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Freezing frenzy: Cryotherapy makes big promises despite dearth of evidence

CBC - 15 hours 3 min ago

Three minutes in sub-zero temperatures will cost you $65. Cryotherapy is a controversial practice lacking scientific backing, say critics, but believers proclaim its advantages.

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SECOND OPINION | Scary cancer statistic is not personal

CBC - 17 hours 3 min ago

In this week's roundup of interesting and eclectic news in health and medical science, cancer statistics can be misleading, and science suggests forgetting can be good for you.

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Fentanyl spiral: How the guilt and shame of addiction stole a B.C. man's life

CBC - 17 hours 3 min ago

Murray Shaw, a competitive cyclist and respected faculty member at a Vancouver community college, recently died alone in a hotel room, a victim of the growing fentanyl epidemic.

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FluWatch report: May 21 – June 17, 2017 (weeks 21-24)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:04
FluWatch report: May 21 – June 17, 2017 (weeks 21-24) 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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Hajj and Umrah in 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:02
The Hajj is the spiritual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 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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Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 24 ending June 17, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:13
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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Federal government announces funding for midwifery services in Indigenous communities

CBC - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:53

This week Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott announced at the International Confederation of Midwives Congress that the federal government will launch new funding initiatives to improve access to midwifery services in First Nation and Inuit communities.

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Women losing out over hormone therapy fears, some experts say

CBC - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:00

The risk of heart attack, stroke or breast cancer due to hormone replacement therapy has been overstated, and that has scared away some women who could benefit from it, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada said at its annual conference in Ottawa this week.

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With legalization a year away, experts offer tips on minimizing pot harm

CBC - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 05:00

If you're going to use pot, you probably shouldn't smoke it. That's just one tip from experts who have examined the scientific research and come up with 10 new guidelines for lowering the risks from cannabis use.

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Opioid abusers could be 'doctor shopping' with pets, vet warns

CBC - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:00

The association that represents veterinarians in Nova Scotia is trying to find a way to increase controls around opioids and crack down on owners using their pets' medication.

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Alberta Health Services worker suspended for texting racial slur about Indigenous school principal

CBC - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:56

An Alberta Health Services employee has been suspended after using a racial slur to refer to a Kainai Board of Education school principal in a text message.

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Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age

CBC - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:02

There are no proven ways to stave off mental decline or dementia, but a new report says there are hints that exercise, controlling blood pressure and some forms of brain training might offer help.

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Six burning summer questions, answered

Globe and Mail - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:51
Summer is full of weird and wonderful mysteries, so before it gets too hot to think, Globe reporters dug up some answers
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U.S. rejects UN call for access to safe abortions

CBC - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:54

The United States on Thursday rejected a Canada-led United Nations resolution on eliminating violence against women because it called for access to safe abortion for all women in countries where the procedure is legal.

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Doctors 'gun shy' to prescribe opioids to patients in pain, say experts

CBC - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:00

A Windsor, Ont., woman says her family doctor has retired and now she can't find a doctor to renew her opioid prescriptions.

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Alcohol responsible for more hospital admissions than heart attacks last year: report

CBC - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:01

There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 23, 2017: June 4 to June 10, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:27
Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 23, 2017: June 4 to June 10, 2017 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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Children's weight, physical activity linked to parents: report

CBC - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:41

The more active you are, the more active your kids will be, thereby reducing their chances of becoming overweight or obese and developing related health conditions.

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling may hurt claims of talc link to cancer

CBC - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:39

Juries have awarded more than $300 million US to women who claimed they got ovarian cancer from using talcum powder. Those decisions, and future cases, could be moot due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week.

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Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof: EU court

CBC - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:58

​The European Union's highest court ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.

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