Ecojustice moves forward in case against Ontario government and Suncor Ron Plain and Ada Lockridge claim the Ontario government failed to account for their Charter rights when approving new facilities ...
Ecojustice moves forward in case against Ontario government and Suncor Ron Plain and Ada Lockridge claim the Ontario government failed to account for their Charter rights when approving new facilities in Sarnia’s “Chemical Valley.” The judicial review, which Ecojustice put before the courts in October 2010 on behalf of Aamjiwnaang First Nation members Plain and […]
A cure for diabetes is not “pie in the sky thinking,” Dr. Philip Sherman, scientific director of the Canadian Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, told the House of Commons committee on health Tuesday. A series of clinical trials currently underway—led in part by the Canadian Diabetes Association, the diabetes research fund JDRF Canada and […]
In the race to replace outgoing Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, the health-care policies of the provincial Liberals are bound to be at issue. This week, The Ward takes a look back at McGuinty’s record on health care to see if the criticism lodged against the premier is warranted. It may be too soon to address […]
A recent decision by the Ottawa Hospital to close an endoscopy clinic in 2013 has local bowel disease advocacy groups worried about access to necessary regular services. The hospital’s Riverside Campus clinic – which performs 6,000 procedures every year, according to the hospital – will be closing to save about $1 million. Of the 6,000 […]
Women should be given the facts and left to decide whether to have mammograms, both critics and cancer support groups said in response to a controversial study that challenged the validity of the screening. The study published last week by the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that “substantial overdiagnosis” affected more than one million […]
After the death of Savita Halappanavar in the Galway, Ireland following a miscarriage, Irish politicians are currently discussing changes to the country’s abortion law. This has thrust the issue of abortion onto international headlines. Nearly a quarter century after the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that decriminalized abortion, it remains a contentious issue. This fall, […]
An underserviced neighbourhood west of downtown Ottawa will soon acquire a new healthcare facility to service its growing population of residents in need. The Somerset West Community Health Centre has announced the purchase of a building at 30 Rosemount Ave. in Ottawa’s emerging Hintonburg area. The “Hintonburg Hub” was a former church-turned-synagogue-turned-office space, and is […]
For our last production week in The Ward, we have some great stories on the closing of the endoscopy clinic at the Ottawa Hospital’s Riverside Campus, seasonal affective disorder, the over-diagnosis of mammograms and more!
Another osteoporosis drug has been linked to unusual thigh bone fractures in a small number of users, according to an alert issued by Health Canada. Amgen Canada, the company that produces the drug denosumab under the brand name Prolia, joined with Health Canada in issuing a warning statement last week. Amgen said, however, that instances […]
Canadian news agencies and journalism schools aren’t doing enough to talk about the risk – especially the mental health risks – reporters face as part of their daily grind, a panel of experts said on Saturday. Dr. Anthony Feinstein, professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, said Canadian news agencies are lagging in preparing […]