‘Immunity can wear off over time’: doctors highlight undervaccination in adults

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5094399.1555010522!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/pakistan-measles.jpg Vaccinations are commonly considered a childhood health issue, but if adults think they’re protected, doctors say that’s not always the case. Some adults may need a vaccination booster for highly contagious infectious diseases like measles. Amid travel-related measles cases Read more …

Montérégie high school to fine students for vaping, smoking on property

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5094953.1555023316!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/ozias-leduc-vaping-smoking-fines.jpg The principal of a high school south of Montreal says she will start fining students for vaping or smoking on the property, after the school’s own efforts to prevent them from doing so failed.  In a letter sent to parents Wednesday, Read more …

Rip up current system and start over, recommends review of B.C.’s professional health colleges

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5094951.1555023312!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/harry-cayton-and-adrian-dix.jpg An independent expert says many of B.C.’s professional health colleges have demonstrated “a lack of relentless focus on the safety of patients,” and he’s recommending the province rip up the current regulatory system and start from scratch. Harry Cayton, the Read more …

Proposed class-action launched against Horizon and nurse over alleged labour inducement

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5093665.1554995993!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/moncton-class-action.jpg A proposed class-action lawsuit has been launched against the Horizon Health Network and nurse Nicole Ruest on behalf of women who were allegedly “inappropriately” given a labour-inducing drug at Moncton Hospital and required emergency caesarean sections. The lawsuit, filed Read more …

Lawsuit alleges Manitoba physicians college broke agreement to ‘refrain from criticisms’ of chiropractors

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4030817.1515111896!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/chiro-adjustment.jpg Manitoba’s chiropractors are suing the regulatory body of the province’s doctors over comments about a spinal procedure — comments the association says are offside, inaccurate and violate a longstanding agreement to work together. The Manitoba Chiropractors Association filed a statement of Read more …

‘It’s very serious’: Relying on short-term doctors may harm health care in Nunavut

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3576252.1520872463!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/qikiqtani-general-hospital.jpg Nunavut suffers from a shortage of permanent or long-term doctors and nurses and if the territory is like other jurisdictions where transient physicians and nurses are the norm, that’s not good for patient care. These findings were published earlier this month Read more …