Quebec program combats RSV in northern babies

All Inuit babies born in Nunavik, northern Quebec, will receive injections of palivizumab (Synagis) to protect against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a lower respiratory virus they are particularly prone to […]

Federal report calls for regulation of e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes could come under stringent federal regulations if Parliament accepts recommendations in a report from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. The report, Vaping: Towards a Regulatory […]

Quebec bill is an attack on doctor’s autonomy

Quebec’s Bill 20 is an “unprecedented attack on the professional autonomy of physicians,” associations representing 90 000 Canadian doctors told a committee of Quebec’s National Assembly on Mar. 25. The […]

Prévenir et traiter séquelles de la chimiothérapie

Daniel Sinnett, généticien en hémato-oncologie veut améliorer la qualité de vie des jeunes enfants qui ont reçu un traitement de chimiothérapie. Son but : être capable de prévoir quel type […]

Outrage at planned changes to Quebec IVF

At the age of 44, Nadia Mahfoufi finally got pregnant after numerous rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF). But if Bill 20, tabled by Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette on […]