A caution sign reads "Pesticide spraying in progress. Proceed at own risk." Image credit: jetsandzeppelins/Flickr
Lois Ross | A Health Canada agency is proposing to increase the levels allowed by law of glyphosate (e.g., Roundup) permitted in Canadian food.
Fruits and vegetables in a store. Image credit: Mehrad Vosoughi/Unsplash
Lucy Sharratt | Health Canada is consulting Canadians on proposals to exempt some new genetically engineered foods -- genetically modified organisms or GMOs -- from government regulation.
President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, at a coronavirus update briefing Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in the White House. Image: D. Myles Cullen/The White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Clinical trials are taking place right now to assess the effectiveness -- and potential side effects -- of chloroquine as treatment for COVID-19 patients. None of those trials are, as yet, conclusive.
Medication. Photo: helge/flickr
Joyce Arthur, Martina Zanetti | This year has seen an increase in the pool of providers and growth in the universal coverage of abortion drug Mifegymiso. Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada reports on the progress made.
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| Preliminary study results showed that many everyday foods have traces of this toxic chemical
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Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government's measures to limit food industry practices that push unhealthy products on children and adults are a small, but important, first step.
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Laura Brightwell | In part two of this two-part feature, Laura Brightwell examines the existing health-care provisions for trans Canadians and asks what needs to change.
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Meg Borthwick | rabble spoke with Dr. Shiv Chopra, the Health Canada microbiologist who blew the whistle on bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in milk, about food safety, health and trade deals.
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Kylie Kendall | The abortion drug Mifepristone will soon be available in Canada. However prohibitive restrictions from Health Canada may temper the drug's overall effectiveness and use.
Peter Biesterfeld | Peter Biesterfeld's in-depth review of "Altered Genes, Twisted Truth" by Steven Druker will leave you scratching your head about GMO foods.
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Peter Biesterfeld | Health Minister Rona Ambrose is "outraged" by the Supreme Court's recent ruling on medical marijuana. Other are outraged at Ambrose's claim that Health Canada requires rigorous safety reviews.
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Karl Nerenberg | The federal Department of Health is responsible for the health of First Nations. The AG studied the Department's performance in northern, remote First Nations communities and found it badly wanting.