(credit: Michael Galkovsky / Flickr) Toothpicks seem so innocent. Whether staking down juicy sliders on game day or harpooning fruits bobbing in happy-hour cocktails, the mini skewers often spike our festive occasions. But, make no mistake, they have a vicious side. Given the chance, they will mess you up. Of the poor souls who somehow […]
Dogs are offering help at two Toronto hospitals to fearful children who need to get into an MRI machine and adult patients who have anxiety and depression.
Health Canada announced new steps Thursday to improve the safety, effectiveness and quality of medical devices.
After 30 years of failed proposals, the federal government seems to be warming up to the idea of improving tracking of medical implants to warn patients of problems.
They can give someone a new lease on life — and even save a life. Millions of Canadians currently have medical devices implanted somewhere in their body. But they can also malfunction, causing injury or death. Catch up on this week’s coverage.
Health minister vows to strengthen oversight of medical devices after investigation reveals problems
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says she is “deeply concerned” by problems with implanted medical devices that have been been revealed by investigative journalists and has pledged to make changes.
Women from across Canada describe how difficult — and expensive — it can be to get an implanted medical device surgically removed when it causes debilitating pain. They are four women from across this country who share one painful thing in common: Each had a medical device surgically implanted in them that was meant to […]
‘We’re guinea pigs’: Canada’s oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients
Millions of Canadians rely on surgically implanted medical devices in order to function — to do everything from walk without pain to pump blood through their veins. But a new CBC investigation reveals some devices are approved with scant scientific evidence to show they are safe and effective.
Shoppers Drug Mart holds medical cannabis seminars for doctors, raising questions about who should be selling the product and how doctors should be advising patients about how to use it.
The Medical Council of Canada says it’s reviewing its practices after being criticized online for prohibiting women from bringing tampons or menstrual pads into exam rooms while writing multi-hour tests.