Liberals table legislation to amend rules on assisted dying

The Liberal government tabled legislation Monday to amend the rules on medical assistance in dying (MAID). The bill arrives after the government launched an online survey of Canadians and held roundtables in cities across the country.Justice Minister David Lametti and Health Minister Patty Hajdu will hold a news conference at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss…

What researchers have learned about the spread and severity of the coronavirus

The picture of the coronavirus outbreak now coming into focus is one of mostly mild cases, with increased risk of severe symptoms and death for the elderly and patients with pre-existing conditions, a new Chinese study suggests. The research from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention is based on more than 72,000 patient records of COVID-19…

Canada prepares pandemic response plan as coronavirus cases climb

Canada is preparing to respond to a possible pandemic as the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb around the globe. Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said the global threat posed by the novel coronavirus, now called COVID-19, is evolving fast. While the outbreak continues to be contained mostly to the epicentre in Hubei,…

National summit on ROP held in Dhaka

A national summit on Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) has been organised in Dhaka by the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh in collaboration with the Interactive Research and Development, Bangladesh with support from the United States Agency for International Development recently, says a press release.  Prof Dr Mohammod Shahidullah,…

Is it heartburn or something else?

You get this problem when stomach acid moves into a tube called the oesophagus, which carries food from your mouth to the stomach. When that happens, you could have a burning pain in your chest. Your throat might burn, and you could have a sour taste in your mouth or a cough. You may also…