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How AI-equipped technology could help clinicians better diagnose mental health issues
Radio/The Current: Could video games and apps equipped with artificial intelligence help diagnose mental health issues like depression? Some experts think so — but patient privacy should be at the forefront of the movement.
Pfizer to offer low cost meds and vaccines to 45 developing countries
News/Health: Pfizer said Wednesday that it will provide nearly two dozen products, including its top-selling COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, at not-for-profit prices in some of the world's poorest countries. Most of the countries are in Africa, but the list also includes Haiti, Syria, Cambodia and North Korea.
Ontario has a pandemic backlog of 1 million surgeries. One group has a prescription for change
News/Canada/Toronto: Advocates says the Ontario's political parties need to commit to clearing pandemic health service backlogs, which includes one million surgeries, to prevent things from worsening.
After losing a child in pregnancy, Ontario mum takes to Facebook to find a surrogate
News/Canada/London: In December, Summer Barton and her fiancé, Adam Van Deuren, of Denfield, Ont., lost their second child at 37 weeks after Barton developed severe preeclampsia. Now, they're searching for a surrogate to carry their next baby, and they've taken the search to social media.
As their daughter was dying, a couple waited for a miracle that did not come
News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador: With their daughter poisoned and an ambulance far away, William and Penny Molloy desperately waited for help. After a harrowing loss, William Molloy says, "How do you let your baby go?"
'Mass poisoning crisis': Canadians need to change how we talk about drug deaths, advocates say
News/Health: Thousands of Canadians die each year from a toxic street drug supply. Harm reduction experts say those deaths are preventable poisonings, so why is so little done to stop it?
Health officials continue to monitor monkeypox cases in Europe and North America
News/Health: The World Health Organization does not have evidence that the monkeypox virus has mutated, a senior executive at the UN agency said on Monday, noting the infectious disease, endemic in West and Central Africa, has tended not to change.
Weight bias in health-care has 'crushing' impact, says patient
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: A recent Public Health Agency of Canada report found that after adjusting for sex, income and other characteristics, higher-weight people were "significantly more likely" to report discrimination in health care.
The COVID-19 pandemic is 'most certainly not over,' WHO's health chief says
News/World: The UN health agency's director general told officials gathered in Geneva for the opening of the WHO's annual meeting that "declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus." He also noted that almost one billion people still haven't been vaccinated.
Officials confirm 10 cases of severe, unexplained hepatitis among Canadian children
News/Health: Ten children in Canada were found to be suffering from severe and mysterious cases of hepatitis over a recent five-month period, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, following an investigation into unexplained liver inflammation in children.
'A crutch to continue to prejudice': Montreal's LGBTQ community fears stigma from monkeypox
News/Canada/Montreal: Quebec health officials have confirmed two cases of monkeypox in the province and are investigating 20 suspected cases. Since many of those are tied to men who have sex with men, Montreal's LGBTQ community is worried about the social impact of the virus.
Canada investigating 'a couple dozen' suspected monkeypox cases: Tam
News/Politics: Canada's chief public health officer said Friday provincial health authorities are investigating "a couple dozen" people who may be infected with monkeypox — and most of the specimens under review are from Quebec, where two cases were already confirmed this week.