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FDA warns more doctors of rare cancer with breast implants

CBC - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:32

U.S. health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants.

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'This is a disaster': Overdose deaths nearly doubled in Prince George in 2018, report reveals

CBC - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:36

There were 46 illicit drug overdose deaths in 2018, up from 24 in 2017, according to the B.C. Coroners Service — giving the city the second highest overdose death rate in the province after Vancouver.

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1st case of congenital syphilis confirmed in Eastern Health region

CBC - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:47

There was a spike in the number of syphilis cases overall, with 33 reported in 2018.

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'I feel the presence of his loss': Calgary parents guilty in death of toddler address court

CBC - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:00

"I can never get over the fact that John doesn't get to be a man," says a Calgary father as he and his wife faced a sentencing hearing. They were convicted in the death of their toddler, who was taken to hospital in septic shock, with four gangrenous toes.

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'We ran out': Flu shot cupboards fall bare at some pediatricians' offices

CBC - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:00

Parents of young children in Ontario and Nova Scotia are having trouble accessing flu vaccines, which health authorities say aren't simple to move around.

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Bias against female scientists revealed in study of Canadian grants program

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:30

Female scientists are less likely to win research dollars from the federal government's grant agency (CIHR), when the grant application is reviewed based on the scientist leading the project, rather than the proposal.

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European measles cases highest in a decade, WHO reports

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:16

Europe had a record number of measles cases last year.

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Province's new autism plan rips away Burlington family's hope for son

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 16:00

Shay Boshis suddenly doesn't know what kind of future her son Wesley will get to have, as a complete overhaul of the province's autism program is about to slash funding for essential therapies he desperately needs.

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Elizabeth Wettlaufer confession to smothering a patient kept secret during inquiry

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:29

Ontario prosecutors knew serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer had committed a second additional crime against a patient in her care, but kept it secret from the public and a multimillion-dollar public inquiry looking into why the former nurse’s crimes against patients went undetected for so long.

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Number of cannabis users relatively unchanged since legalization, StatsCan says

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:44

Legalizing cannabis doesn't seem to have much changed how many people use the drug, according to figures released by Statistics Canada.

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9-year-old Regina boy awaiting life-saving transplant gets 'a miracle'

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:08

It’s been an emotional roller-coaster ride for Regina’s Chorneyko family, whose nine-year-old son Vonn had people across the province looking for a bone marrow match to save his life.

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Overdose patients at Vancouver hospital to get take-home opioid medication

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:30

Touted as a first for Canadian emergency departments, physicians at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver will send overdose victims home with enough Suboxone for three days of treatment.

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Report finds deep links between heart disease and brain impairment

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:53

A new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation shows — for the first time — a deep connection between heart disease and brain conditions, such as stroke and cognitive decline.

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'Mistreatment and inadequate care' at psychiatric hospital, says N.B. ombud

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:34

Vulnerable patients with severe mental illnesses have been the victims of "mistreatment and inadequate care" at a New Brunswick hospital, according to a scathing report by the provincial ombud.

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B.C. man left 'totally disabled' after taking prescribed painkiller awarded $888K

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:36

Jeffrey Baglot, now 33, developed a stomach ulcer that later ruptured after he was prescribed a "powerful" drug to help treat his Crohn's disease symptoms.

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Doctors' raises are getting smaller: Canadian report

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:06

Increases to payments to physicians are slowing across the country, according to the latest information published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

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Kids who miss a lot of school could suffer later in life, say pediatricians

CBC - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 04:00

Good school attendance habits form early and have lifelong benefits, according to researchers.

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Widespread mould causing 'health disaster' in remote First Nation, MP says

CBC - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 23:07

MP Charlie Angus says he is "shaken up" after visiting a remote First Nation in northern Ontario, where seemingly every home has mould and more than half of them need to be replaced.

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Expect every year to be 'awful': Experts weigh how to protect B.C. public from wildfire smoke

CBC - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 20:21

If the last few years are any indication, wildfire smoke is becoming a fact of life in B.C. — and with that comes the inevitable questions about how it's affecting our health.

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Facing crackdown in Canada, drugmakers offered billions in price cuts

CBC - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:59

Canadian pharmaceutical industry lobby groups, in an effort to head off a planned crackdown on prescription drug prices, offered to give up $8.6 billion in revenue over 10 years, freeze prices or reduce the cost of treating rare diseases, Reuters reports.

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