Internationally trained health-care professionals unable to help in COVID-19 fight. Here’s why

Canada is in its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with emergency and intensive care departments struggling to cope with the number of cases. Yet there continues to be an … Read More

‘You just felt chronically tired’: COVID-19 pandemic burning out Canadian nurses

There’s more evidence of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on health-care workers. As a nurse, Sarah Walji has shouldered more than her share of the pandemic. “You’re working … Read More

With health-care disparity rampant, trans people turn to each other for help

Wednesday marks International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), an annual event celebrating trans lives by raising awareness about the systemic problems affecting communities. There’s no shortage of problems in health … Read More

COMMENTARY: Virtual care will continue long after COVID-19 pandemic ends

This essay is part of a series of perspective-based essays written by healthcare workers at the University Health Network (UHN), that delve into how they’ve survived the pandemic as people, parents, … Read More

Should I see my doctor in person or just call? Navigating health in a pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some people have avoided in-person visits to their doctor and more clinics are offering Telehealth services. Dr. Parminder Singh, a managing director of clinical services … Read More

Number of Atlantic Canadians over 75 will double in 20 years, posing health-care challenges

HALIFAX – A new study says the number of seniors in Atlantic Canada will increase by 32 per cent over the next 20 years, putting added pressure on the region’s … Read More

Nova Scotia’s presumed consent law for organ donation takes effect

Nova Scotia’s new Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act is officially in effect Monday. The goal is to allow more residents to donate their organs at their time of death through presumed … Read More

Premiers prepare for prolonged battle over increased federal health-care funding

Premiers aren’t expecting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to agree immediately to their demand for at least $28 billion more each year for health care. First ministers are scheduled to meet … Read More

Trudeau sets December date for long-sought premiers’ meeting on health care funding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set Dec. 10 as the date for a long-sought first ministers’ meeting on federal funding for health care, which will also focus on the coronavirus pandemic. … Read More

Premiers seeking billions more for health care ask Trudeau to set meeting

OTTAWA — Canada’s premiers are growing impatient with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s failure to schedule a meeting to discuss their demand for at least $28 billion more each year for … Read More

Health-care costs in Canada dropped after assisted dying became legal

Since Canada’s law on medical assistance in dying came into effect more than four years ago, health-care costs have dropped millions of dollars, according to a Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) … Read More

New Brunswick Medical Society warns of health-care gaps after Clinic 554 closes

New Brunswick’s only clinic offering abortions outside of hospitals and family care practice Clinic 554 has closed its doors to most of its patients. The New Brunswick Medical Society now … Read More

36 Canadian senators call for New Brunswick to ensure access to abortion

On Tuesday, 36 senators from across Canada signed a call for access to reproductive rights in New Brunswick after Premier Blaine Higgs said funding Clinic 554 would be a “slippery … Read More

University of Toronto research to explore racism in health-care system during pandemic

TORONTO — A new research project will look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racialized communities as well as existing biases in the health-care system. The national project … Read More

New Canadian clinical guidelines first to include chapter on weight stigma

For the first time, Canadian Clinical Practical Guidelines for adult obesity management will include a chapter on weight bias and stigma. Dr. Sara Kirk, a professor of Health Promotion at … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new cases of COVID-19 for 15th straight day

Nova Scotia’s streak of no new coronavirus cases continued on Thursday. The last confirmed case of the virus in the province was reported on July 15, 2020, meaning that the … Read More

Trump signs orders to lower drug prices, including by importing from Canada

By Jeff Mason and Alexandra Alper Reuters Posted July 24, 2020 4:35 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. President Donald … Read More

Report calls out ‘systemic’ failings in Canada’s long-term care system

Canada has failed in its duty to protect vulnerable elders in long-term care, according to a highly critical report that examines the issue in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The … Read More

New Brunswick marks 1 week since new cases reported in province on Tuesday

New Brunswick is reminding residents to follow protective measures against COVID-19, even as the province marks one week since new cases were detected. There remain 165 confirmed cases of COVID-19 … Read More

White House backs new effort to end Obamacare despite coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The administration’s latest high court filing came … Read More

Windsor, Ont., health-care workers to get gift cards from U.S. Consulate as thanks

While the novel coronavirus pandemic has shut down the Canada-U.S. border to all but essential traffic, health-care workers living in Windsor and Essex County continue to cross the border every … Read More

U.S. coronavirus research targeted by foreign government hackers, FBI official warns

A senior FBI cybersecurity official said on Thursday that foreign government hackers have broken into institutions conducting research into treatments for COVID-19, the sometimes fatal respiratory illness caused by the … Read More

COVID-19: Officials say avoid cottage country to limit resource strain

Rural health-care providers and small-town politicians are pleading with snowbirds and city-dwellers to stay at their primary homes during the COVID-19 pandemic rather than self-isolating in more remote locales and … Read More