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Drop in cancer diagnoses in 2020 possibly linked to COVID-19 disruptions: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada says there was a notable decline in new cancer diagnoses in 2020, possibly due to pandemic-related disruptions in screening services.

Mom wants policy change for organ, tissue donors after gay son's death

Cindy Gates-Dee learned from reading her late son's medical records that his "homosexual status," as noted on a screening form by a tissue specialist, meant he was declined as a high-risk donor because he'd had sex with another man in the last five years.

Film explores B.C. woman's experience with magic mushrooms to ease cancer anxiety

Laurie Brooks says her first session using psilocybin helped relieve her grief of leaving her family behind and gave her life.

Anti-racism policies in health care should be led by Indigenous staff: report

More Indigenous practitioners are needed to address systemic racism, but that can't happen without a supportive education system that also envisions them in leadership roles, says a report commissioned by Health Canada and touted as the first comprehensive review of the health-care workforce.

TTC increases outreach, expert calls for guaranteed income in response to transit violence

A rise in violence on Toronto's transit system signals an urgent need to better support people struggling with homelessness, mental illness and addiction, says a forensic psychiatrist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Cosmetic brands may have to disclose fragrance ingredients — a welcome change for Canadians with allergies

Proposed regulations from Health Canada will require the cosmetics industry to disclose 24 fragrance allergens on product labels.

B.C. woman grateful for donated breast milk decides to give back

Donated breast milk is used to nourish babies who are born premature, jaundiced, or whose mothers are unable to produce enough milk.

Disqualified NDP leadership hopeful calls on B.C. to declare climate emergency

Anjali Appadurai called for a bigger push on climate change initiatives before she works with David Eby, who was automatically vaulted to the position of party leader after she was disqualified from the race last week.

B.C. breaking its own law on climate change reporting, group tells court

An environmental group is taking the B.C. government to court for allegedly failing to report whether its climate plans will achieve key greenhouse gas emissions targets, as required by a provincial law.

B.C. announces new addiction and mental health supports for people leaving jail

The British Columbia government has announced inmates struggling with mental health and substance use will be supported after they leave jail by transition teams connected to all 10 of the province's correctional centres.