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Mother’s Day Miracle: Rare medical intervention saves high-risk pregnancy for Ontario woman

There was a list of diagnoses including incompetent cervix, uterine dehiscence and placenta accreta that worked against Brampton, Ontario’s Tehmina Chaudhry but her extremely weak cervix was the cause of several miscarriages. “Incompetent cervix is something you don’t know you have until you have a loss,” said Chaudhry. Tehmina had …

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New medical school at York University to open in 2028

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 3, 2024 10:35 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size A new medical school focused on family medicine at York University will open its doors in 2028. York University president Rhonda Lenton says the university has been planning …

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Lionel Desmond inquiry calls for improved sharing of medical files

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2024 10:09 am Updated January 31, 2024 10:11 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size An inquiry that investigated why a former soldier in Nova Scotia killed three family members and himself in 2017 says health-care professionals …

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Ontario teacher charged for allegedly failing to help student in medical distress

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board is facing charges after St. Thomas Police say the person failed to help a student who had a “medical episode” in their classroom. Police said in a release Friday that the incident happened …

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Dr. Jennifer Russell resigns as N.B. chief medical officer of health – New Brunswick

Dr. Jennifer Russell has announced that she’s stepping down from her role as New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health later this fall. In a statement released Friday afternoon, Russell, who became a familiar face for New Brunswickers during the province’s COVID-19 response and has occupied the lead public health …

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Female medical specialists get fewer referrals, lower pay compared to men: study

New research from the Ontario Medical Association has found male specialists get more referrals and higher billings, leading to a noticeable gender pay gap between male and female physicians. Research published by the association found that male specialists earned almost five per cent more for each referral and disproportionately more …

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Call inquiry into Canada’s COVID-19 response, medical journal urges – National

A new series published in the BMJ medical journal is calling for an independent inquiry into Canada’s COVID-19 response. Experts from 13 organizations across Canada, including doctors, nurses, researchers, law and humanitarian specialists, along with Jocalyn Clark, a Canadian who is the BMJ’s international editor, wrote the seven articles published …

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Brampton, Ont. driver dies after potential medical episode – Toronto

A driver has died after potentially suffering a medical episode and crashed into a cyclist in Brampton, Ont., police say. Around 1:20 p.m. on Monday, police said a driver and cyclist were involved in a crash around The Gore and Fogal roads in Brampton. The cyclist suffered minor injuries and …

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Manitoba welcomes North Dakotans seeking medical services in wake of abortion ban – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Manitoba is welcoming North Dakotans who may be seeking medical services in the wake of the abortion ban. The province says anyone can access abortion services, in light of the law that bans nearly all abortions in North Dakota. The U.S. state …

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Shoppers Drug Mart steps away from medical cannabis with business shift – National

Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. is moving away from its medical cannabis distribution business and preparing to transfer patients to a platform run by biopharmaceutical company Avicanna Inc. The pharmacy chain owned by Loblaw Companies Ltd. announced the shift Tuesday, but did not say what prompted the change or how much …

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