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Members of Canada’s LGBTQ want Health Canada to amend blood donation wait times

Canadian LGBTQ advocates want Health Canada to go further in changing parts of its blood donation policy. The advocates are calling for a gender-neutral approach, building on changes made this spring when the federal agency reduced the wait period for» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cancer professionals are worried about shortage of some important drugs.

Oncologists and pharmacists in Canada are sounding an alarm over a shortage of three vital cancer drugs and they want Ottawa to take action on the matter. Health Canada says it is doing just that. The scarce drugs are Vinorelbine,» 

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» 

Economy, International, Society

As many chow down on Beyond Meat burgers, others express concern

As Canada heads to a fall election, count on a lot of politicians and pundits to remind the rest of us about the importance of so-called kitchen table issues–jobs, taxes, social security, health care, the economy–issues people supposedly discuss around» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Trudeau and Scheer square off over revamped Food Guide

Wow! A real-life food fight. The combatants: the two men who will face off in a general election this fall to decide who leads the country as Canada’s next prime minister. Let’s be perfectly clear: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Tory leader attacks Canada’s updated Food Guide

This being an election year, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer made a play Wednesday to bring members of the country’s dairy industry into the Tory tent. Addressing the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon, Scheer vowed that he» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Tough, new regulations on vaping in the works

The federal government will toughen legislation aimed at discouraging young people from what is an apparent growing propensity to puff and pull on e-cigarettes, a habit known to most of them as vaping. Among other things, proposed new regulations will» 

Economy, Health, International, Society

New Food Guide expected to spark much controversy

Canada’s updated Food Guide will be released this year. It’s the first time in 11 years, Health Canada is releasing a revamp and it’s going to make some waves. Rumoured recommendations in the new guide have many in the country’s» 

Environment, Health

Talc powder could pose danger to lungs and ovaries, Health Canada warns

Health Canada says Canadian consumers should avoid inhaling talc powder or using products containing talc on the female genital area, as exposure may be harmful to lungs and is a possible cause of ovarian cancer. The warning comes after Health» 


Dollarama recalls toys containing potentially harmful chemicals

Discount retailer Dollarama is recalling more than half-a-million plastic “Skip Ball” toys containing high levels of phthalates that exceed Health Canada regulations. “Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft»