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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | March 13, 2020 The federal government is set to introduce legislation next week to ban conversion therapy, which aims to change the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of LGBTQ people. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | March 6, 2020 Nearly 600 doctors in Alberta warned the province will suffer a brain drain in the government goes through with proposed changes to physician billing. A group of 170 emergency room doctors also warned that they will not be able to...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | February 28, 2020 Final arguments in a decade-long constitutional challenge to Medicare are expected to wrap up Friday. The plaintiffs, led by private clinic owner Dr. Brian Day, argue that Canadians’ charter rights are violated by laws that ban...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | February 21, 2020 More than 1 in 10 Canadian households experienced food insecurity in 2017-18, Statistics Canada reported. People living in Nunavut suffered the highest rates, with 57% experiencing some level of food insecurity, and 23.7%...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | February 14, 2020 Canada is a long way from providing the same level of virtual care that is available in other countries, according to a national taskforce. The task force called for a pan-Canadian framework to address gaps in standards,...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | February 7, 2020 Health Canada should reconsider how it funds services for people with opioid use disorder, according to an internal report citing a “lack of progress” on the issue. The report suggests a shift to an “outcomes-based” model where...

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