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'Double-edged sword:' Teens' long-term cannabis use tied to higher depression risk

CBC - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:54

Young people who use cannabis face greater long-term risk of developing depression and thinking of suicide, a McGill University-led review of published studies suggests.

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Will self-driving cars be a boon or bane for people with vision impairment?

CBC - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:34

CNIB, TSB project underway now to give feedback to developers, government while tech being created

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Mom admits lapse in not taking kids who ate pot-infused chocolate to hospital earlier

CBC - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:00

A Brandon, Man., mom whose two children were taken to hospital long after eating part of a cannabis-infused chocolate bar says she would have handled the situation differently had she known the outcome.

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'I'm in shock': Toronto police rule out charges after 30 women accuse former RCMP doctor of sexual assault

CBC - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:00

Toronto police sex crimes investigators say there are “no grounds” to lay criminal charges against a former RCMP doctor. That’s despite 30 women alleging they were sexually assaulted during mandatory medical exams in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Safety review of breast implants reopened after Implant Files stories

CBC - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:12

Health Canada is reopening its safety review of breast implants after more Canadian women were identified with symptoms of a rare cancer. The department has received reports of 22 confirmed cases and another 22 suspected cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

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Counterfeit medicines, from headache pills to cancer drugs, have become a multibillion-dollar problem

CBC - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:27

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: counterfeit drugs that have little medicinal value, and in some cases can harm, are a major problem worldwide.

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Keep the volume down! UN issues guidelines for audio devices

CBC - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:41

Nearly half of all people aged 12 to 35, or 1.1 billion people, are at risk of hearing loss due to 'prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds,' WHO says.

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Rising gunfire in Ottawa must end, trauma director urges

CBC - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:05

Gun violence is on the rise in Ottawa and it's time for substantial legislative change to stop it, says the Ottawa Hospital's director of medical trauma.

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See inside a Caracas hospital, where frustrated workers care for desperate patients

CBC - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 05:48

In Venezuela, food isn't the only thing that's hard to come by. Hospitals are struggling to meet the needs of patients as even basic medications and supplies are hard to come by.

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Mounties dial back warnings about dangers of fentanyl exposure for police

CBC - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 04:00

The RCMP are reviewing how their members should handle fentanyl following new reports that downplay the risks faced by frontline officers exposed to the drug.

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Doctors snooped on Humboldt Broncos' records, privacy commissioner finds

CBC - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 17:27

Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner has found seven people inappropriately gained access to electronic health records of Humboldt Broncos team members involved in a bus crash last April.

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Youth smoking decline stalls in U.S. — and vaping may be to blame

CBC - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:26

The increasing popularity of vaping is thought to be undoing years of progress in youth tobacco control efforts, a report by the U.S. CDC suggests.

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FDA rebukes 17 firms for selling Alzheimer's drugs illegally

CBC - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:51

FDA sent 12 warning letters and five advisory letters earlier this month to companies the regulator said are selling dozens of products that contain unapproved drugs or make illegal claims for treating Alzheimer’s and other serious ailments.

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Nearly 20 years of migraines and the pain is still surprising

CBC - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 16:15

Can't see, can't speak, can't stop throwing up. The glamorous life of a woman with chronic migraines, writes Stephanie Tobin.

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Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad

CBC - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 11:11

Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen who were in urgent need of treatment abroad died on Saturday after attempts to take them out of the war-ravaged country failed.

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Betty's and Nancy's Fancy baked goods recalled due to possible mice contamination

CBC - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 09:35

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall for Betty brand and Nancy's Fancy Yummy in the Tummy brand bakery products.

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U.S. PhRMA's fight to prevent lower Canadian drug prices

CBC - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 09:00

The powerful U.S. pharmaceutical lobby group PhRMA has joined in the fight to stop Canada's drug price reforms that were supposed to come into force last month.

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'We're holding up a floodgate': B.C. fights off superbugs brought home by medical tourists

CBC - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 08:00

Health officials warn travellers about the risk of contracting drug-resistant infections abroad after two confirmed cases of an emerging superbug were found at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C.

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'You're a robot going through the motions,' says nurse who quit N.L. health centre over widespread stresses

CBC - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 05:30

A senior nurse hopes her resignation last month from the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., because of stressful shortstaffing and other situations sends a strong message to her former employer.

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Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings

CBC - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:20

Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life.

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