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Canadian patients’ needs are becoming increasingly complex. Health care should reflect that: CMA

More Canadians should receive their primary health care through teams of professionals so their increasingly complex needs can be met without having to pay privately, the Canadian Medical Association said in a new report released Tuesday. The CMA Recommendations came after a major overhaul of the relationship between public and private health care. 6.5 million Canadians have no family doctor, …

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Alberta’s emergency room staffing shortages are getting worse in cities big and small, doctors warn

Alberta Health Services is looking for dozens of emergency physicians to fill vacancies across the province. The health authority says it is hiring 39 full-time equivalent ER physicians for regional and large urban hospitals. It is also trying to recruit 29 GPs for rural areas, who would be given priority in the emergency department of smaller hospitals. The shortage of …

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An HIV patient is in remission after a unique stem cell transplant. Why it could be a path to a cure

A German HIV patient in remission after a stem cell transplant from a donor with genes partially resistant to the disease is giving researchers new hope that more people can benefit from the treatment. The first step in a stem cell transplant for people with cancer is to wipe out a patient’s immune cells with chemotherapy. When patients also have …

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Cyanide killed 6 foreigners in Bangkok hotel, including suspect, Thai police say

Preliminary autopsy results showed traces of cyanide in the blood of six Vietnamese and American guests at a luxury hotel in central Bangkok, one of whom allegedly poisoned the others over a bad investment, Thai authorities said Wednesday. The bodies were found Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, a striking building at a central intersection in the capital city …

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Sask. TikTok star Bella Brave dies at age 10

A 10-year-old girl from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, who gained millions of followers by sharing her health story online, has died. Bella Thomson, who goes by Bella Brave on social media, was born with a number of rare health conditions. Her mother, Kyla Thomson, confirmed to CBC Saskatchewan that Bella died Sunday after being placed in a medically induced coma. She …

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Muskoka officials delay hospital plans after doctors’ outcry

After protests from doctors, a health care organization in the Muskoka region has indicated it will consult more with the community before submitting a final plan to the province for the redevelopment of its two hospital sites. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, which operates hospitals in the cities of Huntsville and Bracebridge, is conducting what it calls a capital redevelopment of its …

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‘We thought we were going to die,’ says passenger on turbulent Air Europa flight

Passengers on board an Air Europa flight that was diverted to northeastern Brazil on Monday due to severe turbulence said they feared for their lives during the incident, which injured about 40 people, four of whom were taken to intensive care. “There are passengers with fractures and injuries to their arms, faces and legs,” a passenger told Reuters in the …

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At least 9 dead reported after Israeli army orders evacuation of Khan Younis

At least nine people were killed in an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis, Palestinian health officials said on Tuesday, a day after Israel ordered parts of the town to be evacuated in preparation for a ground operation. The overnight strike hit a house near the European Hospital, which is in the zone Israel says must …

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FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug, Offering Hope for Slowing Cognitive Decline

US authorities have approved a new Alzheimer’s drug that may slow the disease somewhat, giving patients in the early stages of the incurable, memory-destroying disease a new option. The Food and Drug Administration approved Eli Lilly’s Kisunla on Tuesday for mild to early cases of Alzheimer’s dementia. It is only the second drug to be convincingly shown to slow cognitive …

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Israel releases Gaza hospital director who alleges abuse while in custody

Israel released the director of Gaza’s main hospital on Monday after detaining him without charge or trial for seven months over allegations that the facility had been used as a Hamas command center. He said he and other prisoners were held and tortured under harsh conditions. The decision to release Mohammed Abu Salmiya, apparently taken to free up space in …

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