Medical device first used at London hospital reverses stroke symptoms in minutes

In what is a medical first for London Health Sciences Center (LHSC), a procedure using a new medical device to help stroke patients has been successfully performed. The device is called a balloon distal access catheter (BDAC) and was developed to rapidly remove a blood clot in 10 minutes, reversing stroke symptoms and preventing brain … Read more

Prescription needed for children’s liquid medication in Ontario

Parents of young children may need a prescription for over-the-counter fever and pain medication due to a shortage at some pharmacies, Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children is warning. In a letter sent to caregivers, the hospital said some pharmacies across the country are dealing with supply shortages of liquid Tylenol and Advil. “If your child … Read more

Biden signs landmark climate and health care legislation

US President Joe Biden signs the Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Aug. 16, 2022.Susan Walsh/The Associated Press US President Joe Biden signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill into law on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the … Read more

Biden signs $430 billion climate, healthcare and tax bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law a $430 billion bill that is seen as the biggest climate package in US history, designed to cut domestic greenhouse gas emissions as well as lower prescription drug prices. At a White House event, Biden was joined by Democratic leaders including Senator … Read more

Quebec health officials say there won’t be obligatory public health measures this fall

Quebec health officials say there is no plan to impose obligatory public health measures come this fall. Prime Minister François Legault made the announcement during a public health update Tuesday morning, alongside Health Minister Christian Dubé, Public Health Director Dr. Luc Boileau and Quebec immunization committee (CIQ) President Dr. Caroline Quach Thanh. This comes one … Read more

Health coalition vows to fight any privatization efforts by Ford government

A coalition of health experts is vowing Tuesday to defend Ontario’s public health care system from further privatization, days after the provincial government confirmed “all options are on the table” to address an ongoing health-care staff shortage. The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), which represents more than 400 organizations and about 750,000 Ontarios, says it’s consulting … Read more

Ezra Miller seeks treatment for ‘mental health issues’

NEW YORK – After a string of judgments and erratic behavior that spanned Hawaii to Vermont, “Flash” actor Ezra Miller said they have favored treatment for “complex mental health issues.” The 29-year-old Miller, who identifies as non-binary, issued a statement late Monday. On Sept. 26, Miller is due to appear for arraignment in Vermont Superior … Read more

Opinion: To address Canada’s health care crisis, start by containing COVID-19

Fahad Razak, Arthur Slutsky and David Naylor are physicians and professors in the University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine. Katharine Smart is the president of the Canadian Medical Association; Alika Lafontaine is its president-elect. We are now more than two years into the pandemic and Canada’s health care systems remain in crisis. Across the country, … Read more