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Should police be investigated if someone dies after they administer a life-saving drug?

CBC - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:17

The union that represents Peel Regional Police officers is objecting to an investigation by Ontario's police watchdog into a Brampton man's death after officers administered the anti-opioid drug naloxone.

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Lassa fever in West Africa

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:21
Information updated regarding Lassa fever in Nigeria. 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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B.C. government makes hepatitis C treatment available to all residents

CBC - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:14

The B.C. government will now allow anyone living with chronic hepatitis C to access treatment.

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Quebec tightening control on sales of high-alcohol mixed drinks

CBC - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 07:09

Quebec is moving to ban the sale of pre-mixed malt beverages containing more than seven per cent alcohol from anywhere other than the provincial liquor stores.

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Hip and waist size may play role in heart attack risk for women, study says

CBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:32

While obesity is associated with an increased risk for heart attacks, a new study suggests that hip and waist size may play a bigger role, particularly for women.

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Men don't need routine digital rectal exams at family doctor to screen for prostate cancer, review finds

CBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:00

Don't abandon digital rectal exam but don’t do it routinely for prostate cancer screening, family medicine review concludes.

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Edmonton in-vitro patient in 4-year battle to learn fate of unused embryo

CBC - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:00

A woman who underwent in-vitro fertilization at an Edmonton clinic has been unable to confirm the whereabouts of her leftover embryo — four years after she requested that it be destroyed.

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Diet wars: How low-carb and low-fat weight-loss schemes are based on the same homespun wisdom

Globe and Mail - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 05:00
Study suggests the overall effectiveness of a diet, any diet, correlates with the degree to which individuals engage with it
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Artists fine-tune their bodies at specialized Toronto clinic

CBC - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 03:00

When the bodies of musicians and other artists take a beating after endless hours of practice and performing, staff at a special clinic step in to help ease the pain.

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SECOND OPINION | A drug that's like buying a house every year

CBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 08:00

A federal rule says if there's an approved drug on the market in Canada, then other unapproved forms of the drug are no longer accessible, even if the new drug costs much more.

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Invasive Group A strep cases rising, but the reason is a medical mystery

CBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 04:00

Health experts are still trying to understand why the common strep A bacteria that lives all around us sometimes turns invasive, leading to rare but devastating infections.

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'Into the dark': With just months to go before legalization, federal government funds marijuana research

CBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 04:00

With the legalization of recreational cannabis use just months away, the federal government is "stepping a little into the dark," according to the scientist who helped create pot use guidelines for Canada.

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The backlash against Weight Watchers' program for teens is an absurd overreaction

CBC - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 04:00

If not for a structured program like Weight Watchers, it's unclear where these critics think young teens should get their information. The status quo will see that many seek guidance from gossip and fitness magazines, both of which are notorious for dangerous dietary advice.

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City of Vancouver calls for decriminalization of drug possession

CBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 20:16

With overdose deaths once again on the rise in Vancouver, the city is calling on the federal government to immediately decriminalize the personal possession of all drugs.

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FluWatch report: February 25 to March 3, 2018 (week 9)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:44
Laboratory data suggests that the influenza season peaked in week 07 but influenza activity in Canada remains high. Influenza activity is slowly decreasing in many parts of the country. Detections of influenza B continue to be greater than those of influenza A. 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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How can you help an overweight child? Start by dropping the ‘D’ word

Globe and Mail - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:41
Recent studies find the ways we approach conversations around weight control within the family can engender unhealthy weight-control behaviours well into adulthood
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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli gets 7 years in securities fraud case

CBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:17

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for defrauding investors in two failed hedge funds.

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Why heart disease patients are encouraged to 'keep on moving'

CBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:00

Even a little exercise was tied to a longer life among older adults with heart disease, researchers find.

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Lack of hep C treatment for N.S. inmates missed opportunity in disease control: advocates

CBC - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 06:00

Inmates with Hepatitis C in Nova Scotia jails are not eligible for the same treatment as other Nova Scotians, which advocates say represents a missed opportunity and health-care inequity.

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Women encouraged to pursue STEM careers, but many not staying

CBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:50

There is a drive to get more women interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, but research shows that once women are employed, many aren't staying. What's the problem?

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