Thousands of young people hospitalized due to cannabis and other substance use, report reveals

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5289163.1568846964!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/usa-marijuana-420.jpg About 65 young people in Canada per day land in hospital because of harm caused by cannabis, alcohol, opioids and other substances, according to a new report. Clinicians and a former user say the findings from the Canadian Institute Read more …

Ontario youth’s respiratory illness linked to vaping — believed to be first in Canada

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5288112.1568819612!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/vaping.JPG A youth in Ontario could be Canada’s first patient with a serious lung disease linked to vaping.  Later this afternoon, the Middlesex-London Health Unit is expected to give more details about the patient who has been diagnosed with a “severe Read more …

Ontario teen was on life-support after respiratory illness linked to vaping

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3218408.1441652476!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/electronic-cigarette.jpg An Ontario teenager was put on life support after using a vaping device in what public health officials say is first reported case of illness linked to the practice in Canada. Officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit were alerted by a Read more …

U.S. abortion rate at lowest level since Roe v. Wade ruling, according to report

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5287957.1568811475!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/abortion-protests-washington-state.jpg The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal across the country in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a Read more …

‘You must be very careful’: Common questions about CBD health claims for pain and other conditions answered

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5285957.1568680723!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/marijuana-caregiver-crackdown.jpg Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is promoted for a wide range of medical conditions. Recently, a review for doctors weighed the science behind the claims. The Clinicians’ Guide to Cannabidiol and Hemp Oils was published earlier this month in the journal Mayo Read more …

1 in 5 people without a family doctor in N.L., says medical association

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5286417.1568725224!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/dr-charlene-fitzgerald-nlma.jpg A lack of family physicians is a growing problem, and the province needs to rethink how it delivers health-care services, says the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association. “It’s a complex situation that’s been going on for a long time,” Read more …

Proposed settlement with U.S. opioid-maker should include Canadian claims, B.C. government says

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5055510.1552513169!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/opioid-crisis-purdue-bankruptcy.jpg The British Columbia government says any proposed settlement from opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma needs to include Canadian claims for the devastation created by the overdose crisis. Purdue, the maker of the pain drug OxyContin, has filed for bankruptcy in Read more …

‘Not one shred of scientific evidence’: Critics say psych reports in custody cases can hurt kids

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5278520.1568154070!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/children-playing.jpg When a Vancouver-area mother read a psychologist’s recommendations for custody of her young daughter, she started hyperventilating at work. Dr. Allan Posthuma was recommending the courts grant sole guardianship to her ex, a man with a previous conviction for Read more …