Opioids in Canada: One-in-eight have family or close friends who faced addiction

Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians say they themselves have been prescribed opioids in the last five years January 11, 2018 – The thousands of deaths across Canada as a result of opioid use and addiction has been a dominating

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Access to health care a significant problem for one-in-five Canadians 55 and older

Twice as many say their province’s health care system has ‘deteriorated’ as say it has improved August 7, 2019 – As the 2019 federal election campaign approaches and parties begin making their pitches to voters, a new public opinion poll

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As Canadians age, struggles over access to health care extend to prescription drugs

One-in-six Canadians 55 and older have failed to take medication as prescribed because of the cost August 9, 2019 – As the federal government’s Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare calls for a universal, single-payer system for prescription

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Canadians in Chronic Pain: Cost, access to treatment pose significant barriers for those suffering the most

One-in-five report living with significant chronic pain, most say they’d be better off if care more affordable July 12, 2019 – For many Canadians, the activities and experiences that many of us take for granted are significantly hindered by something

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Welcome or worry? Aging causes anxiety for some, while others take it in stride

Two-thirds of Canadians worry about outliving their savings, including three-quarters of women under 55 August 14, 2019 – As Canada’s Baby-Boomers get older, more and more Canadians are being exposed to the practical realities of aging. A new study from

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Designer babies? Canadians say modifying genes in embryos acceptable only in certain circumstances

Lack of consensus on whether risks of ‘gene editing’ outweigh potential benefits April 30, 2019 – With recent advances in embryonic gene editing – that is, modifying the genetic make-up of a human embryo to add a desirable trait or

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