More than just cramps: Benton woman tells her story of living with endometriosis
Ashley Humby wants you to know that endometriosis is more than just a bad period. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

'We're a miracle': How a Sask. woman went from medical write-off to national powerlifting champion
In 2006, Tammie-Lee Ballinger underwent major surgery on her shoulder and was told she would never lift more than five pounds. Now she's a national powerlifting champion. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Neskantaga FN still waiting to end 25-year boil water advisory as Trudeau promises 2021
It's been about 25 years since residents in a fly-in Ojibway community in northwestern Ontario have been without clean, safe drinking water. It looks like they might have to wait at least a couple more years to have the longest standing boil water advisory in Canada lifted. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

'I want to keep my daughter at home,' says mother of 22-year-old with epilepsy
A Langley, B.C., mother is filing a human rights complaint because she says the Fraser Health Authority won't provide funding for her to look after her epileptic daughter at home, but instead only offers government care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

This English same-sex couple fathered twins who are half-siblings — and a Canadian surrogate helped them
An English same-sex couple cherishes the twin toddlers they have as the result of an arrangement involving a Canadian surrogate and Canadian surrogacy laws they feel are more progressive than those on the books in the United Kingdom. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Why doctors may need to connect cancer patients with psychological counselling, therapies
Cancer patients who've been hospitalized for mental health problems before their cancer diagnosis face a higher risk of dying from the malignancy, say medical researchers in Canada and the United States. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease risk
The glucose test used in all pregnant women in Ontario could predict future heart disease, even if the women tested have mildly elevated blood glucose levels, a new study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

U.S. proposes letters telling women dense breasts make it harder to find cancer
All U.S. women getting mammograms would receive information about breast density, which can sometimes make cancer harder to spot, under a government proposal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'They're not candy': Father of dead teen backs coroner's call for tighter rules for drinks like FCKD UP
A Quebec coroner has concluded teenager Athéna Gervais drowned in February 2018 after drinking large quantities of a high-alcohol sugary drink. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

'It's one of the most rewarding jobs': A ride-along with an overnight paramedic
As a paramedic specialist, Brian Twaites is part of a medical network that doesn’t have the privilege of shutting down for the night. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

WRHA head acknowledges 'valley of despair' for employees struggling with health-care changes
Real Cloutier, the head of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, acknowledges that employees are mired in a "valley of despair" two years into a massive transformation of the province's health-care system. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Health advocates fundraise to build a home for patients seeking medically assisted deaths
Medically-assisted dying advocates are hoping to open the first of its kind home for patients seeking help in dying. MAIDHOUSE would provide an option for patients when their home or hospitals are not an option. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

N.Y. county bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads
A county in New York City's northern suburbs is banning unvaccinated minors from public places to fight a measles outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canadian emergency medical workers rush to Mozambique
A Canadian team of Red Cross medical responders is headed into the heart of a humanitarian crisis in Mozambique after a cyclone devastated the country and surrounding southern African nations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

What my DNA told me about what I should eat
It's tempting to think your DNA holds clues to your ideal diet. But research in the field is still limited. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Federal government ordered to pay $20M for placing mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement
An Ontario judge has ordered the federal government to pay $20 million for placing mentally ill inmates in solitary  confinement, with the money earmarked to boost mental health supports in correctional facilities. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Nova Scotia budget sees $200M boost in health-care spending
Helped along by major funding increases from Ottawa, the McNeil government is attempting to address concerns over clogged emergency departments and doctor access. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M US settlement in Oklahoma
OxyContin maker and the Sackler family that owns the company have reached a $270 million US settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller's role in the deadly opioid crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'People need access to healthy meals:' Inequality among Indigenous peoples may explain psychological distress
Improving the quality and availability of food could help reduce mental health issues among Indigenous populations in Canada, say researchers who analyzed survey responses from 14,000 Indigenous adults. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Probable' measles case in Chatham: exposure at Taco Bell, Walmart, hospital
The potential case comes days after a handful of cases were confirmed in the Detroit area. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases
The total is now 1,009 cases, Congo's health ministry says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Over 600 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses in first 6 months of 2018
More than 600 Ontarians died from opioid overdoses in the first six months of last year, new numbers reveal, as overdose prevention sites await word on whether they can continue to operate in the province beyond Sunday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer, U.S. panel
Patients, plastic surgeons, makers of breast implants, regulators and Health Canada officials participate in two-day meeting hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Woman sues Toronto doctors for allegedly ignoring father's wishes to stay alive
A civil trial is set to begin this week for two doctors accused of ignoring an elderly man's wishes to stay alive and allegedly imposing a "do not resuscitate" order without consulting him or his substitute decision-maker. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Expat doctors mentoring recruits to ease 'frustrating' transition to N.S.
A group of doctors from the U.K. has started mentoring those who are also considering a big move abroad through a private Facebook group. Those doctors are filling gaps in the transition process that one physician says would have made a big difference during his relocation to Bedford from Hastings, England, six months ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Woman who lost limbs after dog bite says sepsis foundation will save lives
An Ottawa woman who lost both her legs and one of her arms after a dog bite sent her into septic shock says a new foundation designed to spread awareness about sepsis and connect survivors will save lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

B.C. doctor denied access to anonymous reviews of his practice
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has denied a doctor's freedom-of-information request to access his colleagues' anonymous reviews of his practice. One expert says the decision undermines provincial laws. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Privacy: A hole in the virtual medicine cabinet
Researchers hoped health data would be treated as personal and sensitive. They were disappointed to find the sharing going on was really "business as usual." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'We're definitely going into debt': Family sounds off on OHIP+ changes
An Ottawa family says the changes coming to OHIP+ will put a "huge financial strain" on their budget. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Ottawa rejects plea for nationwide conversion therapy ban
Federal government responds to petition to ban conversion therapies with statement saying they are 'immoral, painful, and do not reflect the values of our government or those of Canadians,' but adding that their governance is largely a provincial and territorial issue. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

J&J and Sientra get FDA warning letters over breast implants
U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns over a type of lymphoma. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ebola on the rise in Congo due to 'security challenges,' UN says
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in two provinces in Congo has recently shown an increase in the number of cases reported by week. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

B.C. naturopath linked to illegal pot trade has licence cancelled
A B.C. naturopath with a history of discipline over actions connected to illegal cannabis sales has been ordered to pay $25,000 for practising without a valid licence. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalls Janes brand chicken nuggets
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the recall of Janes brand pub style chicken nuggets because they could be contaminated with salmonella. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

'We're mourning their loss:' Red Deer plagued by highest rate of fentanyl deaths in Alberta
As Red Deer continues to fight a growing addictions problem, new numbers show the Alberta city continues to have the highest fentanyl overdose death rates in the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Grieving dad calls for change to mental health system after son sent home from ER
A Bridgewater man says the government needs to fix the 'failed mental health system' in Nova Scotia after his 20-year-old son was told it would take months to access mental health services. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

There's no easy answer to the 'one issue per visit' problem
It's difficult to find any statistics on it, but Canadians have likely encountered the "one issue per visit" rule in a doctor's office or know of someone who has. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Government to create provincial organ donation registry
The Government of Saskatchewan has pledged $558,000 for the creation of a provincial donor registry in its budget.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Province launching measles immunization program in B.C. schools
The Ministry of Health is rolling out an immunization program in schools beginning in April to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Drug to treat postpartum depression approved in U.S.
First postpartum depression therapy, an IV drug, approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Paramedics' workload at unprecedented, unsustainable levels in B.C., union says
The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC are raising concerns about staffing shortages affecting service levels across the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

U of T open to ideas for better student supports after suicide, president says
University of Toronto President Meric Gertler says the school is open to suggestions from students about how to provide better support for mental health following a recent suicide on campus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Canadian health care's 'one issue per visit' problem
When a mother took her son to a doctor's appointment recently, she noticed a message in the waiting room. 'For your safety and ours, please limit the discussion with your provider to one issue per visit.' Her tweet about it sparked a debate about a longstanding issue in the health-care system. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds
Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible,' WHO panel says
A panel convened by the World Health Organization says it would be 'irresponsible' for scientists to use gene editing to make babies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'I don't want people to feel hopeless,' says lung-transplant patient pushing for donations to help others
Natalie Jarvis has been inundated with offers of help since speaking out last week about the significant financial costs faced by Atlantic Canadian patients who must move to Toronto for lung transplants, and now she's asking people to help others in similar situations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

How tiny babies are revealing big clues of early life
UBC researchers are part of an international team that discovered a "staggering" amount of biological changes in a baby's first week of life, fuelling hope they can develop better survival strategies during this critical time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'It doesn't feel human': Students angry U of T not acknowledging campus suicides
Dozens of students demanded action outside the halls of power at the University of Toronto on Monday, calling for the school to acknowledge a mental-health crisis on campus days after a suicide on campus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

With high-tech glasses, Japanese DJ with ALS makes the beat go on
The music booms and lights flash as DJ Masatane Muto uses his eyes to put on a show in Tokyo. Muto, who lost the use of his hands to Lou Gehrig's Disease, wears a pair of high-tech glasses to control music-mixing software. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Entertainment Source Type: news

OPP use naloxone to save woman's life twice in 1 day
Ontario Provincial Police are extolling the virtues of the opioid antidote naloxone after using it to save a woman’s life when she overdosed twice in 24 hours over the weekend. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news