Marijuana is not an all-purpose medical cure

Medical marijuana

As a medical doctor, my concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this so-called “miracle drug.”


Healing invisible wounds with the Art Cart

Delroy Flowers

The Gifts of Light non-profit group in Toronto supplies patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with free hygiene products, clothing – and now art classes.


Plague cases double in Madagascar in a week

Plague in Madagascar

With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment centre to the island nation.


Ottawa pays back $10M withheld from Quebec over patient user fees

Federal Cabinet Retreat 20170913

Ottawa has quietly given Quebec back almost $10 million it withheld from the province two years ago as punishment for charging patients fees to access health services. But the move has not softened Quebec’s position or compelled the province to admit it did anything wrong.