York Region Public Health investigating adult case of measles with 'unknown' infection source
York Regional Public Health says it has confirmed a fourth case of measles in Ontario, this time in a man in his 30s who has not travelled recently or been in contact with anyone ill. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Ottawa unveils national pharmacare plan that covers diabetes, contraception to start
Health Minister Mark Holland released the long-awaited details of the federal government's pharmacare plan Thursday with a commitment to cover some diabetes treatments and contraception. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Chris's story: Struggling in private, dying in public, a 'minute-by-minute' battle with addiction
Chris Robertson, 52, kept his struggle with addiction private for a long time; in the end, it took him to a public place. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Winnipeg foster home operator that gave cannabis to kids in care blasts province's decision to cut ties
A private foster home operator that gave cannabis to kids in Child and Family Services care is blasting the province's decision to break ties with the company, arguing the real issue is the lack of support for vulnerable teens who face addiction. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

The pharmacare bill is coming today — here's what you need to know
The Liberal government is expected to table its pharmacare legislation today — possibly the biggest expansion of publicly funded health care in Canada in decades. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Scientist fired from Winnipeg disease lab intentionally worked to benefit China: CSIS report
One of the scientists who was fired from Canada's top infectious disease laboratory "intentionally" shared scientific information with China — potentially putting people's health in jeopardy, says an assessment by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).   (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Opposition to vaccination among parents grows, poll suggests
A growing number of Canadian parents are opposed to vaccinating their children, according to a new poll, amid a resurgence in potentially deadly diseases such as measles. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Alberta's request to introduce new tracking method for safer drug supply rejected by Ottawa
The federal Liberal government is rejecting a proposal from the Alberta government to consider adding a 'unique chemical identifier' to the pharmaceuticals being offered to users as an alternative to street drugs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Lisa's story: One of so many lost as opioids claim Indigenous lives at alarming rate
Lisa Red Young Man was one of at least 1,706 Albertans who died of opioid poisoning last year. The opioid crisis in Alberta has reached across populations and communities over the past number of years, but the First Nations population has been disproportionately affected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Province cuts ties with Winnipeg foster home operator after teens given marijuana daily
The Manitoba government is cutting ties with a private foster home operator and has asked police to investigate after learning the home was giving underage teens unauthorized cannabis as a form of harm reduction. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Corporate pressure led Shoppers Drug Mart staff to bill for unnecessary medication reviews, pharmacists say
CBC News spoke with former Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy employees who believe the company is taking advantage of the MedsCheck service by pushing staff to bill for consultations patients don't necessarily need. The company can then bill the province up to $75 per call. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Catching cancer early: hospital urges more Black women to consider genetic testing
Breast cancer tends to hit Black women at younger ages and be more aggressive, but they're underrepresented when it comes to genetic screening, say doctors launching an awareness campaign designed to empower Black women to learn more about it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

One hospital's push to bring genetic cancer testing to more Black women
Breast cancer tends to hit Black women at younger ages and be more aggressive, but they're underrepresented when it comes to genetic screening, say doctors launching an awareness campaign designed to empower Black women to learn more about it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

$100K and epic drives: The harsh reality of IVF access in Canada
Most of Canada’s fertility clinics are in urban centres, and access to in vitro fertilization varies widely across the country. CBC’s Ellen Mauro joins a woman on her IVF journey and finds out how far some people will go to grow their families. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Halifax's fitness industry has rebounded from COVID-19 lockdowns
Four years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, group fitness studios have rebounded in Nova Scotia and many are now offering both virtual and in-person classes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 27, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news