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Opposition parties decry secrecy, worry for residents as N.B. care homes to close

Opposition parties decry secrecy, worry for residents as N.B. care homes to close

FREDERICTON — The impending closure of two New Brunswick special care homes announced this week by the province is sparking fears that vulnerable residents will be moved away and face a lonely winter far from their families.
J&J subsidiary to pay $9.75M to resolve kickback allegations

J&J subsidiary to pay $9.75M to resolve kickback allegations

BOSTON (AP) — A subsidiary of health care company Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle allegations that it violated federal and state law by providing free products to a surgeon to induce him to use its products in pro
Health ministers making progress on funding talks, finding common ground: Duclos

Health ministers making progress on funding talks, finding common ground: Duclos

OTTAWA — The impasse over a new federal-provincial health-care deal has broken as both sides close in on how to get better results from new spending, federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Friday.
Hamilton explores declaring state of emergency over opioid overdoses and deaths

Hamilton explores declaring state of emergency over opioid overdoses and deaths

The City of Hamilton is exploring whether to declare a state of emergency as it grapples with an opioid crisis, with the municipality’s top doctor saying such a step could help it respond to a growing problem.
Workers for seven private ambulances services across Newfoundland walk off job

Workers for seven private ambulances services across Newfoundland walk off job

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Workers with seven private ambulance services owned by a single employer across the island of Newfoundland have walked off the job.
Get kids back to school sooner after concussion for a better recovery, new study says

Get kids back to school sooner after concussion for a better recovery, new study says

A new Canadian study says that kids who have suffered a concussion should get back to school sooner to give them a better recovery.
Renovated ER at Nova Scotia's Cumberland Regional Health Centre to reopen next month

Renovated ER at Nova Scotia's Cumberland Regional Health Centre to reopen next month

After months of delay, renovations at a hospital emergency department in northern Nova Scotia are drawing to a close. The provincial health authority says the newly renovated space at the Cumberland Regional Health Centre in Amherst, N.S.
Ontario expanding free tuition program to paramedic and lab tech students

Ontario expanding free tuition program to paramedic and lab tech students

LONDON, Ont. — Ontario is expanding a grant that sees the province pay for tuition for students who enrol in some health-care programs.
Lilly shares slip as FDA seeks more Alzheimer's drug data

Lilly shares slip as FDA seeks more Alzheimer's drug data

Eli Lilly shares slipped Friday after regulators said they need to see more data on the company’s application for a quick approval of its potential Alzheimer’s disease treatment.
Study: Sports help people with intellectual disabilities lower risk of depression

Study: Sports help people with intellectual disabilities lower risk of depression

A study on the positive impact the Special Olympics has on its athletes has given John Bryden hope that he'll be able to speak with his daughter Carly again.
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