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Second Opinion | Remembering forgetting could be a good sign

CBC - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:00

New research suggests that people with mild cognitive decline who are aware of their memory loss might have a lower risk of developing dementia than people who don't notice they're forgetting things.

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Healing invisible wounds with the Art Cart

CBC - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:00

The Gifts of Light non-profit group in Toronto supplies patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with free hygiene products, clothing - and now art classes.

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Marijuana is not an all-purpose medical cure

CBC - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:00

As a medical doctor, my concern is that as marijuana becomes more easily available, Canadians may become more inclined to self-medicate with this so-called "miracle drug."

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Soft drinks, hard decisions: What Canada is doing amid the global sugar-tax debate

Globe and Mail - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 18:30
As childhood obesity rates rise, the country is being drawn into the mix on the issue. Proponents say a tax is necessary to curb consumption while opponents argue that it will hit low-income families the hardest and lead to job losses. Where does the government draw the line?​​
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Plague in Madagascar

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:01
Plague is a disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. 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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How much do you know about the food you consume? Take our quiz

Globe and Mail - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:07
In Canada, we throw out $31-billion of food every year. We consume even more. But how much do we actually know about the food we produce, eat and throw away? Take this quiz to find out
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FluWatch report: September 24 – October 7, 2017 (weeks 39 & 40)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:56
Influenza activity remains at interseasonal levels across the country. The percentage of laboratory tests positive for influenza remains higher for this time of year compared to previous seasons. The majority of influenza detections continue to be A(H3N2). 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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Plague cases double in Madagascar in a week

CBC - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:33

With dozens dead from a plague outbreak in Madagascar, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Friday it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment centre to the island nation.

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Doctor acquitted in opioid case involving thousands of pills

CBC - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:06

A Nova Scotia doctor accused of fraud and unlawful possession of powerful narcotics has been acquitted of all charges.

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Ottawa pays back $10M withheld from Quebec over patient user fees

CBC - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:00

Ottawa has quietly given Quebec back almost $10 million it withheld from the province two years ago as punishment for charging patients fees to access health services. But the move has not softened Quebec’s position or compelled the province to admit it did anything wrong.

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Bull rider questions his own repeated head injuries after Ty Pozzobon's death

CBC - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:22

Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon, 25, was diagnosed with CTE, a condition associated with repeated brain trauma, after his death by suicide. That finding has a longtime rider questioning his own injuries over a 15-year career.

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Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower risk of early death: study

CBC - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:25

Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 40 ending October 7, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:56
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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — September 24 to September 30, 2017 (Week 39)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:42
During week 39, September 24 to September 30, 2017, two confirmed clinical cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, twelve additional cases were reported: one in Québec, and eleven in Ontario. 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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Florida confirms 1st local Zika infection for 2017

CBC - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:15

A local mosquito has transmitted Florida's first case this year of the Zika virus, health officials say.

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U.S. gov't drastically underestimated civilians killed by police, study shows

CBC - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:07

U.S. police killed 1,166 people - more than three per day - in 2015, but an official government count missed a majority of the deaths, a new study shows.

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How braille, screen readers and other technology changed the world for blind readers

CBC - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:00

The Halifax Explosion levelled much of the city, but it also publicized the need for new tools so that those with vision loss could read and communicate through writing.

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Saskatchewan's HIV rate highest in Canada, up 800% in 1 region

CBC - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 04:00

A year after Saskatchewan doctors called on the provincial government to declare a public health state of emergency regarding HIV and AIDS, the incidence of both are nearing an all-time high.

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Sickboy podcast tackles chronic illness with laughter

CBC - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:08

Jeremie Saunders has a fatal illness and wants to talk about it. He and his friends mix raw emotion with waves of laughter in the infectious podcast Sickboy.

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New mother who lost limbs to flesh-eating disease sues Halifax hospital

CBC - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:53

A statement of claim filed in Nova Scotia Supreme Court Wednesday alleges that the negligence of five doctors and the hospital caused or contributed to the health issues suffered by Lindsey Hubley.

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