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Kids not getting enough exercise, spend too much time with screens, StatsCan reports

CBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:27

Most Canadian children and youth are still not getting the recommended amount of daily physical activity.

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Quadriplegic nearly missed MRI because no staff were trained to assist him

CBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:56

The husband of a quadriplegic man in Halifax is calling on the Nova Scotia Health Authority to improve services for patients with mobility issues, after a scheduled MRI was nearly derailed due to a lack of staff trained to assist.

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Gord Downie used voice to 'shed a light' on brain cancer, importance of reconciliation

CBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:55

The death of Gord Downie hits close to home for Winnipegger Jared Spier, whose partner, Joanne Schiewe, died from the same brain cancer that took the Tragically Hip frontman.

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Woman alleged to have unlawfully injected botox for years under investigation

CBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:00

The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons is seeking an injunction against a Surrey woman — Rajdeep Kaur Khakh — who it says may have unlawfully injected clients with botox and other substances while posing as a doctor at salons, "botox parties" and in clients' homes according to court documents.

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2 Janes chicken products recalled due to salmonella

CBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:58

Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers and Pub Style Snacks Popcorn Chicken have been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, as part of an investigation of an illness outbreak.

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'Nocebo' effect: Why side-effects may seem worse for expensive drugs

CBC - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 04:00

Expensive medicines can seem to create worse side-effects than cheaper alternatives, suggests a new study that looked at the nocebo effect of drugs. The opposite of the placebo effect, nocebo is the perception of negative side effects from a benign substance in a blind trial.

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How Ontario's long-term care shortage has kept this Toronto couple apart for almost 6 years

CBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:21

An elderly Toronto couple spent their 14th wedding anniversary hand-in-hand after health issues and skyrocketing wait-lists for long-term care facilities have kept them apart for nearly half their marriage.

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Missouri appeals court tosses $72M US award in talcum powder case

CBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:30

A Missouri appeals court that vacated a $72 million US award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt.

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Defibrillators coming to all OCDSB schools

CBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:13

Senior staff with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board decided Tuesday to have defibrillators installed by September 2018 in all of the board's schools, a week after a CBC story revealed 78 of the board's 119 elementary schools did not have the potentially life-saving devices.

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HPV causing cancer of head, neck affects more men than women in U.S.

CBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:08

A U.S. study suggests that 1 in 9 men has an oral HPV infection. HPV-related head and neck cancers are on the rise.

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Tom Marino withdraws as Trump nominee for drug czar after lobbying reports

CBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:22

President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the country's czar at the Office of National Drug Control Policy is withdrawing from consideration for the job.

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'It's only a leg': 10 years after freak accident, Bishop's Falls man stays positive

CBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:26

A central Newfoundland man who lost his leg 10 years ago in a freak accident says what's kept him going is his family, along with some stubbornness and determination.

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Disability in demand: People with autism offer employers a broader talent pool

CBC - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:00

A Danish company with a global mandate to help employers make the most of untapped autistic talent is helping North American firms make concerted efforts to hire employees with autism who can bring unique skills to the workplace.

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Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

CBC - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:34

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the U.S.'s drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.

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The high cost of smoking: 45,400 dead, $16.2B in economic costs

CBC - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:05

There are more than 45,400 deaths in Canada attributable to smoking and the habit cost the economy $16.2 billion annually in 2012, according a new study from the Conference Board of Canada.

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'Concussions affect a life': Ken Dryden wants hockey rules changed to save players' lives

CBC - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:32

Hockey legend Ken Dryden is calling on the NHL to penalize any play that involves a player making contact with the head of another — no exceptions.

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Hearing starts for dentist in case of girl who suffered brain damage after procedure

CBC - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:00

The hearing for an Edmonton dentist begins on Monday, one year after five-year-old Amber Athwal was left with brain damage after a dental procedure.

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'There was a screw-up': UBC researchers pull paper linking vaccine component to autism

CBC - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:00

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are retracting their scientific paper linking aluminum in vaccines to autism in mice, because one of the co-authors claims figures published in the study were deliberately altered before publication — an issue he says he realized after allegations of data manipulation surfaced online.

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Let's talk: Why Canadians need health care in their own language

CBC - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 23:01

If you get sick in Canada & you don't speak English or French, your health may be in danger says a CMAJ editorial. @NightshiftMD says there's a solution.

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Cannabis research booms with backing of commercial growers

CBC - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:24

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine, as companies look for solid scientific data on the substance.

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