA — The New Democrats are planning to bring forward legislation to implement a national, universal pharmacare program. NDP House Leader Peter Julian is set to...

Hospitals ask for nearly $1B funding boost: ‘Backs are truly against the wall’

TORONTO — Ontario's hospitals are asking for a nearly $1-billion increase in the upcoming provincial budget for their sector, after years of underfunding, in order...

CAMH urges companies to do more to improve mental health in the workplace

TORONTO — The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Bank of Montreal are partnering to help companies to address mental health issues...

Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

OTTAWA — As the federal government moves to revise the law on assisted dying, new survey results suggest most Canadians support medical help to end suffering...

Health advocacy group asks Ontario to tax vapes to cut down on teen use

TORONTO — A national health advocacy group is asking the Ontario government to hike taxes on vaping products to combat rising use among teenagers. The Heart...

National public health data finds vaccine rates for kids fall short

OTTAWA — New data suggests vaccination rates among Canadian children are falling short. The Public Health Agency of Canada says none of the country's national...