Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | January 17, 2020 Canadians have until January 27 to weigh in on expanding access to assisted death, after a Quebec court ruled the current law was too restrictive. The online consultation includes questions about changing the 10-day “reflection...
Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | January 10, 2020 The Public Health Agency of Canada warned travelers to China to avoid contact with animals after dozens of people became critically ill with viral pneumonia of unknown origin, which was first reported last week in Wuhan, a city...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | December 20, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tasked the new federal health minister, Patty Hajdu, with introducing rules to tackle teen vaping, studying the feasibility of a national dental care program, and continuing to implement national...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | December 13, 2019 Health Canada is investigating 92 cases of salmonella across the country linked to pet snakes and rodents, including those used to feed reptiles. Health Canada warned people to avoid kissing reptiles and rodents and to wash...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | December 6, 2019 Health Canada is testing samples of the diabetes drug metformin for a possible cancer-causing impurity after some products in Singapore were found to contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above acceptable limits. Health Canada...

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