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Ontario’s top doctor calling for restrictions on legal substances, decriminalization

Ontario’s top doctor is calling on the province to immediately enact policy that will restrict access to alcohol, vapes and cannabis as the number of people who have died or visited a hospital due to using multiple substances has spiked in recent years. But Dr. Kieran Moore, the province’s chief …

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Counterfeit eclipse glasses are selling online. How to spot fakes – National

As the excitement builds for the upcoming total solar eclipse, warnings about counterfeit and fake eclipse glasses are also popping up. Looking directly at the sun without proper protection can lead to serious problems, such as partial or complete loss of eyesight, the Canadian Space Agency warns. That is why …

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Possible HIV cure 1 step closer to human trials: Ontario researchers

A new international study led by Ontario researchers is showing promise in potentially curing HIV. If it makes it through human clinical trials, it has the potential to cure millions of people worldwide, researchers say. Approximately 95 per cent of people with HIV have it chronically, which Ryan Ho, a …

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‘Running into roadblocks’: N.B. family fights to get care for daughter with epilepsy

Shana Holloran and Alexander Grant have watched their child turn blue more than any parent ever should. Their young daughter, Charlotte, has epilepsy and regularly suffers from different types of seizures. On a good day, she has 20 to 50 seizures. On other days, she can have more than 150. …

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Drug alert issued in Waterloo Region after 3 suspected fatal overdoses in 7 days

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A drug alert has been issued by the Waterloo Region Integrated Drug Strategy for the area after three people died over the past week from suspected drug-poisonings or overdoses. The agency says that the drug checking program at the Kitchener CTS site …

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Almost 3,000 students suspended in Waterloo Region over immunization issues

Close to 3,000 children attending elementary school across Waterloo Region were suspended from school on Wednesday morning for not having up-to-date immunization records. The region says Waterloo Public Health suspended 2,969 students under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). For several months, the region has been campaigning for people …

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Elon Musk’s X to pay legal bills for Brampton, Ont., doctor chastised over COVID-19 tweets

Elon Musk’s X said it’s funding legal bills for a Canadian doctor previously chastised by regulators for her tweets about COVID-19. In a post to the X News account on Sunday morning, the company formerly known as Twitter wrote that it’s “proud to defend” Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill against what …

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Ontario hospitals, LTC homes spent nearly $1B on agency staff last year

Hospitals and long-term care homes spent nearly $1 billion last year to fill shifts with nurses and personal support workers from private staffing agencies, a Ministry of Health document estimates. A November 2023 staffing agency update obtained by The Canadian Press through a freedom-of-information request shows that agency use increased …

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Ontario extends program that helps rural and northern hospitals avoid ER closures

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 22, 2024 6:07 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario is extending a program that helps rural and northern hospitals avoid temporary ER closures for another six months. The province established what’s now known as the Temporary Locum …

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Measles exposure possible at Toronto mom and babies programs: TPH – Toronto

Toronto Public Health is warning that those who attended mom and babies programs in the city last week may have been exposed to measles. On Wednesday, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said in a news release that the possible exposure is linked to the city’s second travel-related measles case that was …

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