Health Canada

Canada To Relax Rules On Prescription Heroin To Tackle Opioid Crisis

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada

There were 931 overdose deaths last year in B.C. alone.

Will Step One Of Cannabis Legalization Be Mail Delivery?

Lift | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Politics

Having a retail system operational in every province by July 1, 2018 is incredibly ambitious. One way that the government might intend on meeting this timeframe is a phased-in approach to the sale of recreational cannabis, for example allowing initial delivery by mail only, while the storefront model works itself out.

Health Canada Issues Warning Over Skin Cream For Babies And Kids

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Parents

The cream contains two ingredients not declared on the label.

Learn The Facts Of TB On World Tuberculosis Day

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Living

About one third of the world's population has latent TB.

Taking The Pill Can Help Women Prevent Some Cancers

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living

For up to 30 years!

How To Financially Prepare For Unexpected Health Challenges

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

No matter how well we take care of ourselves, there may come a time when we experience a health scare. And while Canada's universal health care system definitely helps us in many ways, not every cost incurred by an illness or injury can be covered.

It Isn't Health Canada's Job To Put A Positive Spin On GMOs

Rachel Parent | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Rachel Parent

GMOs have the potential to irreversibly alter the genetic core of the food supply. It is very worrying that Health Canada seems more concerned about jumping on the industry bandwagon by trying to convince the unwilling public about the perceived benefits of GMOs than actually carrying out its own safety studies.

Feds Knew Of Suicide Pact But Didn't Help: First Nation

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Politics

The community of Wapekeka First Nation detailed challenges with mental health in July 2016.

'Proteobiotics' May Keep Your Dog Healthy

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Research into the gastrointestinal health of dogs has revealed their microbial populations are quite different from ours. However, being mammals, their microbial populations develop in the same way as us. This also means they can benefit from a selection of bacterial species known to convey a health benefit otherwise known as probiotics.

Canada May Face Marijuana Shortage When It's Legalized: Analysts

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Business

As a law-abiding news organization, we can't advise you to stock up on illegal weed before it goes legal.

Let's Find Some Better Words For Weed

Carol Levine | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Carol Levine

Pot. Dope. Weed. 420. Bud. Doobie. Toke. Even 15 years after marijuana was approved for legal medical use in Canada, the language describing it obscures, conceals and hides. Can cannabis shed its dubious and illicit past so that this compound can be looked at within a medical framework first, and a recreational one second?

Badass Female Fighters Want Trudeau To Step Into The Ring

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada

“We know that you fight against injustice. So do we.”

An Inside Look At One Of Canada's New Licensed Cannabis Producers

Madaline Zannes | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Living
Madaline Zannes

The 23,500 square foot production facility in Paris, Ontario started off early in cultivation. As soon as their license to grow was granted, work began straight away. As part of a fully integrated medical marijuana and health care company, high standards must be held to carry on business under the regulations.

Are We At The Beginning Of The End For This Antibacterial?

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Over the last few years, triclosan has been the subject of much debate. Those in favour of these products hail their ability to keep bacteria at bay. Those against suggest there is no real benefit in everyday consumer home use whereas the risks -- both to humans and the environment -- are too great.

Zi-Ann Lum

First Nations Get Just Days Notice Of Nursing Station Closures | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Politics

"This has caused unnecessary chaos and confusion."

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Is More Than A Breath Of Fresh Air

Dr. Anton Marinov MD FRCPC | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Anton Marinov MD FRCPC

Canadians rarely want to consider amputation as the best solution to treat a condition, but for Canadians living with diabetes, this can be a reality. In some cases, even severe ones, the amputation can be prevented, shielding the patient from a long and painful recovery period.

Health Canada Approves 'Cure' For Hepatitis C

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living

Hepatitis C can lead to severe liver damage and liver cancer if left untreated.

Canada's Shortened Ban On Gay Blood Donors Still Fails LGBTQ

Ida Mahmoudi | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Ida Mahmoudi

Antiquated policies like the ban against men who have sex with men (MSM) bring into question just how progressive health and social policies are. The MSM policy mandates that even if MSM are healthy, they must abstain from intimacy for a pre-determined period in order to donate their blood to those who need it.

Attawapiskat Donates $5,000 To Fort McMurray Fire Victims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Alberta

Attawapiskat Chief Bruce Shisheesh presented a $5,000 donation to the Alberta fire relief.

Attawapiskat Allotted New Mental Health Workers Amid Suicide Crisis

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada Politics

Health Canada has yet to indicate when the workers will be on the ground.

Surge In Storefront Pot Dispensaries Prompts Calls For Regulation

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Business

Opponents say the storefront dispensaries are technically illegal and should be closed immediately.

Limited Programs For Aboriginals, Mentally Ill In Justice System: Study

CP Politics | Jim Bronskill | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada

A federal study found aboriginals and the mentally ill entangled with the justice system often ran into similar difficulties.

Cold-FX Case 'Manufactured,' Valeant Lawyer Says

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Business

"These cases are meant for real complainants and real grievances. There are none in this case."

Safety Checklist For Feeding Your Baby

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Parents

Health Canada has a number of guidelines when it comes to feeding your baby. Here we break it all down for you.

Cold-fX Lawsuit Launches, Alleging Drug Doesn't Work

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Business

No better than a placebo, lawsuit alleges.