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Expert says pressure injuries such as bedsores are preventable

CBC - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:00

While police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Chrissy Dunnington at a long-term care facility in Halifax — expert Corrine McIssac says that the type of sores she had on her body are preventable.

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California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

CBC - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:05

California health officials proposed a regulation change that would declare coffee does not present a significant cancer risk.

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Study on moderate drinking and heart attack prevention shut down over ethical problems

CBC - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:10

The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility.

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Analyzing the ick factor: U of A study looks at deterrents to being a poop donor

CBC - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:24

The University of Alberta has only seven people who are regular donors of stool. A study, led by third-year medical student Breanna McSweeney, looked at why people why people donate their fecal matter and what deters others from doing so.

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'I can't continue to do this forever': Families with children aging out of care seek answers

CBC - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:30

On June 12, White Coat Black Art hosted a panel called Crisis of Care: Help for Families and their High-Needs Kids as they Age out of the System.

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Fact sheet: Cancer in Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:37
Nearly half of all Canadians will develop cancer during their lifetime, and about one quarter of Canadians are expected to die from the disease. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada - responsible for 30% of all deaths- followed by cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), chronic respiratory diseases, and accidents. 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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Doctors not worried about aluminum foil

CBC - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:49

Doctors are not warning about the deadly consequences of using aluminum foil, contrary to a story being shared on social media.

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Death of woman hospitalized for 'horrific' bedsore sparks criminal investigation

CBC - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:03

Police are investigating if criminal negligence played a role in the death of Chrissy Dunnington, 40, a resident at a long-term care facility in Halifax.

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Massage therapy self-regulation doesn't go far enough to protect Quebecers, federation says

CBC - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00

Despite decades of calls for provincial regulation from within the industry, massage therapy remains largely a patchwork of minimum requirements and codes of conduct and the profession is entirely self-regulating.

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Tick talk: Corner Brook vet seeing more animals with bacteria-carrying pests

CBC - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:30

Ticks found on animals from Port aux Basques to the Northern Peninsula.

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Mom's Facebook post to man who publicly shamed her son with autism goes viral

CBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:18

On June 10, Ashley Wright took her two kids to the Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough. Wright's 13 year old son Logan is on the autism spectrum and has other disabilities. "Why do people bring kids like that out in public?" a man yelled at her.

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Resistance exercise linked to reduced depression symptoms

CBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:47

Resistance training was associated with a reduction in depression symptoms regardless of how often people exercised, a research review suggests.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 22, May 27 to June 2, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:26
In Canada, two new cases of measles and no new cases of rubella were reported in week 22, 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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Mediterranean Diet study retracted and republished

CBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:20

How some journals and universities react when the need arises to set the record straight.

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Conflicting accounts over whether Wettlaufer was on a 'do not hire' list under maiden name, inquiry hears

CBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:50

A public inquiry looking into how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill eight elderly patients in her care heard conflicting accounts Thursday about whether the ex-nurse was on a "do not hire" list used by one of Canada's largest nursing home owners early in her career.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 23 ending June 9, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:35
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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Former IWK chief financial officer repaid almost $17K in expenses before quitting

CBC - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 03:30

The former hospital chief financial officer paid back the bulk of his expenses incurred during his tenure, hospital spokesperson Nick Cox told CBC News.

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Skipped vaccines for personal belief reasons 'have caused a lot of damage' in U.S. measles outbreaks, MD says

CBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:16

Since 2009, the number of 'philosophical-belief' vaccine nonmedical exemptions has risen in 12 of 18 U.S. states that currently allow this policy, researchers find.

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From EpiPens to antibiotics, report finds Canada's drug shortages could be getting worse

CBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:55

A study by the C.D. Howe Institute heard from patients who said they had to delay treatments or switch to inferior alternatives because they couldn't fill their prescriptions.

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Middle East

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:07
Information updated regarding the number of cases and deaths reported. 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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