TORONTO — Digitally savvy Canadians who make up the Google Generation are on the leading edge of a transformation in the health-care system that will see a greater reliance on technology, including how doctors interact with their patients, a survey commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association suggests.
The Ipsos survey, released Tuesday, shows that young adults aged 18 to 34 are frequent users of the health-care system, reporting an average of at least 11 visits to a physician each year, as well as being the most eager adopters of technology to manage their own health.
VANCOUVER – A wildlife biologist says an ailing female killer whale off the West Coast of Washington state is “slogging along” with her pod, but is at times unable to keep up.
A veterinarian was able to dart J50 with a broad-spectrum antibiotic on Thursday, but Brad Hanson, a U.S. government fisheries biologist, said she still appears tired and was even moving backwards with the current when she was seen on the weekend.
CHARLOTTETOWN – The Liberal government has no plans to resurrect the controversial long-gun registry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Monday as Canadians struggled to come to terms with a deadly shooting last week that killed four people, including two police officers.
Trudeau, who spent the day visiting Prince Edward Island as part of an ongoing tour of Atlantic Canada, found himself fielding the same questions that often follow such tragedies — including whether Ottawa is prepared to consider additional restrictions on firearms.