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Latest news from Winnipegfreepress.com - Health feed

  1. Commons committee issues indigenous suicide study with 28 recommendations

    OTTAWA - A House of Commons committee has released a unanimous report on indigenous suicide that says the federal government should support indigenous communities to ensure they have resources available…
  2. Sentencing arguments in September for mother criminally negligent in son's death

    CALGARY - A sentencing hearing for a Calgary woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection will take place in September. Tamara Lovett was…
  3. First of three Montreal safe injection sites opens for drug users

    MONTREAL - The first of three safe injection sites for drug users in Montreal has opened its doors. A spokesman for CACTUS Montreal says it has 10 booths and he estimates…
  4. Medica weighs staying in Iowa's health exchange next year

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's last health care insurer to sell policies to individuals statewide through the federal Affordable Care Act said Monday it needs to know more about how…
  5. Saskatchewan dividing doses of yellow fever vaccine because of shortage

    REGINA - A North American shortage of yellow fever vaccine caused by manufacturing problems is forcing Saskatchewan to change the way it doles it out. Angela Schuba with the Regina Qu'Appelle…
  6. Two mumps outbreaks declared over in southern Alberta, Edmonton

    EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says two mumps outbreaks linked to four dozen cases of the infection are over. The outbreaks in the south and Edmonton zones made up more than…
  7. Support effort to learn more about impact of cannabis, researchers urge Ottawa

    OTTAWA - A coalition of academics is calling on the federal government to make researching the effects of pot a priority as Ottawa works to legalize and regulate marijuana by…
  8. High court sides with drugmaker in Plavix lawsuit

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says hundreds of out-state-residents can't sue drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in California state court over adverse reactions to the blood thinner Plavix. The justices ruled 8-1…
  9. Canada's fed-prov finance ministers to start deep dive on marijuana taxation

    OTTAWA - As the country's finance ministers meet in Ottawa, the Trudeau government should expect to hear concerns about the added burden marijuana legalization could heap onto provincial shoulders. The agenda…
  10. Vulnerable residents 'trapped' in interim care home, families say

    An incontinent man with Alzheimer's repeatedly left in soiled clothes. A head injury not reported to the patient's family. Seniors held in an old, deteriorating building with no sprinklers. The allegations…
  11. High River finishes rebuilding but abandoned neighbourhood reminder of flood

    HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Even as High River finishes rebuilding, an abandoned neighbourhood full of million-dollar homes is a stark reminder of devastating flooding four years ago. Floods in parts of…
  12. Health Canada warns of shortage of drug used to treat a number of conditions

    OTTAWA - A recall of a drug used to treat critically ill patients has prompted some Canadian health authorities to begin rationing it for only the most serious cases. Sodium bicarbonate…