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More chipped birth control pills found in Apotex's Alysena products

CBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:14

Both Alysena 21 and Alysena 28 birth control packs may have chipped pills, Health Canada says.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 9 ending March 3, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:57
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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Calgary doctor honoured for creating women's health care clinic staffed by female physicians

CBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:19

When Dr. Rupinder Toor was a student in medical school, she asked her mother a simple health question. The answer inspired Toor to take action.

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60 years later, scientist says work on polio vaccine topped his career

CBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:29

Sixty years after he helped mass produce the polio vaccine in England, Alex Kanarek of Rockwood, Ont. is celebrating news from the World Health Organization that the disease could soon be a thing of the past.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 8, February 18 to 24, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:52
In Canada, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in week 08, 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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Spike in opioid deaths prompts Ontario government to offer free naloxone spray

CBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 06:59

New government data shows a spike in opioid-related deaths in Ontario for much of last year compared to 2016, prompting the government to make Narcan nasal spray available — free of charge — in pharmacies by the end of the month.

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Heritage Minute shows the hidden side of Lucy Maud Montgomery's life

CBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 06:00

She's known around the world for writing Anne of Green Gables, but it's a different side of Lucy Maud Montgomery that is featured in her Heritage Minute.

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Days after giving birth to a baby boy, mom dies of strep A in hospital

CBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 05:00

It was supposed to be the beginning of a new family together, but in the span of just three days, Ahmad Saleem's life changed forever. His wife, Ayesha Riaz, had just given birth to their baby son, Eesa, when she fell victim to a hospital-acquired strain of streptococcus at Markham Stouffville Hospital, her family says.

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Benefits of summer sun to reduce risk of multiple sclerosis may extend beyond childhood

CBC - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 04:00

Children and adults who spend a lot of time outside in the summer may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis years later, a U.S. study suggests.

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What can we afford? Economists host forum to dissect health-care costs

CBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:28

It doesn't take a doctor, nurse or economist to see there are major problems with the health-care system in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Cape Breton doctor reprimanded for verbally abusing nurse

CBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:09

A family physician in Cape Breton has been reprimanded for using abusive language with an emergency room nurse.

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Polio: vaccine advice

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 15:26
Information for health care providers has been updated. 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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Selfies distort face's appearance, plastic surgeons warn

CBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:34

At 30 centimetres away, selfies increased nasal size by 30 per cent in males and 29 per cent in females. At 1.5 meters, however, the proportion of features is to real-life scale, plastic surgery researchers say.

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Quebec doctors make more money than ever, but access to health care hasn't improved: study

CBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 08:23

While Quebec's doctors saw their salaries double over a 10-year period, the number of days they worked went down, as did the number of patients they saw, according to a new study.

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U.S. emergency rooms see 30% jump in opioid overdoses as crisis worsens

CBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 08:19

Emergency rooms across the United States saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year — the latest evidence the country's drug crisis is worsening.

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Ontario First Nation has clean drinking water after 14 years, but many others in Canada still boil water

CBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:44

A First Nation in northwestern Ontario that had been under a boil-water advisory for 14 years now has clean water with the opening of a new treatment plant.

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New vaccine targets pneumonia, blood poisoning, meningitis among children in Canada's North

CBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 04:00

Federal researchers have collaborated to develop a preventative vaccine for a potentially deadly bacteria that causes pneumonia, blood poisoning and meningitis in children and affecting predominantly children in northern and Indigenous communities.

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Portrait of a Canadian without a drug plan

CBC - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 04:00

Shelley Wigham D'Angelo's dramatic story of her struggle to afford the life-saving medications her doctors prescribed.

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DNA test to spot cancer genes gets OK from U.S. regulator, but with warnings

CBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:53

Genetic testing company 23andMe won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to sell genetic tests for three key breast cancer mutations directly to consumers.

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More countries in Europe added to measles travel notice from Public Health Agency of Canada

CBC - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:58

More countries in Europe are reporting cases of measles, the Public Health Agency of Canada says.

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