CHICAGO Surgery patients fared just as well when junior doctors worked longer than mandated hours in the first major rigorous test of regulations many physicians say hurt medical education.
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VANCOUVER—Firefighters in Vancouver and Surrey, B.C. have been moved to the frontlines in the battle against the soaring number of overdoses and drug deaths.
Health minister Terry Lake said certain specially-licensed firefighters will be allowed to administer naloxone—a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, such as those caused by fentanyl.
TORONTO—Ontario doctors will be permitted to provide assistance in dying to eligible patients within Canada who qualify for publicly-funded health care as the federal government works to legislate doctor-assisted suicide.
OTTAWA—Parliament needs to craft a stand-alone law on doctor-assisted death, a prominent Canadian constitutional scholar warned a Commons-Senate committee yesterday.
In a testimony to senators and MPs, Peter Hogg stressed the need to develop safeguards at the federal level that can be applied even where provinces have not pursued a legislative path.
VANCOUVER—The federal government wants to join the provinces and territories to cut the cost of prescription drugs but stopped short yesterday of announcing a concrete plan.
Calgary doctors say a rare parasite could become more common as uncooked culinary trends such as sushi, sashimi, and ceviche grow in popularity.
A new report in the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology examines the case of a Calgary man stricken by tiny parasitic worms in his stomach after eating raw, wild salmon from a grocery store.
WINNIPEG A Winnipeg woman has launched a website that hopes to offer help to thousands of people who have a little-known condition called Trichotillomania.
Tenesha Lawson says the mental health condition causes people to pull hair out of their bodies.
Lawson has lived with the condition since she was 11 years old.
NEW YORK—A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence.
Instead, the new study says pot smoking may be merely a symptom of something else that’s really responsible for a brainpower effect seen in some previous research.
It’s not clear what that other factor is, noted Joshua Isen, an author of the analysis.
TORONTO—As the country’s health ministers prepare to meet in Vancouver, Ontario already is saying decisions on changing the health-care funding formula should be left for another day.
During last year’s election campaign, the Trudeau Liberals promised to negotiate a new health accord with the provinces and territories, including a long-term deal on funding.
NEW YORK Pregnant women should avoid travelling to Latin America and Caribbean countries that have outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects, health officials said Friday.