Today's Family Medicine News Highlights

June 20, 2018

The Globe and Mail

Study hopes to develop predictive test once cause of Crohn’s disease known

Deaths related to opioids soar in British Columbia, Alberta

Global News

A new record reveals nearly 4,000 Canadians died of opioid overdoses in 2017

Study reveals that marriage is tied to lower risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes

Depression listed as a potential side-effect of these common medications

Committee recommends that the government should limit alcohol content of sugary alcoholic drinks

CBC News

Senate passes pot bill, paving the way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks

Decision by health authority to skip recruitment even based in part on outdated info

CTV News

Visits double since last summer to Montreal’s four supervised drug injection sites

Vancouver Sun

$7 million donation to Dying With Dignity Canada from late Vancouver businessman

Seniors in B.C. care homes are afflicted by loneliness, falls and over-medicating

Months in hospital waiting for residential care no uncommon for seniors in B.C.

Edmonton Journal

New automated enforcement system ends free parking for people with disabilities

Calgary Herald

Long after rivers receded, mental health issues linger

The Star Phoenix

California health agency says, coffee drinking doesn’t pose a cancer risk after all

The Telegram

Grand Falls-Windsor audiology services temporarily diverting to Gander by Central Health

The Chronicle Herald

Protestors say, long-term care in crisis

A ‘privilege’ to have a new home oxygen program

The Winnipeg Free Press

Full accreditation given to the University of Saskatchewan medical college

Opinion: A critical way to prevent suicide is with society opening up about it

Notorious Surrey, B.C., neighbourhood campers move to temporary housing

Healthy Debate

A better job needs to be done by doctors on collaborating on patient care

Canada NewsWire

Intent to severely restrict marketing of opioids was announced by Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor

La Presse

Une coalition presse les partis politiques de réorienter le système de santé

Le recours aux sites d’injection supervisée a doublé à Montréal

Les directives médicales anticipées ne sont pas toujours prises en compte

Nouvelle cause devant les tribunaux entre Barrette et les cadres du secteur de la santé

L’OMS conteste la définition du transsexualisme à titre de maladie mentale

Le Devoir

Les surdoses d’opioïdes ont fait environ 4000 victimes au pays en 2017

Le Journal de Montreal

Proposition par l’Ordre des pharmaciens d’éliminer la malbouffe de leurs commerces
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