Health

Soundbites and audio clips covering health issues.


2016-01-20 | Health Meetings

Provincial and territorial health ministers want health-care funding to be on the table when they meet with their federal counterpart...


2016-01-15 | Paying For Plasma

The federal NDP wants Ottawa to ban plasma clinics that pay donors, citing safety concerns. Ontario and Quebec have moved...


2016-09-11 | Alberta Opioid Standards

Alberta's medical regulator wants more stringent rules on how physicians prescribe opioid painkillers to improve patient safety. The College of...


2016-08-09 | NS Financial Update

Nova Scotia's government says its final figures for the 2015-16 fiscal year show a smaller than anticipated deficit, in part...


2016-05-04 | NS Nursing Home Injuries

The chief executive of the Workers' Compensation Board in Nova Scotia says he's concerned about a spike last year in...


2016-01-29 | Cda Zika Virus

The country's chief public health officer says the mosquito-borne Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus "does not present a significant public health risk...


2016-12-15 | Asbestos Ban

The federal government is moving to ban all products containing asbestos by 2018. Canada closed its last asbestos mines a...


2016-11-16 | Safe Consumption

Health officials in Victoria are looking to open two supervised drug consumption sites as overdose deaths continue to climb in...


2016-04-20 | Toxic Drug Seizure

Police and Alberta health officials are raising the alarm about a dangerous drug called W-18 that is much more toxic...


2016-03-01 | Obesity Senate Report

A Senate committee is calling for a national campaign to address obesity, including an overhaul of Canada's Food Guide to...