Cancer research is an ’embarrassment,’ must switch focus to early detection: oncologist

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5437663.1579799376!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/nyp-insidenyp-drraza.jpg A leading oncologist says it’s an “embarrassment” that we have been using the same methods to treat cancer for decades, despite the billions spent in research. Most cancer diagnoses are “still being treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery Read more …

Masks are flying off shelves in B.C., but using them against coronavirus is ‘ill-advised’

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5431240.1579288935!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/wuhan-coronavirus-pneumonia-masked-woman.jpg Shortly after news broke that a case of coronavirus had been confirmed in Washington state, John Elzinga, who manages an industrial supply store in Langley, B.C., noticed that boxes of his N95 face masks were suddenly flying off the shelves. “Just Read more …

Online government survey on medical aid in dying sees record-breaking response

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3668510.1485528708!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/medical-aid-in-dying.jpg The federal government has been flooded with messages from Canadians who want to weigh in on medical aid in dying. As of Wednesday evening, 229,281 Canadians had responded to the government’s survey, which has been online for just a week and a half. Read more …

Chinese virus-hit city of Wuhan closes transport networks, state media says

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5436392.1579719075!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/wuhan-body-temperature-highway-check-for-coronavirus.jpg The Chinese city of Wuhan, the source of an outbreak of a new flu-like virus, is closing its transport networks and advising citizens not to leave the city, state media reported on Thursday. Bus, subway, ferry and long-distance passenger transportation networks will be suspended from Read more …

‘You could literally go around the Earth’ before symptoms start: Screening for new coronavirus

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5435556.1579653024!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/wuhan-thermal-scanning-for-coronavirus.jpg Medical screening at airports, border crossings and health-care institutions takes on new urgency when a viral threat looms. Tuesday’s announcement of the first infection in the U.S. — a man who returned to the Seattle area last week after travelling to Read more …

Some of Ontario’s biggest hospitals are filled beyond capacity nearly every day, new data reveal

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5435578.1579654590!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/southlake-regional-health-centre.jpg Overcrowding has become so common in Ontario hospitals that patient beds are now placed in hallways and conference rooms not only at times of peak demand, but routinely day after day, research by CBC News reveals.  New data obtained Read more …

Quebec to comply with ruling that struck down assisted death provisions

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5435569.1579653954!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/danielle-mccann.jpg The Quebec government will comply with a court ruling striking down parts of its medical aid in dying legislation, the province’s health and justice ministers announced Tuesday. The province will allow a provision stating those seeking a medically assisted Read more …