Donor-conceived people need to know their medical history

The first international Genetic Identity Day comes just as Health Canada seeks to prevent people from knowing their genetic identity

Donor-conceived people need to know their medical historyBy Juliet Guichon, Barry Stevens and Ian Mitchell People have a moral right know their medical, social and cultural history, and the identity of their genetic parents. And this right applies to those who have been adopted or conceived by egg and sperm that were either sold or given. This moral right is marked in…

Leave the Assisted Human Reproduction Act alone

The Act laudably puts children’s interests - rather than adult needs - first. It’s time we all did

Leave the Assisted Human Reproduction Act aloneBy Juliet Guichon, Barry Stevens and Ian Mitchell Troy Media contributors The federal Assisted Human Reproduction Act is under attack by people who want to make it legal to buy ova, sperm and gestational capacity. Demand for babies is higher than supply and those who earn a living through the transactions aren’t happy. Incorrectly claiming…

Parliament debating legislation to curb genetic discrimination

While genome analysis can alter the very practice of medicine, there is a fear it can be used to discriminate on the ground of genetic characteristics

Parliament debating legislation to curb genetic discriminationBy Paul Boucher and Juliet Guichon Contributors Troy Media CALGARY, Alta. March 8, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Doctors are frequently demoralized when they believe their patient has a treatable disease or condition but the patient won’t take the diagnostic test. For example, patients suspected of being HIV positive have refused the diagnostic blood test because they…

Supreme Court has spoken on assisted dying Mr. Trudeau

Trudeau government attempts to squirm out of implementing Supreme Court ruling on assisted dying for a suffering few

Supreme Court has spoken on assisted dying Mr. Trudeau//  supreme court  supreme court [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/supreme-court-has-spoken-on-assisted-dying-mr-trudeau/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on the Supreme Court and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/health-suicide/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]assisted dying[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Jan. 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - In an odd twist of Canadian history and fate, a British Columbia lawyer is defending the Supreme Court…

Anti HPV vaccine article troubling and disappointing

The risks associated with HPV infection much greater than the risks associated with vaccination

Anti HPV vaccine article troubling and disappointingAnti HPV vaccine article troubling and disappointing FREE to subscribers TORONTO OUT By Juliet Guichon University of Calgary and Dr. Rupert Kaul University of Toronto CALGARY, AB, and TORONTO, ON, Feb 17, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The HPV (Human papilloma virus) vaccine was created to prevent an infection that causes cancer. That is pretty exciting.…

Assisted suicide ruling changes Canada, forever

Legislating physician-assisted suicide is bound to be difficult, but there are ways to mitigate any adverse consequences

Assisted suicide ruling changes Canada, foreverAssisted suicide ruling changes Canada, forever is FREE to members TORONTO OUT By Juliet Guichon Christopher Doig and Ian Mitchell Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary CALGARY, AB, Feb 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision on assisted suicide last Friday means that, soon, doctors (and only doctors) may…