Health

Published On: January 16, 2020
Climate change. Unpredictable harvests. Barn fires. Farmers face constant threats to their livelihood — and that can take a psychological toll.
Published On: January 15, 2020
When smallpox hit Toronto a century ago, the city’s medical officer of health ordered a general vaccination — triggering protests, court cases, and dire warnings of mutilations, syphilis, and death. 
Published On: January 14, 2020
Author Catherine Gildiner talks about her latest book, "Good Morning, Monster."
Published On: January 08, 2020
Cathy Crowe talks to Steve Paikin about her book, "A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse."
Published On: January 07, 2020
Kyle MacDonald and Jeffrey Gallant just wanted to raise some money for mental-health services. They ended up starting a non-profit called Capitalize for Kids instead.
Published On: December 12, 2019
ANALYSIS: Providing proper support for Ontarians who need in-patient care will mean creating housing and home-care options. Is this government willing to act?
Published On: December 10, 2019
ANALYSIS: The province will cover the cost of your appointment with a psychiatrist. But what happens when you have to wait a year or travel for hours to see one?
Published On: December 10, 2019
ANALYSIS: Thousands of Ontarians seek care and don’t receive it. Thousands either can’t access or can’t afford it. TVO.org examines the issues facing our mental-health system.
Published On: November 28, 2019
Catherin McKercher discusses her book, "Shut Away: When Down Syndrome was a Life Sentence."
Published On: November 07, 2019
The abortion drug Mifegymiso was approved by Health Canada in 2015, but many doctors are still reluctant to prescribe it. Here’s how one organization is trying to address the issue.
Published On: November 06, 2019
Abortion isn’t illegal, but that doesn’t mean it’s accessible. TVO.org talks to three organizations working to increase access to the procedure.
Published On: November 05, 2019
In Ontario, there are no legal restrictions to accessing abortion — but observers say that shame, fear, and a lack of information can be as much of an impediment as any statute.
Published On: November 04, 2019
The Agenda discusses the problem of mental-health issues in policing and what can be done to prevent suicide.
Published On: November 04, 2019
The report of the Ontario Autism Program Advisory Panel are now public. What are the new recommendations for autism funding in the province?
Published On: October 30, 2019
Discrimination. Burnout. Depression. Female physicians in Canada face considerable challenges — and we’re all paying the price.
Published On: October 28, 2019
The Agenda welcomes journalist and author Anna Mehler Paperny to discuss her book, "Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me."
Published On: October 24, 2019
OPINION: Can Canadians expect a pharmacare plan? How will Ottawa tackle the opioid crisis? Here’s what we’re likely to see from the new government.
Published On: October 17, 2019
The Agenda discusses controversy around the effectiveness of mammograms.