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What should universal pharmacare look like? Advisory council turns to B.C. citizens for answers

CBC - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:32

A collaborative study by UBC and Statistics Canada, published earlier this year, found more than 700,000 Canadians skipped food purchases in 2016 to pay for prescription medications.

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Bayer shares plunge after Roundup hit with $289M lawsuit over cancer link

CBC - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:31

Bayer shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Monday, losing about $14 billion in value, after newly acquired Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages in the first of possibly thousands of U.S. lawsuits over alleged links between a weedkiller and cancer.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 31, 2018: July 29 to August 4 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:35
In Canada, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in week 31, 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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Sask. AIDS worker calls for more drug pipes to combat high HIV rates

CBC - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:30

An AIDS support worker in Saskatchewan says pipes should be more available to drug users if the province wants to reduce HIV rates that are among the highest in North America.

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Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave

CBC - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 03:00

The Liberal government is moving soon on its plan to give federally-regulated workers paid time off to deal with the trauma and turmoil of domestic violence.

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Celebrity hype about vaginal rejuvenation confuses proven treatment with puffed up promises

CBC - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 03:00

Vaginal laser therapy is being touted as a fix-all for both medical and cosmetic procedures, in no small part due to celebrity preening about its miraculousness.

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5 things nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer suggests might have stopped her killing

CBC - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 03:00

A public inquiry into the state of long-term care in Ontario has been ongoing since June to determine how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to murder eight patients in her care and what can be done to prevent similar crimes in the future. Before the inquiry began, the ex-nurse was asked what she thinks could have stopped or slowed her killing spree.

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New dads show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say

CBC - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 03:00

Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones.

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Monsanto ordered to pay $289M US in California Roundup lawsuit over cancer claims

CBC - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:13

A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million US in damages.

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Public Health Notice Update: Outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:29
This notice has been updated to include 21 additional cases of Salmonella that have been added to the ongoing outbreak investigations. 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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Ebola vaccine available, but latest outbreak in Congo hard to contain, WHO says

CBC - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:48

Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to manage, the World Health Organization's chief says.

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HIV/AIDS groups fear federal funding shift could lead to higher rates

CBC - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:36

The head of the Canadian AIDS Society fears HIV rates will continue to rise because of a shift in federal funding towards prevention instead of treatment and support.

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Women in northern and rural Sask. travel nearly 900 km to give birth

CBC - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:00

For some women living outside Saskatchewan’s major cities, giving birth in the care of medical professionals requires travelling hundreds of kilometres in multiple aircraft.

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Pinty's chicken products recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:51

Health Canada says a brand of prepared chicken products is recalling a line of chicken strips due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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Court orders EPA to remove harmful pesticide from U.S. market

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:14

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.

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Tokyo medical school apologizes for years of altering entrance exam scores to flunk women

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:08

A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 31 – ending August 4, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:46
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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Vaccinations underway in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:32

Health officials try to contain the deadly virus as the presence of multiple armed groups threatens to complicate their efforts.

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Puerto Rico says 'cascading failures' in infrastructure after Hurricane Maria inflated death toll

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:48

Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to the U.S. Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 30, July 22 to July 28, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:47
In Canada, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in week 30, 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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