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Health, Society

Campaign seeks to force drug makers to reveal benefits to doctors

Canada’s opiate crisis has given new impetus to efforts to oblige pharmaceutical companies to report all benefits they confer on doctors. “There’s been some influence from drug industries to potentially prescribe drugs that may not be so clearly beneficial for» 

Health, Society

Medical journal says pot law will harm youth

“The bill as it is written should not pass,” says Dr. Diane Kelsall, editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. She has authored an editorial expressing her concern that the proposed new law would “increase harm to young people.” The» 

Lifestyle, Society

Patients need warning about declining fertility, say doctors

So many Canadian couples are delaying child bearing that they need reminding that fertility declines with age, according to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. The specialists are urging doctors to start talking to women as early as» 

Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Society

Tool kit helps Canadian doctors promote active travel

Doctors should encourage their patients to use active modes of transportation and an advocacy group has made that easier. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment has provided a tool kit for health professionals with advice on how to» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Doctors advised to talk to young Canadians about smoking

Canadian experts who develop health prevention strategies say far too many young people smoke tobacco and health care professionals should help them stop or not start in the first place. By the time they are 17 years old, 36 per» 

Society

Doctors call for an end to solitary confinement

The College of Family Physicians of Canada is calling for an end to the solitary confinement of prisoners. It defines this as “any confinement of prisoners for 22 hours or more a day without meaningful human contact, and with limited» 

Health, International, Society

Pregnant women warned against travel and Zika

At a time when many Canadians like to travel south to escape winter weather, women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant are again being warned to stay away from areas with the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne disease in pregnant» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Doctors advised to not talk about weight with teens

Obesity and eating disorders are prevalent in adolescents in Canada and the U.S. and the American Academy of Pediatrics has advice for doctors wanting to prevent both. A new report suggests that they avoid talking to teens about weight and» 

Health, Society

Doctors urge improvement in end-of-life care

Palliative care doctors are urging the Canadian government to improve and standardize end-of-life care across the country. A big bulge of the population is getting old and as they do so medical problems increase. The Canadian Society of Palliative Care» 

Health, Society

Doctors in limbo over assisted death

The Canadian government is considering legislation to regulate doctor assisted death for those who are terminally ill but is not likely to pass the law before a June 6th deadline set by the Supreme Court. This leaves doctors in legal»