Childhood asthma rates falling with fewer unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, study finds

Childhood asthma rates have fallen because fewer unnecessary antibiotics are being prescribed to babies within the first year of life, a study by B.C. researchers says. It says infants who were... Read more »

B.C.’s 7th COVID-19 case connected to woman who flew from Iran

A seventh case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in British Columbia in the Fraser Health region. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the man, in his 40s, is a... Read more »

6-hour commutes for paramedics who work in Metro Vancouver, but can’t afford to live there

At the end of his 12-hour shift as a paramedic Mark Crighton goes “home” to a spare bedroom at a relative’s house in Richmond, B.C.  Crighton, 46, works in Vancouver,... Read more »

Cyberattack exposes information of 15 million LifeLabs customers in B.C. and Ontario

The private and personal information of millions of medical patients living in Ontario and B.C. has been breached in a cyberattack on the computer systems of Canadian laboratory testing company... Read more »

Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher

A British Columbia mother in her late 30s says there was “no support in sight” after she suffered two serious blows to the head at the hands of different partners... Read more »

Vaping illness in U.S. gives Canada pause as legal sales near

The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale... Read more »

How pedal power is giving a boost to dialysis patients

Lois Cossar says she’s on a mission to cycle across Canada from her dialysis chair.  Cossar, who began dialysis treatments in Duncan, B.C., two years ago after kidney failure, says... Read more »

‘Too little, too late’: B.C. government sued over delay providing $750K drug

A 21-year-old man is suing the B.C. government for its delay in providing an expensive drug that he claims could have saved him from permanent disability. Paul Chung of... Read more »