Today's Family Medicine News Highlights

January 21, 2020

The Globe and Mail

Chinese health authorities confirm 291 cases of the new coronavirus raising the death toll to six

Canadian hospitals and airports initiate screening measures for the possible arrival of the coronavirus from China

Older adults also advised getting the Gardasil 9 vaccine which helps prevent cervical cancer

Global News

The World Health Organization will hold an emergency committee meeting on the coronavirus outbreak in China


Food insecurity continues to remain one of the causes of premature deaths

A study shows girls and young women are more likely to live longer than boys and young men

Quebec tests transferring non-urgent 911 calls to Info-Santé to ease the load on ambulance technicians

Alberta's supervised consumption site advocates await the government review on the future of the program

The University of Saskatchewan researchers aim to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus outbreak in China

Prince Edward Island Health Minister reiterates plans to ban flavoured vape juice in the province

The Prince Edward Island Lung Association launches a new toolkit to address youth vaping

Prince Edward Island to partner with the Medical Society of P.E.I. to recruit more doctors

Nova Scotia declares a syphilis outbreak and urges people to get tested frequently


The proposed changes to Alberta’s Seniors Drug Benefit Program will affect 46,000 people without coverage

British Columbia hospice refusing to provide MAID raises concerns about the debate of the role of palliative care

National Post

Opinion: Canadians should have their say about any changes to the medical assistance in dying legislation

La Presse

Les complications postopératoires plus fréquentes chez les fumeurs

La transmission du nouveau coronavirus entre humains est possible

Le Devoir

Les pays d’Asie prennent des mesures de prévention en raison du nouveau SRAS

Le Collège des médecins s’engage à mieux suivre les plaintes des citoyens

Le Journal de Montréal

Nouvelle-Écosse : Flambée de syphilis rapportée par la santé publique

Le Journal de Québec

Ville de Québec : La détection du plomb dans l’eau se fera dans 80 000 immeubles


Le scorbut n’est toujours pas disparu au pays

Ici Radio-Canada

Vancouver : Projet pilote de distributeur automatique d'opioïdes pour toxicomanes

Précautions déjà prises par l’Ontario en prévision d’une flambée du nouveau coronavirus

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