It can prevent cervical cancer. So why aren’t more women getting the HPV vaccine for free?

Gillian Cameron of London, Ont., is calling on the province to provide better access for women, after she learned a doctor-recommended vaccine aimed at preventing cervical and other cancers would cost her $600 for the full three-dose schedule.Ontario's program for...

‘Granny dumping’ troubles Ontario doctor who sees it most over the holidays

An Ontario emergency room doctor is drawing attention to what's seen as a troubling trend known as "granny dumping," calling it a cry for help from families struggling to care for elderly relatives."Granny dumping is an international ER [emergency room] event where...

Nursing applications are way up at Western, but there’s no room for more students

As Western University continues to wait for government funding to expand its nursing program, applications to the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing were up by 20 per cent this past year, driving up competition at a time when nurses are burned out...

Program giving out free cannabis to help opioid users in London, Ont., met with skepticism

Every Tuesday, Mary McCarty and a group of volunteers sets up a small table outside a London, Ont., church to hand out free cannabis and cannabis edibles to a line of people that often runs well down the block. She's part of a...

Long-term care home in London, Ont., charged for unsafe work conditions after nurse’s COVID-19 death

A London nursing home faces charges under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act after a registered nurse died from COVID-19 and many others were infected early into the pandemic. Court documents obtained by CBC News show Kensington Village is accused of...

Funeral homes pivot to offer rooms for medically assisted deaths

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in the spring of 2020, London, Ont., funeral home owner Paul Needham started to receive a new kind of service request from families. At first it was a few calls, but then as the lockdowns...

Parents anxious as dispute between optometrists, Ontario government drags on

As a dispute between optometrists and the Ontario government drags on, parents of children whose eyesight is deteriorating are getting worried.Since watching her son Jack, 15, play indoor soccer this fall, Jo-Anne Bishop of London, Ont., is convinced he's having trouble with his depth...

Canadian Blood Services now allows some gay, bisexual men to donate plasma in Calgary, London, Ont.

Canadian Blood Services is taking the first steps to allowing gay and bisexual men who have sex with men — which it calls the gbMSM community — to donate blood plasma, which is starting in two test cities: Calgary, Alta., and London, Ont.It...