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Kids as young as 5 show racial bias, research suggests

CBC - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 05:00

A new study from researchers at York University finds most white children as young as five years old show racial bias in favour of other white children.

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Nearly 1 in 4 civilians killed in Syria is a child, Lancet study says

CBC - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:23

Evidence that aerial bombing has killed more civilians — one quarter of them children — than opposition fighters in Syria has been published in one of the world's best known medical journals.

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Flu cases showing up earlier than usual, could be harbinger of bad season, experts say

CBC - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:34

The influenza season in Canada could be shaping up to be a potentially nasty one, with a mixed bag of viruses already circulating in much of the country, say infectious diseases experts.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 47, 2017: November 19 to November 25, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:33
In Canada, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in week 47, 2017. A total of 45 cases of measles, no cases of rubella have been reported in Canada in 2017 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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Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:23
A resource on maternal and newborn health that includes the latest information and advice from Canadian experts. 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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Thalidomide disaster: background to the compensation debate

CBC - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:00

There were already concerns about thalidomide when it was approved in Canada. It was withdrawn in Canada in 1962, months after other countries did so. Today, some survivors are demanding more compensation, pointing to the government's negligence.

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Snacking on bitter apricot kernels? You're at risk of cyanide poisoning, Health Canada warns

CBC - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:00

The bitter kernels within apricot pits, sold in packages in some health food stores, can release cyanide when eaten. They are sometimes marketed as a "medicinal ingredient."

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Black tea may help with weight loss, too

Natural Healthcare Canada - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 17:10
Both black and green tea changed the ratio of intestinal bacteria in the animals: The percentage of bacteria associated with obesity decreased, while bacteria associated with lean body mass increased POSTED BY: gisela
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'Everyone ... has a sob story': Thalidomide survivors say they were belittled by disabilities minister

CBC - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:03

Members of a thalidomide survivor group say they felt belittled and are appalled after meeting with Kent Hehr, the federal minister for persons with disabilities, and accuse him of making repugnant statements about their life expectancies.

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Government leans on emojis, selfies to sell campaign against drug-impaired driving

CBC - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 09:30

As the July deadline for legalizing marijuana in Canada looms, the Liberals are launching the first in a series of ads to dissuade young people from driving while high.

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Public Health Notice - Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products

Public Health Agency of Canada - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:15
This notice has been updated to include two additional cases of Salmonella illness that have been reported in the investigation. There are now 22 cases of human illness under investigation in the ongoing outbreak. 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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WHO reviewing dengue vaccine amid concerns it could make infection worse

CBC - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:29

The manufacturer of the first approved vaccine for dengue has warned it could worsen the mosquito-borne disease in people who have not previously been infected.

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'The CRA lied to us' about tax credit, say diabetes advocacy groups

CBC - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:44

Diabetes Canada and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation obtained an internal Canada Revenue Agency memo outlining a new procedure to assess disability tax credit applications.

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Omega-6 fatty acids do not promote low-grade inflammation

Natural Healthcare Canada - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:54
Even a very high intake of linoleic acid does not increase inflammatory responses, nor has a significant impact on arachidonic acid levels POSTED BY: gisela
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How family ties help moms unbind from addiction

Globe and Mail - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 15:04
Proposed facility in Kingston sheds light on urgent need for mothers with drug problems to stay with children during recovery
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Broken or too-small birth control pills reported to Health Canada

CBC - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:03

Health Canada says it has received reports that some packages of the Alesse birth control pill contain broken tablets or pills that are smaller than normal, potentially making the medication less effective.

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Should doctors heed 'do not resuscitate' tattoos?

CBC - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 09:00

Biohacking in your basement? And Census reveals unhealthy commutes.

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Licensed to bill: How doctors profit from injury assessments that benefit insurers

Globe and Mail - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 21:20
Doctors are taking in millions of dollars a year by putting their names to accident injury reports for the insurance industry. Some of these reports unfairly discredit injury claims, leaving victims intimidated and exhausted. But because the majority settle out of court, the practice is hidden from public scrutiny.
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FluWatch report: November 19 to November 25, 2017 (week 47)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 16:15
At the national level, the influenza season began early this year, especially illnesses due to influenza B. Influenza activity continues to increase steadily. The number and percentage of laboratory tests positive for influenza continues to increase, and is higher for this time of year compared to previous seasons. The majority of influenza detections continue to be A(H3N2) although an elevated number of influenza B detections has also been reported. 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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Holiday baking for gluten-avoiding guests? Here’s your guide

Globe and Mail - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:36
Understanding which gluten-free flours and binding agents to use requires know-how and experimentation
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