1st patient in Quebec gets approval from Health Canada for magic mushroom therapy

When Thomas Hartle indulges in a session of psilocybin treatment, the end-of-life anxiety, distractions and noises associated with his terminal colon cancer go away."Before the treatment, it's like you're sitting in your car. It's summer. You have your windows down, You're stuck...

Quebec lost almost $1B on COVID-19 protective equipment: auditor general

Quebec's unpreparedness and its delayed reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the province losing almost $1 billion in its procurement of personal protective equipment, the auditor general said Wednesday.The government waited too long and then rushed into purchasing items...

Quebec to lift indoor mask mandate on May 14

Quebec will be officially lifting its indoor mask mandate on May 14, the province's interim director of public health announced Wednesday.Dr. Luc Boileau said that hospitalizations and staff absences in the health-care system were on the decline, which informed his recommendation. The...

As Quebec election looms, Legault steps away from pandemic spotlight

After nearly two years as the public face of the province's COVID-19 response, François Legault has pulled a U-turn.Since Feb. 1, the Quebec government has held a total of 15 news conferences about COVID-19. The premier has attended only two of...

Moderna facility in Montreal area expected to produce 100 million vaccine doses by 2024

The American pharmaceutical giant Moderna confirmed Friday that it has chosen the greater Montreal area as the location for its new biomanufacturing plant — the company's first outside of the United States.The $180-million facility is expected to produce 100 million doses...

Medical students learn to build a patient’s trust. But how often does that really happen?

This column is an opinion by Leah Sarah Peer, a medical student in Montreal. For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ.Navigating the health-care system was not new to me. But waiting with my sister for more...

Quebec, we know you’re getting together this weekend. Here’s how to try to stay COVID-free

More than two years and six waves later, it's safe to say Quebecers are fed up with this pandemic. And with the long weekend upon us, a lot of people will be planning to gather with friends and family, especially those who...

I was an overwhelmed family doctor. So at age 45, I called it quits

This First Person article is the experience of Dr. Marc Cotran, who until last month was a family physician in Montreal. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.On April Fool's Day, I turned in my...

As Quebec’s most vulnerable get 4th dose, expert says everyone else should at least have 3rd

After 75-year-old Robert Lemieux battled cancer, he and his wife aren't taking any chances.  He got his fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday."I'm here because I believe in having as many vaccines as possible," he said with a...

How McGill University is using wastewater testing to get a handle on COVID-19 outbreaks

Every day, in a lab inside McGill's Macdonald Engineering Building, the urine and feces of students is being tested for COVID-19. Since September, the university has been testing wastewater coming from its student residences to get a better sense of the scale of...
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