The federal government is hoping improve bone health among Canadians through an announcement made in Hamilton.
Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announcing seven million dollars in funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
2.4 million of that will allow McMaster's Dr. Joy MacDermid to study new ways to better manage patients with wrist fractures.
The rest of the funding will allow a Toronto doctor to seek new ways to identify bone loss in gum disease and allow a BC doctor to investigate new drugs to promote bone regeneration.
The projects are funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
The federal health minister's announcement was briefly interrupted.
A pair of local health care providers stood up to protest recent cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program.
They calmly and rather politely claimed the cuts are putting the health and lives of patients at risk and are calling for an immediate moratorium on the cuts.
Aglukkaq responded to their concerns at the end of the news conference by telling them she believes cutting health benefits to individuals rejected entry to the country is fair and what Canadian taxpayers would expect.
She added that she doesn't think many Canadians were even aware that for years, those rejected entry were covered by tax dollars.