Volunteers mingle outside of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Two planes of migrants from Venezuela arrived suddenly Wednesday night on Martha's Vineyard. Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Florida Gov. Desantis flew 50 migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard. The migrants told NPR that they were under the impression they were going to Boston for […]
Chance of surviving an overdose depends on where you live, advocates say
A man in recovery for a substance use disorder from Windsor, Ont., has a message for other users: If you’re going to use, call me.
Canadian advocates call for all medical implants to be registered
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.
Advocates urge more support for Yazidi refugees suffering seizures from PTSD
Yazidi refugees are suffering from high rates of a rare condition brought on by psychological trauma known as pseudoseizures, advocates and doctors say. Now, they want the government to do more to reunite them with their families and improve access to mental health supports.
Disturbing bullying reports can be used to teach kids about bystander intervention, advocates say
Many children and youth don’t know how to intervene, even if they sense that what they’re witnessing is wrong, expert says.
Safety Advocates Getting Testy Over Automotive Apps, Consumer Data
Automakers began hunting for new revenue streams about two milliseconds after realizing they could put the internet into vehicles. While the earliest endeavors involved ride-sharing applications and new infotainment features, companies are now beginning to see new opportunities via automotive e-commerce, data acquisition, and in-car marketing. However, the delivery system used for these new sources […]
Child advocates want U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate YouTube
Child advocates and consumer groups are asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate and impose potentially billions of dollars of penalties on Google for allegedly violating children’s online privacy and allowing ads to target them.
Liberal MPs, advocates want to legalize fees for surrogate moms and sperm donors
A Liberal MP – backed by his party’s women’s caucus – is pushing to decriminalize the payment of fees to surrogate mothers and sperm donors.
Lack of hep C treatment for N.S. inmates missed opportunity in disease control: advocates
Inmates with Hepatitis C in Nova Scotia jails are not eligible for the same treatment as other Nova Scotians, which advocates say represents a missed opportunity and health-care inequity.
Minister, Indigenous advocates say ‘Indian hospital’ class-action can’t right all wrongs
Liberal cabinet minister Carolyn Bennett said the federal government hopes to “right any wrongs” that happened within the country’s now-shuttered “Indian hospitals,” but suggested a class-action lawsuit may not be the ideal approach.