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"Youth may be trying e-cigarettes before smoking because they are easier to access."
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Some doctors say the changes are fair.
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Doctor associations have provided an opening to those who believe a mistake was made at the dawn of Medicare.
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"Can you imagine any other consumer product that caused one serious injury a day over a period of five years?''
That men have higher rates of addiction than women do is not surprising, as men's social and emotional experience is rooted in what could be regarded as an abusive system which gives men only one emotional outlet (anger) and social expectations to uphold a masculine tradition that serves only the antiquated system that created it.
Provincial governments remain incapable of providing access to care within a reasonable timeframe, yet continue to maintain their monopoly over the provision of medical care. It's time for policy makers to make the changes required for Canada to have a universal and efficient health-care system.
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CMA to meet with federal task force.
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The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary has issued a report pointing out that very few Canadians receive any help whatsoever from the program. And the main reason, they suggest, is that it only helps those who have sufficient income to benefit from a tax credit.
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They said it's also led some physicians to consider leaving their practices.
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"We want to make sure people are trained and have the competencies to do this."
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Parties vying to win the federal election should commit to offering more tax incentives for those caring for elderly family members, says the association.
Conversations about cannabis policy are heating up. So it's no surprise that we suddenly seem immersed in claims and counterclaims on a slew of topics related to cannabis use and regulation. The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy has tasked itself with determining the strength of scientific support for such claims. Over the past year, we've been working diligently on scanning the news media and online conversations about cannabis to identify the most oft-repeated or high-profile claims including the ones above related to its use and regulation.
The situation in Canada is not different from the rest of the world. The country is already feeling the consequences of climate change: diminishing quality and quantity of water, increasing pollens and other allergens, coastal erosion, road and infrastructure degradation and floods. The health consequences of those climate change impacts are already being strongly felt.
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TORONTO - Canada needs to create a national palliative-care strategy that will give all Canadians facing the end of life the opportunity to have "the best death possible," says the country's largest d...
Canada’s first medical marijuana clinical trial has been registered with Health Canada, a milestone that could be the first step toward legitimacy in the eyes of the medical community. The trial will...
The head of the Canadian Medical Association has a few choice words for the medical marijuana industry. “Quackery.” “Snake oil salesmen.” “Bad medicine.” Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti is blatant in his...
CALGARY - A poll released by the Canadian Medical Association says most people want a national strategy for seniors health care which includes an emphasis on keeping them in their homes as long as pos...
May 24th is Schizophrenia Awareness Day, but a disturbing study just presented at the annual American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting in San Francisco demonstrates just how prejudiced many health providers are towards those with serious mental illnesses.
It's easier, more effective, and cheaper to let healthy bodies fight off disease and infections than to weaken those defence mechanisms and then compensate for them medically. If we want a stable health system, we must put more resources into reducing pollution and environmental degradation and creating a way of life that keeps bodies and minds happy and in good health.
Does our belief in, and desire to have, a public universal health care system conflict with our human and individual right to have timely access to the care we need if the system is not responsive? That is the question that will soon be before the courts.
Dr. Brian Day, former president of the Canadian Medical Association, is forcing the issue. He is now CEO of a private, for-profit hospital in Vancouver. We aren't supposed to have those in Canada, but we do. Everywhere. Why? Because there is a huge market demand for timely and quality health care that is not being met by the public system.
Doctors at the Canadian Medical Association's annual general meeting voted today in support of a motion asking the federal government to pay for birth control. About 70 per cent of the eligible voter...
The Canadian Medical Association's 145th annual meeting is taking place this week. The mantra of the meeting is health equity, and Sir Michael Marmot, the white knight of social determinants, undoubtedly provides the human and scholarly element the issue of inequality deserves. There may be no better person to articulate Canada's barriers to better health outcomes.
Canadians in lower income groups report poorer health than their wealthier counterparts, a poll for the Canadian Medical Association suggests. The group's annual report card is being released today a...
HALIFAX - Canada's premiers and territorial leaders agreed to buy generic drugs together and standardize certain health-care practices as they try to cut soaring costs amid claims they have been left...
Triclosan is an anti-bacterial chemical used in hundreds of products from soap to makeup and even smartphone cases. It's sad to think that we use an antibacterial product to keep our families safe and end up creating dangerous toxins that are found in the very water we drink and the fish we eat.
Walk around the inner-city of Vancouver, and the painful reality is clear. The parks are still strewn with needles; addicts are still lying on the sidewalks in drug-induced hazes; death is everywhere. I'm hoping to be proven wrong, but I suspect that in a decade, despite Insite's zealous staff working away, the problems will remain.
Do we want a strong fence at the top of the cliff or the state-of-the-art fleet of ambulances and paramedics at the bottom? Do we want clean air or puffers and respirators for all? Should governments boast how much they are spending on the health care system, or the health of their populations -- leaving no one behind.
OTTAWA - A new report says Canadians believe the country's health-care system needs to be fixed. The Canadian Medical Association report says people want to see the system transformed to deliver "time...
The sustainability and comprehensiveness of our universal healthcare system relies on governments' collective response to a simple question: Who will pay for what?
CBC — It's taking longer for patients with an urgent condition to see a doctor, a new survey suggests. The Canadian Medical Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal Colleg...