Health & Fitness
Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine from reporter Kelly Crowe and CBC Health.
Scientists have pinpointed the genetic mutation that enabled the deadly H7N9 bird flu to spread to humans.
When Dan Logan’s gastroenterologist asked him to have his next colonoscopy broadcast live on Facebook, he agreed right away. His mother had died of colon cancer and he thought it was the “right thing to do.”
Quebec will consider broadening its criteria for doctor-assisted death, including the possibility of allowing patients with dementia to provide advance consent to end their lives, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says.
Newfoundland and Labrador is looking at reforming how organ donation is done but the health minister says it's unlikely the province will adopt a system that assumes everyone is a donor unless they choose to opt out.
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