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Code Orange: How Toronto's Sunnybrook hospital knew how to handle Monday's van attack

CBC - 5 hours 38 min ago

News of mass casualties in the wake of Toronto's van attack on Monday sent Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre into a "Code Orange," with trauma nurses and doctors mobilizing to treat the bulk of casualties involved.

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'Naps aren't just for babies:' ridesharing industry fights fatigue risks

CBC - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:19

Some ridesharing companies now require rest periods after extended driving shifts, but it can be difficult to enforce and doesn't sufficiently address driver safety, U.S. sleep medicine society says.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 15, 2018: April 8 to April 14, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:18
In Canada, no new case of measles or rubella were reported in week 15, 2018. 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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Measles in Venezuela

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:31
Since June 2017, Venezuela has reported over 1000 confirmed cases of measles. Cases have been reported in the following states: Apure, Anzoategui, Bolivar, the Capital District, Delta Amacuro, Miranda, Monagas, Vargas and Zulia. The majority of cases have been reported in the state of Bolivar. 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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Canadians must hold government accountable in Nunavut's tuberculosis outbreak

CBC - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 05:00

Dr. Sarah Giles, a freelance journalist and family physician, says Canadians and the media need to pay more attention to the tuberculosis outbreak in Nunavut.

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'Something is better than nothing': Exercise helps ward off depression

CBC - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:59

Regardless of your age or where you live, physical activity can reduce the risk of depression later in life, according to a large analysis of scientific research.

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Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea tea recalled for potential salmonella

CBC - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:28

No contamination has been found in the product and no illnesses have been reported, company says.

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For elderly, opioids tied to higher risk of fall-related injuries and deaths

CBC - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:23

Opioid use linked to increased risk of falls and death in older adults

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Measles in Europe

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:40
The list of countries was updated to include Albania. 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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'An unspoken injury of war:' U.S. surgeons perform extensive penis transplant

CBC - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:07

Johns Hopkins University surgeons rebuilt man's entire pelvic region, transplanting a penis, scrotum and part of the abdominal wall from a deceased donor after 'an unspoken injury of war.'

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Woman removed from Air Canada flight after crew wrongly believed her rash was contagious

CBC - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:04

An Edmonton woman visiting Halifax says she was removed from an Air Canada flight after the crew wrongly assumed she had a contagious disease.

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'It's limitless:' Paralyzed toddler moves from homemade wheelchair to treadmill

CBC - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:30

Evelyn Moore sings the alphabet song as her tiny running shoes plunk down on the treadmill.

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Probing your DNA could trigger future privacy violations

CBC - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:00

In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal, experts are warning about the potential dangers of handing over your genetic code to private international corporations.

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Paying surrogates in Canada could present new problems for parents-to-be, experts say

CBC - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 03:00

Being a surrogate is legal in Canada, but the logistics and legalities of the practice are much different than they are elsewhere and in need of updating, families and medical experts say.

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Doctors must get better at diagnosing patients with darker skin: dermatologists

CBC - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:45

About a month ago, a frustrated Emma Schmidt turned to Google for help. The 28-year-old Regina teacher was tired of the acne-related dark spots on her face.

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Effects and risks of ayahuasca, the hallucinogen sought after by Canadians travelling to the Amazon

CBC - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:06

Here's a look at the psychedelic effects, and the risks, of a hallucinogen that has been sought after by some Canadians who have travelled to the Amazon to ingest the drug.

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One-stop clinic for veterans coming to Ottawa

CBC - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:00

For 25 years Steve Nolan served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Now he's helping recently-retired veterans navigate the health-care system.

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Doctors call on Ottawa to launch criminal investigation into opioid marketing in Canada

CBC - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:05

On Friday, a group of Canadian doctors and opioid researchers sent a letter to the Attorney General of Canada and to Health Canada demanding a criminal investigation into the marketing of opioids to Canadian doctors.

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Health Canada's 'fake news?' — It's not fake but it's not news either

CBC - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 07:00

Health Canada writing about itself is not fake because it's fact-based, but it's also not 'news,' journalism professor says.

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Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors

CBC - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 03:00

All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say.

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