Moving up to middle school, high school or onto post-secondary can create significant angst for young people making the transition — especially since they’re at a period in their lives when, statistically, they’re most likely to experience anxiety or depression. But recent evidence shows there are steps that educators, parents and theRead More →

A group of people who have real life experience with drug use in British Columbia and Yukon is calling on the B.C. government to support a community-led mechanism for a safe drug supply, in order to combat deaths from poisoning by powerful adulterants like fentanyl and carfentanil. The BC-Yukon AssociationRead More →

Health Canada has clarified its position on much-hyped injury treatments that use platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The agency now says such treatments shouldn’t be classified as a drug — a change that could make PRP more available in Canada.  The clarification followed a safety notification in May that grouped PRP treatments with other cell therapies,Read More →

Public health officials and scientists stress that rabies rarely infects humans in Canada, but the death of a man in British Columbia who came into contact with a bat is a reminder to take precautions with wildlife. B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said Tuesday that the 21-year-old manRead More →