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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...
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