Harm reduction agency urges Quebec to get naloxone into hands of more opioid users

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5405448.1576886364!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/naloxone-kits.jpg “I’ve overdosed several, several times,” says Raymond Horan, standing in the graffiti-painted alleyway behind CACTUS Montreal, a needle-exchange centre and safe injection site. “I can’t remember how many times I’ve woken up in the hospital on a gurney.” Naloxone, Read more …

The race to exascale is on – while Canada watches from the sidelines

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3466377.1456516954!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/switzerland-human-brain-project.jpg This column is an opinion by Kris Rowe, a computational scientist working to get science and engineering applications ready for the next generation of exascale supercomputers. Born and educated in Canada, he has worked at major Canadian and American Universities, as Read more …

‘I don’t want to regress’: Patients, doctors divided on Alberta’s move to change biologic drug coverage

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5217155.1571782005!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/tyler-shandro-alberta-health-minister.jpg Earlier this month, the Alberta government announced it would change drug coverage for approximately 26,000 residents in an effort to save a significant sum of money — approximately $380 million over the next four years. At issue is coverage for Albertans Read more …

‘A huge issue of mental health’: Researcher receives $80K grant to study history of hazing

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5408515.1577247380!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/paul-stortz.jpg For some, hazing is a rite of passage, a way to bond and be inducted into a group through a shared challenging experience. But at some schools or sports teams, the humiliating experiences more than cross that line — verging into Read more …

‘It changed my life’: New pilot project tests health benefits of social prescribing

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5390960.1576002437!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/hayfa-mousa.jpg In a bustling kitchen at a Toronto-area community health centre, Hayfa Mousa pauses as she reflects on the last seven years of her life. Her eyes fill as she recalls the stress and isolation she felt before finally finding community and calm. Read more …