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SECOND OPINION | Over-the-counter medicine could be affecting your mood

CBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:36

You're probably reaching for them when you have a headache or when that old knee injury flares up. But over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be affecting your thoughts and emotions, too.

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Sudbury patient kept in hospital bathroom for 13 days, MPP says

CBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:30

A Sudbury Ont., man recently spent almost two weeks in a hospital bathroom while being treated for a back injury, according to a local member of provincial parliament.

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'Nothing was helping': U of C infant sleep study made big difference for Calgary mom

CBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:06

If you have a five-month-old baby, sleep might be a rare luxury in your home, and Rachel Farrar knows that all too well.

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Pacemakers, defibrillators are potentially hackable

CBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:56

The increasing popularity of devices using software and wireless communications has created a rising risk that hackers might reprogram devices to make them work improperly, cardiologists say.

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Canadian marijuana use more than doubles over 30-year period, StatsCan says

CBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:26

Cannabis consumption has more than doubled among Canadians 15 and older over a 30-year span, according to a new Statistics Canada report.

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B.C. scientist suspects Sea-to-Sky, North Shore could be home to high-risk radon

CBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:00

SFU public health researcher Anne-Marie Nicol suspects residents on Vancouver's North Shore and the Sea-to-Sky corridor are at risk of radon exposure.

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Chemo's no obstacle for this boy and his bot

CBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 04:00

When 11-year-old Hugo Roy can't go to school because he's undergoing chemotherapy, a robot attends class for him.

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Kidney Foundation gets dozens of calls in response to family's plea for organ donors

CBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:46

The head of the Kidney Foundation in Calgary says the family that put up billboards seeking donors is helping everyone waiting for a transplant.

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Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

CBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:46

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles.

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This Ontario town is home to 8,000 residents — and 18 family doctors

CBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:00

From matchmaking to babysitting, the physician recruiter in Goderich, Ont., went to elaborate lengths to convince doctors to move to the small town.

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'We are unable to conduct safe obstetric care': Pregnant women urged to leave town to deliver

CBC - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:00

The closure of maternity wards in rural communities across Canada has forced some women to travel hundreds of kilometres and pay thousands of dollars to deliver their babies.

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Numerous Sisu vitamins recalled because of glass fragments

CBC - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:00

Vitamins produced by a B.C. company are being recalled because they may contain small pieces of glass.

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'More than just a skin blemish': Calgary-led study indicates new acne diagnoses linked to depression risk

CBC - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:32

In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients' risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 per cent compared to the general population, according to a new study.

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'We've got a problem here': B.C. civil liberties group concerned doctor fingerprinted to prove his identity

CBC - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 04:00

A civil liberties association and doctors group in B.C. raise concerns after a doctor with a name similar to a sex offender's was ordered to be fingerprinted to prove his identity. The doctor predicts it'll become standard practice for doctors and nurses — a suspicion the RCMP appears to confirm in an email to CBC News.

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Public health officials warn of possible measles exposure on Air Canada flight

CBC - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:56

Public health officials west of Toronto say they've confirmed a case of the measles in a baby who returned home on a flight from Switzerland.

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Following the money between patient groups and Big Pharma

CBC - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:00

More than two dozen patient groups want to stop Health Canada from trying to cut prescription drug prices in Canada, arguing that lower prices could be bad for patients. Their message echoes the one from the pharmaceutical industry lobby group Innovative Medicines Canada.

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Why it's been such a tough flu season for kids

CBC - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:09

More children are ending up in hospital for flu-related illnesses as two types of influenza hit Canada at once, according to a new report. This week's FluWatch report from the Public Health Agency of Canada says that overall flu activity is at its peak levels. Several flu viruses are circulating, including a type called influenza B that tends to hit children hard.

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Edmonton dentist guilty of unprofessional conduct in case that left girl brain-damaged

CBC - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:28

An Edmonton dentist whose five-year-old patient suffered a permanent brain injury is guilty of failing to provide appropriate care during treatment in his office that involved anesthesia, the Alberta Dental Association and College has ruled.

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FluWatch report: February 4 to February 10, 2018 (week 6)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:50
Overall, influenza activity in Canada remains at peak levels. Activity is starting to slow down in some parts of the country, but at the national level, several indicators of influenza circulation increased in week 06. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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Cholera in Haiti and Dominican Republic

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:29
Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection that is caused by ingesting food or water that has been contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. Material on this Web site was produced and/or compiled by the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the Government of Canada.
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