Cardy uses notwithstanding clause in 2nd bid to pass vaccination bill

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5370003.1574449377!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/dominic-cardy.jpg New Brunswick’s education minister is making rare use of the Canadian Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to ensure his new legislation on mandatory vaccinations won’t be overturned by court challenges. Dominic Cardy introduced the bill, his second attempt to eliminate non-medical Read more …

Most of the world’s teens aren’t getting enough exercise, WHO study warns

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5369463.1574435876!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/teens-exercise-in-cambodia.jpg Teenagers worldwide are jeopardizing their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, warns a World Health Organization-led study released Friday. The study, based on data from 1.6 million people in 146 Read more …

As N.S. weighs using family practice anesthetists, red tape holds back Ont. doctor

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5214518.1570731591!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/doctors-doctor.jpg When Dr. Annie Lu learned of a chronic anesthesiologist shortage at Yarmouth Regional Hospital earlier this year, she thought she might be able to help. Lu, a family practice anesthetist (FPA) based in Ontario, saw the situation in Yarmouth, N.S., as an Read more …

Hidden camera investigation reveals ‘scary’ and ‘misleading’ sales pitches to sell blue light lenses

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5368775.1574373721!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/hidden-camera-investigation.jpg It’s no secret that we’re spending more time in front of screens than ever before. Canadians say they spend almost 11 hours a day in front of them — at their desks, on their laptops and especially on their smartphones. Read more …

Infants more vulnerable to measles than previously thought: study

https://i.cbc.ca/1.2943888.1423000598!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/measles-vaccine.jpg Infants are more vulnerable to measles infection than previously thought, a new study suggests. The findings debunk notions that most babies are protected for much of their first year by maternal antibodies passed on through pregnancy. In fact, Toronto researchers Read more …

Police make two arrests, recover stolen medical supplies for Saskatoon boy with rare condition

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5367138.1574289759!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/doorbell-thieves.jpg Thousands of dollars in medical supplies have been recovered and two women are facing charges after a Saskatoon family had $5,100 of bandages for their son stolen from their porch.  The theft, which was captured on video, took place Read more …

Campbellton hospital takes ‘extreme’ steps after running out of beds

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5367984.1574354889!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/hospital.jpg An overflow of patients has forced three services to close at Campbellton Regional Hospital, which says it is taking “extreme” measures to solve the problem. The services — obstetrics-gynecology, surgical and outpatient clinics — are closed until further notice, the hospital’s medical Read more …

Black women in N.S. less likely to get tested for breast and cervical cancers, study finds

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5366722.1574278501!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpeg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/dr-aisha-lofters-dr-onye-nnorom-nakia-lee-foon.jpeg Black women in Nova Scotia are less likely than white women to get mammograms and PAP tests that screen for breast and cervical cancer, a new review out of the University of Toronto has found. The study, which was published this month Read more …