Desis in Canada
  • OR

Health News

Following the money between patient groups and Big Pharma


More than two dozen patient groups want to stop Health Canada from trying to cut prescription drug prices in Canada, arguing that lower prices could be bad for patients. Their message echoes the one from the pharmaceutical industry lobby group Innovative Medicines Canada.

  •  Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST

Why it's been such a tough flu season for kids

Layna Vu Pollard with Stan Pollard

More children are ending up in hospital for flu-related illnesses as two types of influenza hit Canada at once, according to a new report. This week's FluWatch report from the Public Health Agency of Canada says that overall flu activity is at its peak levels. Several flu viruses are circulating, including a type called influenza B that tends to hit children hard.

  •  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:09:50 EST

Euthanasia dispute in Belgium: When do doctors cross a line?

Belgium Euthanasia Controversy

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws.

  •  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:59:45 EST


  • Kaillie Humphries was bullied, left out — now she's on the verge of Olympic bobsleigh history

      Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:14:39 EST
    Kaillie Humphries

    Kaillie Humphries once dreamed of representing Canada in alpine ski racing, but life on the mountain was tough for someone who never fit in. So she reached the pinnacle of a different sport, and now she has a chance to make history at the Olympics.

  • Canada's Virtue and Moir skate for another gold tonight

      Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:39:41 EST

    The stage is set for Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's Olympic finale. The duo set a new world record in the short dance with a score of 83.67 placing them 1.74 points clear of their French rivals, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, ahead of Monday evening's free dance.