Over half of English people gambled last year, survey finds | Society

Health bosses have raised the alarm about the prevalence of gambling after official figures found more than half of people aged 16 or older in England gambled at some point during 2018. The results are contained in the Health Survey for England 2018, which also showed that millions of people are overweight, drink too much alcohol, eat badly or fail to do enough exercise. The survey showed that...

Quebec promises new tobacco, vaping regulations by next spring

The government is warning Quebecers that vaping — with or without nicotine — can be extremely dangerous. Adnan Abidi / REUTERS Quebec Health Minister Danielle McCann has pledged a new series of regulations governing tobacco use and vaping by April of 2020.Public health director Horacio Arruda has been tasked to oversee a committee to create the new rules, McCann said in a communiqué...

Quebec pharmacies facing acute shortage of flu vaccines this year

The flu vaccine — which this year protects against four strains instead of the usual three — is in short supply, so distribution has been limited to those who need it. SunMedia Pharmacies across Quebec are struggling with an acute shortage of the influenza vaccine even as the flu season is shaping up to be a tougher one.Priority has been given to nursing homes and CLSC clinics that...