200,000 People Without Insurance May Apply for Free H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs

With donated drugs and services provided by major pharmacy chains, 200,000 uninsured Americans will gain access to H.I.V.-preventive medicines at no cost, the Trump administration announced on Tuesday. The announcement, by Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, essentially explained how the government plans to distribute drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. The medicines were promised in […]

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Montreal woman upset over treatment of brother at long-term care facility

Alma Gibbs frequently visits her older brother at the long-term care residence in the LaSalle hospital. Last week, Gibbs says she witnessed a “deplorable sight,” as her 72-year-old brother’s hands were tied to the hospital gurney. According to medical malpractice lawyer Patrick Martin-Ménard, as a general rule, any restraining methods have to be exceptional and minimal and for good reasons. […]

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Liver, potatoes and Vitamin D: the weird history of Canada’s Food Guide

Canada’s new food guide emphasizes plant-based meals and cooking at home, but it’s the latest in a long line of dietary guidelines as prescribed by the federal government. The food guide has its roots in the 1940s, with Canada’s Official Food Rules – it wasn’t softened to “guide” until the 1960s – which had to take wartime rationing into account. […]

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