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Artist Leonardo da Vinci likely had an 'advantageous' eye disorder

CBC - 10 hours 1 min ago

Based on Leonardo da Vinci's work, there is evidence that the artist had strabismus — a condition that affects about three percent of the population and is usually detected at birth. One eye is straight, while the other eye can drift.

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Health officials investigate salmonella outbreak in 5 provinces

CBC - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 16:16

Public health officials in five provinces are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has affected 45 individuals, some of whom ate cucumbers, although other sources are being investigated.

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'I can't do this alone': Kids from Northern Quebec still taking medevac flights without parents

CBC - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 14:14

Parents of a six-year-old Waswanipi boy, who was taken on a medevac flight to Montreal on his own in August, described the trauma their son experienced at Quebec's inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people.

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What exactly are you inhaling when you vape?

CBC - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 08:00

With the popularity of Juul and other trendy vaping products, researchers are becoming more interested in how long-term exposure to flavouring chemicals affects our lungs.

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Clean your bong, pass it along and other expert tips on cannabis etiquette

CBC - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 03:00

Emily Post might not have been thinking about cannabis when she wrote down the rules of etiquette, but that doesn't mean you should throw manners to the wind if you dabble in legal weed.

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FluWatch report: October 7, 2018 to October 13, 2018 (Week 41)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:09
Influenza activity remains at interseasonal levels across the country. 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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Study of U.S. hospital figures links pot use with increased risk of stroke

CBC - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:39

New research is being presented at a conference in Montreal today linking recreational cannabis use with an increased risk of stroke.

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Quebec Inuit leaders plead for mental health support in wake of youth suicides

CBC - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00

In Nunavik, Quebec's expansive northern region dotted by remote fly-in Inuit villages, most residents are connected to at least one, if not several of the young people who have recently ended their own lives.

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Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising

CBC - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00

Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. Here's what you need to know about this year's - and what kind of flu season 2018-19 is shaping up to be.

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Uganda at 'big risk' for Ebola spreading from neighbouring Congo, officials say

CBC - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:00

The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency but has called for an "intensified" response.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 41 – ending October 13, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:51
The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These data are also summarized in the weekly FluWatch report. 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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Exercise during pregnancy can reduce risk of major complications, research finds

CBC - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:00

If you exercise while pregnant, you could decrease your chances of developing a major complication by 25 per cent, according to new University of Alberta-led research.

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Low-cost Calgary IVF clinic took advantage of the 'vulnerable and desperate,' woman says

CBC - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:15

Effortless IVF bills itself as a more affordable alternative to traditional in vitro fertilization, but has been without a full-time doctor since it opened, prompting complaints of delays, confusion and frustration.

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New federal asbestos ban includes controversial exemptions

CBC - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 03:00

New regulations designed to ban asbestos will go into effect by the end of this year, however an analysis of the final rules introduced Wednesday reveals they have been watered down from what the federal government originally proposed.

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Rise in cases of rare polio-like illness in U.S. children, officials say

CBC - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:13

Waves of the mysterious condition that causes muscle weakness seems to appear every other year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Canada's giant public health 'experiment' with legalized cannabis begins

CBC - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:00

Experts say making marijuana legal will help yield much needed insight into the drug's health effects — both positive and negative.

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Abbott Nutrition recalls meal replacements including Ensure Plus for possible bacterial contamination

CBC - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:10

Abbott Nutrition is recalling a number of canned nutritional beverages due to possible bacterial contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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Canadian Blood Services mulling shorter wait time for gay donors

CBC - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:00

As Canadian Blood Services considers further reducing the wait time for gay men giving blood to three months after having sex, some experts say labelling an entire group of people as high risk isn't the best way to protect the blood supply.

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Study shows HPV vaccination does not cause riskier sexual behaviour among teens

CBC - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:22

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows teenage girls in B.C. are waiting longer to have sex and are more likely to use contraception than they were before the HPV vaccine was made available in public schools in 2008.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report —September 16 to 22 (Week 38)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:34
As of September 22 2018, 216 human cases associated with WNV in Canada has been reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) 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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