Despite overcrowding issues, many beds at Montreal’s university superhospitals are empty

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5464090.1581698007!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/chum-august-2019.jpg Several years after opening, in the midst of an ongoing overcrowding crisis in Montreal’s emergency rooms, the city’s two university superhospitals still aren’t making all their beds available.  The exact reason for the unused beds depends on who you Read more …

Travel restrictions during outbreak needless and illegal, global law experts say

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5463649.1581648470!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/switzerland-who-covid-19.jpg Global health law experts say dozens of countries — including the United States and Australia — are breaking international law by imposing travel restrictions during the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a commentary published in The Lancet medical journal, 16 Read more …

Save lives and stop spread: International researchers set priorities for controlling coronavirus

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5463317.1581632072!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/coronavirus-research.jpg Canada will focus its $6.5 million in coronavirus research on the medical and social sides of fighting the outbreak, says one of the 300 scientists who attended the World Health Organization’s meeting to set global investigative priorities. A two-day Read more …

Another N.W.T. patient’s health info is made public, this time in the legislature

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5461943.1581549153!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/nwt-mla-frieda-martselos.JPG Once again, a patient from the Northwest Territories has had their health information made public. This time, it happened on the floor of the Legislative Assembly.  On Tuesday, Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos tabled an email exchange between a constituent and Read more …

Coronavirus cases rise in China, Japan confirms 1st death from virus

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5462227.1581597932!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/1200211674.jpg The latest:  China’s National Health Commission puts death toll from coronavirus outbreak at 1,367, up 254 from a day earlier. Case numbers in mainland China rise by 15,152, for a total of 59,805, health commission reports. WHO seeking “further clarity” Read more …

How one hospital tackles hallway medicine, starting in the emergency room

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5441228.1580083468!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/cda-coronavirus-20200126.jpg One Ontario hospital is trying to lessen its “hallway medicine” problem by forming a new team of health-care workers in its emergency room with the aim of reducing admission rates among seniors. The “ED One Team” at Sunnybrook Health Read more …

Congo’s Ebola outbreak remains a global emergency, WHO says

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5461615.1581539871!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/switzerland-who-covid-19.jpg The World Health Organization warned against taking “our foot off the accelerator” in responding to the Ebola outbreak in Congo while people focus on another outbreak, coronavirus. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he accepted the unanimous advice of the Read more …

No link between poverty, choosing medically assisted death, study suggests

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3668510.1485528708!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/medical-aid-in-dying.jpg A new study led by researchers in Ottawa has found medically assisted dying is not being driven by factors such as poverty, isolation or lack of access to proper palliative care. The study dispels concerns that vulnerable people are being pushed into requesting medical Read more …