Sep 18, 2018

Support trans youth, say pediatricians

Mercedes Allen
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement affirming support for transgender and gender-diverse youth and emphasizing the need for their acceptance.
Nov 17, 2017
Close up of doctor taking blood pressure.  Image: World Bank Photo Collective/flickr

Medicalizing high blood pressure

Jesse McLaren
New guidelines have labeled millions more people as hypertensive, but will this help prevent the social, economic and ecological causes of cardiovascular disease?
Sep 20, 2017
Matt Embry and Spotlight Productions. Used with permission.

Seeking safe, effective, economical treatments for MS

Matt and Face2Face host David Peck talk the film 'Living Proof', about the medical community, multiple sclerosis, science and alternative approaches to health, activism and patient-funded research.
Book Review
Jun 30, 2016

How do we care for each other?

Scott Neigh
Author Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay creates thoughtful, readable meditations on practices and systems of medicine in today's world, and on how power pervades them in "A Labour of Liberation."
Feb 24, 2014

There are better options for doctors' pay in B.C.

Vanessa Brcic
In B.C., doctors are paid well, but they are paid by an antiquated compensation model called Fee For Service (FFS), which basically reduces medical visits to a series of billable scenarios.
Jan 19, 2014


Writer and performer TJ Dawe’s newest monologue recounts what happened when he attended a week-long group therapy retreat where participants took the Amazonian psychotropic plant ayahuasca.
Nov 8, 2013

Science, ethics and torture

National security and protection of the nation have been the traditional heavyweight excuses provided by governments that use torture, but there is more behind the justification of unethical methods.
Jul 21, 2013

Labour in the Time of Cholera and Cancer

A recent article examines why deaths from infectious diseases have dropped so dramatically. It says it’s less to do with medicine and more to do with better living and working conditions for workers.
Aug 31, 2011

Bad medicine from advisory panel at CMA annual meeting

Dr. Danielle Martin
Canadian Doctors for Medicare
At the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association an independent advisory panel suggested the government look at more funding options for health care -- like user fees and private funding.
Mar 14, 2011

Halting rising drug costs in Canada

Drug costs are the fastest-rising part of a public system said to be heading for the rocks, but are equally tough on private drug plans, which account for over half of drug spending in Canada.
Mar 26, 2010

Homeopathy preys on the desperate

Eric Mang
If homeopathy wants to be taken seriously, it needs to undergo rigorous scientific testing. Until then, it gives false hope to and rips off the vulnerable.
Mar 26, 2010
If we can make everything we need ourselves then what? What are the legal, corporate, cultural and psychological roadblocks MakerCulture needs to break through to the mainstream?

MakerCulture: What's the new world order?

Savithri Sastri
Colin Schultz
Mark Melnychuk
Julianne Hazlewood
If we can make everything we need ourselves then what? What are the legal, corporate, cultural and psychological roadblocks MakerCulture needs to break through to the mainstream?
Mar 2, 2010
Jeanne finally allows Slande, a volunteer from Florida, to clean and redress her amputation stump at the very busy Hopital d'Etat de la Universite Haiti. Photo: Scott Weinstein

Haiti's wounded long to heal

Scott Weinstein
Amid the rubble, Port-au-Prince is a boomtown for the international aid-relief industry. It would be much better if its people could be allowed to decide how to spend money raised for their relief.


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