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Carly Weeks

Carly Weeks
Staff
Health reporter
Toronto

When I was a child, I dreamed of working at The Globe and Mail. So it's pretty special to have recently celebrated 10 years with the paper. I arrived here from Ottawa, where I was a Parliamentary reporter specializing in consumer issues for the now-defunct CanWest News Service. In that role, I naturally gravitated toward the health side of consumer issues: product safety, food recalls, new Health Canada rulings on medications. When I started working at the Globe, I sharpened my focus on health and love that I get to spend my time writing about issues that touch the lives of all Canadians. I'm originally from Sault Ste. Marie, or "The Soo." I even got my first byline at age 15 in the Sault Star as a teen writer! These days, when I'm not writing stories, I'm busy having fun with my husband and one-year-old son.

Years in Journalism

14

Years at The Globe and Mail

11
Latest articles
Judge rules Health Canada cannot withhold clinical trial data
Health Canada recalls blood-pressure drug valsartan after carcinogenic ingredient detected
Health Canada recalls heart drug due to contamination with possible carcinogen
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Class of drugs used as alternative to opioids for back pain are ineffective, have potentially serious side effects: report
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Canadian industry giants fight proposed bill banning junk-food ads targeting children
Ahead of legalization, doctors warn pregnant women of cannabis risks
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Clostridium difficile infections have decreased 36 per cent in Canadian hospitals: study
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Opioid-related deaths soar in British Columbia, Alberta
Ottawa adds opioid painkiller tramadol to controlled narcotics list
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Obstetric trauma due to forceps has increased in Canada: report
Public-health experts applaud New Brunswick’s decision to ban chocolate milk, fruit juice in schools
About half of colorectal cancer cases diagnosed after disease has already spread
Kate Spade’s death proves depression doesn’t just affect the poor, unsuccessful
Urgent change needed to help women facing higher stroke risk: report
Canadian Paediatric Society says doctors should offer IUDs as first-line birth control option for young girls
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Liberal MP’s private-member’s bill would lift restrictions on third-party reproduction
No link between HPV vaccine, increased risk of autoimmune disorders, study finds
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