The second trailer for Amazon’s Homecoming. Its 10-episode first season debuted this weekend. Homecoming, Amazon Prime’s new political techno-mystery series starring Julia Roberts, has a tough task: how do you translate an effective podcast into effective television? The story here started off as a successful fiction series from Gimlet Media, a podcasting entity started by […]
Doctor questions ‘disgraceful’ care provided by private, high-volume methadone clinics amid opioid crisis
As a northern Ontario city battles an opioid overdose death rate that’s twice as high as the provincial average, there is rising concern about a treatment model dominated by for-profit methadone clinics.
More Canadian clinics are offering unproven stem cell therapies, study finds
Dozens of unlicensed clinics offering stem cell treatments for a wide variety of medical conditions have sprung up in Canada, marketing their services through direct-to-consumer online advertising, a study has found.
Stem cell clinics that blinded women and used smallpox vaccine go to war with feds
Enlarge / FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb had vowed to crackdown on the dubious clinics. (credit: Getty | Zach Gibson) Two stem cell clinics will “vigorously defend” their dubious treatments against civil suits levied this week by the Department of Justice at the request of the Food and Drug Administration. The two clinics are no stranger […]
Controversial U.S. stem cell clinics have Canadian connections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved this week to shut down several clinics offering unapproved stem cell therapies, including one network with three affiliates in Canada.
‘I just can’t afford it’: Low-income seniors struggle to find dental care, face 2-year wait for city clinics
Expanding access to free Toronto Public Health dental services is one of 27 recommendations in the city’s new seniors strategy. It’s heading to the executive committee for a stamp of approval on Monday.
‘I feel exploited’ Mum speaks out as IVF clinics accused of ignoring women’s health
FERTILITY clinics are ignoring the health of women having IVF treatment, giving them heavy doses of drugs and potentially putting lives at risk, a conference will be told this week. The outdated treatments involve drugs which could be replaced with newer, safer alternatives, experts will say.
Apple will open its own medical clinics for employees
Apple is launching its own medical clinics called “AC Wellness,” in a move that will allow it to take employee healthcare into its own hands. Following similar news about Amazon’s venture with Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Apple plans to offer what it calls the “world’s best health care experience” to workers. It quietly published a […]
Social media may be pushing more millennials to turn to cosmetic procedures, clinics say
Clinics around Toronto are telling CBC News that more and more women in their early-to-mid 20s are getting Botox injections and other cosmetic procedures. And at least one expert says it could be due to growing pressure to look their best on social media.
Health Canada assisted private plasma clinics, newly released documents say
Government officials knew back in 2010 they were going to help privatize part of the Canadian blood plasma sector but the public wasn’t widely informed until three years later when clinics were poised to open, advocates say. CBC | Health News