CBC - Health U.S. health agency's reported word ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender' alarms experts 2017-12-17T10:23:34.000000000-05:00 Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including 'fetus,' 'transgender' and 'science-based.' Joint pain? Don't blame it on the rain 2017-12-16T09:00:00.000000000-05:00 Also in this edition: How media literacy can help combat conspiracy theories; lifestyle vs. drugs in Type 2 diabetes prevention; and plants can actually be sedated. Federal government proposes new monitoring system for medical assistance in dying 2017-12-15T17:34:25.000000000-05:00 The federal government has released proposed new rules for tracking those who request medical assistance in dying and those approved to receive it, in an effort to foster public trust in the new regime. Tentative plea deal reached for Winnipeg-based pharmacy accused of selling counterfeit cancer drugs 2017-12-15T16:11:42.000000000-05:00 The agreement, which still has to be approved by a U.S. district court in Montana, would see Canada Drugs and two subsidiaries plead guilty, pay a $5 million US fine and forfeit $29 million US. 1 death from E. coli after lettuce warning, health officials won't say where 2017-12-15T16:01:54.000000000-05:00 The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that one person has died from E. coli infection but says privacy laws prevent it from saying where. Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife, Honey Sherman, found dead in North York home 2017-12-15T15:54:37.000000000-05:00 Canadian pharmaceutical giant Apotex confirms its founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman, are dead, amid reports that two bodies were found in their Toronto home. Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control 2017-12-15T15:52:57.000000000-05:00 A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Amnesty International joins call for Delilah Saunders to be put on liver transplant list 2017-12-15T12:14:32.000000000-05:00 Supporters of a Labrador Inuk woman denied access to a liver transplant waitlist because of alcohol abuse rallied at Confederation Building in St. John's Friday. Scientists mobilize for a fight over powerful gene-editing technology 2017-12-15T05:00:00.000000000-05:00 A volatile scientific debate is quietly simmering, with echoes of the controversy over genetically modified organisms. The Gates Foundation and the U.S. military are among the groups funding gene drives, a powerful new genetic technology. Organ donation after death on the rise in Canada, helping to ease some waiting lists, study finds 2017-12-14T17:59:32.000000000-05:00 The rate of organ donation after death in Canada has risen by 42 per cent over the last decade, but the number of people donating kidneys or parts of their liver while alive has decreased.