Camille Bains

Camille Bains is a journalist with The Canadian Press.

Bernard Richard

Underfunding for B.C. aboriginal agencies means kids removed from homes: report

British Columbia's indigenous kids are being removed from their homes and placed in care because of underfunding from both provincial and federal governments, says the province's representative for...

Drug users warned after powerful drug carfentanil seized in Vancouver

Vancouver police are warning drug users to be cautious following the seizure of an opioid that is used to tranquilize elephants and believed to be 100 times more powerful than fentanyl. Police said...

Focus on innovation, not more cash, to improve health care in Canada: doctor

Squabbling by provinces in the run-up to a new health accord points to the need for an agency that would share regional health-care innovations with the rest of the country, says an editorial in...
Tommy Chong

'Stoner' Tommy Chong says Canada's pot legislation could set example for U.S.

Comedian, musician and pot activist Tommy Chong says he intends to keep "priming the pump" until marijuana is legalized across the United States and in Canada. Chong, 78, said the introduction of...
Protesters march in memory of those who've died from fentanyl-laced drugs.

Canada's move to control fentanyl chemicals not enough to stem crisis: expert

Canada's plans to restrict six chemicals used to make fentanyl will only increase demands for a more dangerous replacement if other steps to stem a national opioid crisis are not taken, a drug-policy...

Crystal ball-like web tool could help patients with lung disease: B.C. doctor

Millions of people who feel like they're suffocating from the symptoms of a lung disease could benefit from a new website its creator considers a crystal ball for helping doctors calculate how...
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott

Innovation, not just money, needed to fix health-care system: Philpott

Canada needs innovative solutions to improve home and primary health care so it can match other countries including Britain and Australia, which have overcome similar problems by spending less money...
Dr. James Orbinski, a professor at the University of Toronto

Canada 'missed the boat' on economic policies to mitigate climate change: doctor

Canada "has missed the boat" when it comes to developing renewable energy resources that would mitigate the impact of global warming and its impact on human health, a leading medical expert says. Dr...
Dr. Evan Wood, co-author of a study on family doctors and drug addicted patients

More family doctors should be trained to help drug-addicted patients: B.C. study

A study by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is calling for more doctors across Canada to be formally trained to diagnose and treat patients addicted to drugs. Dr. Evan Wood, co-...

'Disordered eating' rates troubling among young lesbians, bisexuals, gays: study

"Our study has found that it’s only getting worse for lesbian and bisexual girls," Ryan Watson, from UBC's school of nursing, said.
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