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Canada's pharma companies disclose payments to doctors for 1st time

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:38

Canadians can now take a peek at the amount of money pharmaceutical companies pay doctors. But the data does not provide information about individual doctors or details about why the money was paid.

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More Robin Hood products added to Canada's E. coli flour recall

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:41

Canada is getting hit with more four recalls following an E. coli outbreak. In the latest, Robin Hood-brand Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour and Italian Style Flour are being recalled due to possible E. coli O121 contamination.

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Coconut oil health claims not all they're cracked up to be, says report

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 16:27

If you’ve been stirring coconut oil into your coffee or cooking with it every day, a Calgary nutritionist says you should heed a new warning by the American Heart Association.

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What Google searches reveal about the human psyche

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:35

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent years studying millions of Google searches and gained some surprising insights into people's real lives.

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Belgium fights for its famous fries after EU deems them unsafe

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:08

Belgium would like the European Union to keep its regulatory paws off the nation's world-famous fries, thank you very much.

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Yoga as good for low back pain as physiotherapy: study

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:00

Chronic lower back pain is equally likely to improve with yoga classes as with physical therapy, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Indigenous people need resources 24/7 to cut suicide rates, committee recommends

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:41

Canada's Indigenous people need resources 24/7, as well as culturally appropriate programs and services that are community led and controlled as part of a suicide prevention plan to reverse "decades of unjust policies," a parliamentary committee recommends.

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1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer: Cancer Society

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:13

Almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and one in four Canadians will die from the disease, a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society predicts.

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CanadaDrugs.com still has Manitoba pharmacy licence

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:51

The online pharmacy at the centre of an extradition case to the United States is still licensed to operate in the province by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, which says it's watching the court proceedings "carefully."

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Nearly one in two Canadians expected to get cancer: report

Globe and Mail - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 05:46
Cancer Society report also predicts that one in four will die of the disease
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'Killing our youth': Natuashish leaders call for crackdown on bootlegging

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 04:30

Leaders in a Labrador Innu village say it's time for drastic measures in the fight against alcohol and drug abuse.

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'Our new normal': Hard-hit Ohio community fears opioid overdoses will be perpetual crisis

CBC - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 04:00

Ohio continues to lead North America in fatal overdoses. Last year, 4,149 people in the U.S. state died from unintentional drug overdoses — up 36 per cent over 2015. Those in one of the most severely affected communities say they fear addiction will remain a chronic problem.

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Health Canada warns of shortage of drug used in critical care, chemo, other conditions

CBC - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:30

A recall of a “life-saving” drug used to treat critically ill patients has prompted some Canadian hospitals to begin rationing it for only the most serious cases.

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6 Canadians accused of selling counterfeit cancer drugs to U.S. doctors

CBC - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:00

Six Canadian men have been arrested under the Extradition Act in connection with an international internet drug investigation involving the distribution of counterfeit cancer drugs.

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Does your doctor get money from drug companies? It's not easy to find out

CBC - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 04:00

From speaking fees and research grants to travel expenses and consulting fees — there are a lot of ways doctors get extra money from the pharmaceutical industry. But what happens to patients, and the health-care system, if those payments add up to a conflict of interest?

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Five tips for women who want to get in the game

Globe and Mail - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 20:53
Time, cost and other barriers to entry can be overcome
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Five tips for women who want to get in the game

Globe and Mail - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 20:53
Time, cost and other barriers to entry can be overcome
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Women taking up sports later in life, just for the love of the game

Globe and Mail - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 20:29
While their numbers remain low, many female adults are entering previously male-dominated activities to play hockey, golf and soccer
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Women taking up sports later in life, just for the love of the game

Globe and Mail - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 20:29
While their numbers remain low, many female adults are entering previously male-dominated activities to play hockey, golf and soccer
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'I just started hating myself': Young people dying as stigma, misunderstanding prevent HIV treatment

CBC - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 12:57

When Ian Longman found out he had HIV, he didn't know treatment was an option. By the time he found out he was in a hospital bed, weighing just 65 pounds and close to death.

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