Category: Health

Canadian healthcare spending declining: Canadian Institute for Health Information data

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian healthcare spending declining: Canadian Institute for Health Information data

But, is Canadian healthcare spending permanently declining? By Livio Di Matteo for Troy Media In the wake of new health expenditure data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the evidence continues to mount that Canadian public health expenditure growth is moderating. Moreover, adjusting for inflation and population growth, per capita provincial and territorial government […]

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Canadian healthcare: patients looking for secure online options

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian healthcare:  patients looking for secure online options

Many Canadian healthcare patients, providers would like to see secure electronic communications Troy Media By Jennifer Zelmer Eight in 10 Canadian adults want online access to their own health information yet fewer than one in 10 currently have it, according to a new study published in Healthcare Papers. The gap is just as wide for other […]

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Nasal flu vaccine may be best option for kids, and those afraid of needles

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nasal flu vaccine may be best option for kids, and those afraid of needles

Nasal flu vaccine may be more effective for kids By S. Michelle Driedger for Troy Media Vaccination decisions are a touchy subject for many people. In Canada, our seasonal influenza vaccine is typically delivered in an inactivated, or dead, trivalent form, which includes the three flu strains that scientists believe will be in highest circulation […]

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Happy Movember!

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Happy Movember!

This Movember, grow your ‘stache or support someone who is raising money By Michael Izen for Troy Media Will you be growing a handlebar of facial hair or a pornstache in support of men’s health this Movember? I thought I would break from writing on the B.C. economy, and share my own prostate cancer story in […]

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Private MRI clinics do not shorten wait times in public health system

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Private MRI clinics do not shorten wait times in public health system

Look to Alberta today, not 20 years ago, for guidance before introducing private MRI clinics Troy Media by Ryan Meili This past week, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall took to twitter to ask the question “Is it time to allow people to pay for their own private MRIs in Saskatchewan like they can do in Alberta?” […]

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More ER visits for youth mental health issues following teen suicide reports

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
More ER visits for youth mental health issues following teen suicide reports

Higher awareness of youth mental health issues following media reports By Stephanie Leon and Dr. Mario Cappelli for Troy Media Two high profile youth suicides in the Ottawa region in the last few years garnered tremendous media attention and, as a new study suggests, resulted in increased emergency room visits by youth for mental health distress.  […]

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Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage products may contain E-coli E-coli concerns have lead to a food recall in Alberta after four people became ill after eating products made by Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Calgary-based Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage is recalling frozen, raw, ground chicken products. They’re recalling the Garlic, Garlic […]

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Health Canada banning some drugs from India

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Health Canada banning some drugs from India

Health Canada move follows U.S. Food and Drug Administration banning imports from Apotex factory in Bangalore Health Canada says it is banning imports of some medications and drug ingredients produced in India due to concerns about quality. The agency took the action against Apotex Pharmachem India, Apotex Research Private Ltd. and IPCA Laboratories. It says it […]

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Ebola lab and story of world-class science in Winnipeg

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ebola lab and story of world-class science in Winnipeg

Canada at the forefront of Ebola research at national laboratory in Winnipeg When Dr. Frank Plummer talks about the first experimental Ebola drug used in an outbreak, he pronounces it “Zed Map.” “I do it consciously,” says Plummer, who retired this year after serving for nearly 14 years as the head of Canada’s National Microbiology […]

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Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

Religious or spiritual beliefs were important to Canadian mental health Canadians appear to be a pretty well adjusted bunch, according to a new report on Canadian mental health, which found that 77 per cent of people aged 15 or older are considered to be psychologically flourishing – feeling good about life and functioning well. The Statistics Canada […]

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