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Flu vaccine and personal protective equipment shortages concern physicians

With COVID-19 cases rising across the country, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is concerned with the challenges physicians are facing in regards to accessing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and the flu vaccine.  According to a survey of CMA members, »

Health, International

Warning sounded about possible COVID second-wave readiness

Leaders of doctors and nurses on the front lines of Canada’s COVID-19 health-care crisis have delivered a stark warning to politicians about the dangers the country faces if a second wave of the virus comes to be. The health professionals »

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More and more Canadian teenagers are vaping: study

A new survey of Canadian teenagers suggests that vaping is on the rise–big time. The biggest takeaway from the study–published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics: The number of Canadian young people surveyed who said they had ever tried »

Health, Society

Doctors say more access to PPE tracking would ease their front-line stress

As the federal government continues to scramble to secure personal protective equipment–surgical-grade masks, gloves, gowns and face shields–for the country’s front-line health workers, Canada’s doctors want Ottawa to provide better tracking about where those supplies are at any point in »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Groups fear U.S. demand will overwhelm Canadian medicine supply

Fifteen Canadian organizations representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists are urging Ottawa to take action to prevent what they say could be the “draining of Canada’s medicine supply.” which is already dealing with shortages. The letter to Health Minister »

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Canadian Medical Association resigns from world body

If, as someone has noted, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, what of plagiarization–that 10-dollar word that serves as a fancy coverup for the two-bit act called cheating? The Canadian Medical Association delivered a message about where it stands »

Economy, Health, International

A tax on sugary drinks bubbles up again

The idea of taxing sugary drinks to force Canadians to reduce consumption has arisen once again. Canadian doctors raised the issue once again during the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association this week. They approved a motion to pressure »

Health, Society

Early exposure to alcohol ads harmful to young girls, researcher warns

A Canadian researcher warns that underage girls are increasingly exposed to alcohol ads, with damaging consequences to their health. In an editorial published on Monday on the Canadian Medical Association Journal website, senior associate editor Dr. Ken Flegel cites studies »