Imported kids’ pain medication will start hitting shelves next week: Health Canada – National |

Imported children’s pain and fever products will begin to appear on Canadian shelves next week, Health Canada confirmed on Friday. The development comes as Canadian families have been grappling with a shortage of children’s pain medication, with unprecedented demand for children’s acetaminophen and ibuprofen emptying shelves across the country, according to Health Canada. Read more: […]

Texas to Execute Man for Killing Mother Nearly 20 Years Ago

By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate whose lawyers say has a history of mental illness faces execution on Wednesday for killing his mother and burying her body in her backyard nearly 20 years ago. Tracy Beatty, 61, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening at the state […]

Ottawa willing to increase flow of health-care cash to provinces on 2 conditions |

After months of feuding over calls for increased transfers, the federal government says it’s willing to provide additional health-care dollars to provinces and territories. In exchange, however, federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said the jurisdictions must commit to expanding the use of common key health indicators and to building a “world-class” health data system for […]

Atlantic Canada experts divided on backyard feeders as bird flu continues to spread

HALIFAX – Bird experts in Atlantic Canada are split on whether putting out backyard bird feeders over the winter is harmless or potentially deadly to birds given the risk of avian flu. Bob Bancroft, the president of Nature Nova Scotia, said in an interview this week that he understands the love many Atlantic Canadians have […]

Canada’s ER crisis: Doctors urge governments to stop finger-pointing and find solutions – National |

Emergency room doctors say patients are experiencing “dangerous” wait times in ERs across the country and it’s time federal and provincial governments stop pointing fingers over the “crisis” in health care and instead come up with solutions. Hospitals across Canada are experiencing a “perfect storm” of pressures that have resulted in overcrowded emergency departments and […]