Page Updated: Friday, December 13, 2019 5:40 PM ET

CBC News - Health

Canada's guidelines say most women in their 40s don't need a mammogram. This breast cancer survivor disagrees - Currently, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) doesn't recommend a mammogram for women aged 40 to 49 if they don't have any pre-existing factors that put them at risk of breast cancer. Some experts and breast cancer survivors worry that women are getting the wrong message. Radio - White Coat - Black Art - | December 13

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'It's saving lives:' How Ottawa and a First Nations organization found common ground on fighting suicide - Jorge Barrera - Indigenous - | December 13

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Speedier airport screening, universal pharmacare: Trudeau hands cabinet ministers their to-do lists - Kathleen Harris - Politics - | December 13 - |

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Blind student says Laurentian University suggested he 'leave the guide dog at home' Canada - Sudbury - | December 13 - |

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'No one should be embarrassed to call 988 for a mental health emergency,' U.S. advocate says - When it becomes operational, calling 988 will allow people in the U.S. to access a suicide prevention hotline. Health - | December 13

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3rd B.C. seniors home owned by Chinese company fails standard of care, placed under health authority control - Selkirk Seniors Village is now the third care home in B.C. privately owned by Chinese company Anbang to have day-to-day operations taken over because of serious and ongoing problems. Karin Larsen - Canada - British Columbia - | December 13 - |

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Ontario passes bill to join opioid class-action lawsuit launched by B.C. The province passed legislation late Wednesday allowing it to join the British Columbia-led suit, which alleges that drug manufacturers falsely marketed opioids as less addictive than other pain drugs. Canada - Toronto - | December 12 - |

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Nearly 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016, federal advisory body says -- Health -- |

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Photos -- Infections you can catch from your pet and how to prevent them -- Health

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This woman's waited for surgery so long she missed her daughter's wedding and her grandchild's birth -- Lisa Xing -- |

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Baby boomer bulge pushes percentage of seniors in B.C. higher, report says -- |

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Ambulance system review won't be made public anytime soon -- Michael Gorman -- |

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'Dad should have been in personal care': Elderly patient was transferred 5 times in 4 months before his death -- Janice Grant -- |

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Quebec pools recruit Cubans, train retirees to address acute lifeguard shortage -- |

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By Chance: Switched at birth, they were brought together again by coincidence -- Mark Quinn -- |

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Can't get hemodialysis at home, Yukon man opts to forgo treatment to put pressure on health authorities -- Steve Silva -- |

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New Brunswick to move youth mental health centre to Moncton from Campbellton -- Shane Magee -- |

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'I got accepted for 2024': B.C. nurse outraged with 4-year wait to upgrade credentials -- Belle Puri -- |

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Twice, he went to the ER with stomach pain. Both times, doctors missed Stage 4 cancer and sent him home -- Rhianna Schmunk -- |

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Audio -- 'I cried over every page': Edmonton author pens 'pre-dementia love letter' to her daughters -- |

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Ontario's chief coroner reviewing 132 cases where coroners investigated deaths of former patients -- Nicole Brockbank -- |

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Doctor says Alberta's proposed funding changes will result in '10-minute medicine' -- Sarah Rieger -- |

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Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says - Health - | December 10

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Opioids are poisoning prisons, prompting fears of 'weaponization,' study suggests - Wallis Snowdon - Canada - Edmonton - | December 10

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Female doctors fill Toronto church with song in honour of Dr. Elana Fric - Canada - Toronto - | December 10

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Alternate payment model is saving province millions at two Alberta clinics -- Jennifer Lee -- |

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Yorkton family worries after city left without pediatrician -- Ethan Williams -- |

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Video - This new shelter hopes to give addicts with no home and no support a fighting chance - Colin Butler - Canada - London - | December 10 - |

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