No pot brownies in Quebec as government clamps down further on cannabis

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4880146.1560278269!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/cannabis-legal-montreal-20181018.jpg The Quebec government wants to ban the sale of cannabis candies and desserts, including chocolate, even as the sale of edibles will become legal in the rest of the country this fall. In a statement issued Wednesday, the province’s junior Read more …

CAMH announces external review as concerns mount over disappearances

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5224073.1564004088!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/dr-catherine-zahn-camh.jpg On the heels of a man going missing from Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and somehow boarding an international flight, the centre’s president has announced an external review of its processes around passes and privileges for patients. Dr. Catherine Zahn Read more …

Worldwide recall of Biocell breast implant

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5167842.1560197479!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/university-of-alberta-rheumatologist-says-links-are-forming-betw.jpg A brand of breast implant that has been barred from sale in Canada is now also being pulled worldwide, following an international investigation that included CBC News, Radio-Canada, the Toronto Star and the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Read more …

Support for brain injuries takes shape, but geography leaving many without help

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5222297.1563915700!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/leona-burkey.jpg Leona Burkey is watching advocacy turn into action. For years, the executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia and others worked to secure dedicated funding to help improve access to supports for a community the organization Read more …

Canadian researcher to lead largest known study on transgender athletes

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5183544.1561080465!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/jillian-bearden.jpg A Canadian-born researcher is helping to launch the first substantial study of transgender athletes in a bid to better understand how transitioning and hormone therapy affects athletic performance.  The issue of how to include transgender women in competition is centred Read more …

Multi-drug resistant malaria spreading fast, could cause ‘terrifying prospect,’ scientists say

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3691912.1563897186!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/malaria-vaccine.jpg A strain of malaria resistant to two key drugs has spread rapidly from Cambodia and has become dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand, with a “terrifying prospect” that it could reach Africa, scientists warned on Monday,  Using genomic surveillance to track the Read more …

‘We were shocked’: Parents complain of frayed harnesses in Evenflo child car seats

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5218899.1563578466!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/katie-thomas.jpg Dozens of parents across the country are raising safety concerns about fraying straps on their Evenflo child car seats, prompting Transport Canada to investigate. Katie Thomas of Cambridge, Ont., says she noticed in December the straps of her son’s Read more …

Toddler born with rare birth defect faces lifelong challenges 2 years after risky surgery

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5216514.1563567230!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/two-year-old-ebrar-being-called-a-miracle-baby-after-surving-brain-surgery.jpg WARNING: Graphic photos of baby Ebrar before surgery appear below A Syrian refugee whose baby was born with her brain growing outside her skull says her child faces lifelong challenges two years after undergoing risky brain surgery. Safaa Jaber calls her Read more …

‘I’ve come a long way’: A year on, Danforth shooting survivor Danielle Kane hopeful through pain

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5217923.1563551755!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/danielle-kane-danforth-shooting-survivor.jpg Danielle Kane and her boyfriend, Jerry Pinksen, were out for a friend’s birthday at a busy restaurant in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood on a summer Sunday. It was the evening of July 22, 2018. Outside 7Numbers, commotion broke out on Read more …