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New Brunswick bans chocolate milk, juice sales in schools

CBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:53

New Brunswick public schools are getting rid of flavoured milk and juices in a revamped nutrition policy that Education Minister Brian Kenny announced on Wednesday.

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Changes to food safety rules could lead to faster recalls, federal agency says

CBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 09:39

Canada is introducing new food safety regulations that the agency involved says could lead to faster recalls at the grocery store.

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Middle East

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:49
Information updated regarding the number of cases and deaths reported. 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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TB outbreak in Nain soars to 50 cases

CBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:48

Fifty people in Nain are being treated for tuberculosis, up from six suspected cases in April, although health officials say the spread of the disease is showing signs of slowing.

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Wettlaufer was called 'angel of death' by colleague, public inquiry hears

CBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:37

Elizabeth Wettlaufer was referred to as an "angel of death' while she worked at a Woodstock, Ont., nursing home, a former colleague tells a public inquiry.

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B.C. priest is not a psychologist, college warns in public safety alert

CBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:00

Father Lucien Paul Larre’s registration with the College of Psychologists of B.C. was cancelled in 2008, and he signed an agreement saying he would not apply for reinstatement.

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Physician 'on hands and knees begging' to become rural doctor quits medicine

CBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 03:30

A former medical resident says she never imagined that switching specialties would take her down a nightmare path that led her to quit the field, despite offering to sign a 10-year agreement to work in rural Nova Scotia.

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Many Canadians diagnosed with colorectal cancer too late, despite availability of screening

CBC - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 02:01

Colorectal cancer is the second-most deadly type in Canada, after lung cancer, but many of those lives could be saved through screening, new statistics suggest.

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Frustrated U.S. doctors push harder against gun violence

CBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:22

Tragedies including school shootings and the Las Vegas massacre have spurred a 'new sense of urgency,' outgoing president of the American Medical Association says.

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Mental health impacts for homeowners with flooded basements long after water recedes, says study

CBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:59

The victims of basement flooding continue to be stressed out about it long after they've finished cleaning up, according to new research released by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.

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Sexual harassment threatens to undo gains in recruiting women scientists, report says

CBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:14

Surveys in two U.S. universities suggest many female science, engineering and medical students still experience sexual harassment from faculty or staff.

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No autopsy done in suspicious death of 1 of Wettlaufer's patients, colleague testifies

CBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:52

A hospital physician who treated one of former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer's victims recommended that the coroner be called if the patient died, according to Wettlaufer's former colleague Karen Routledge.

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'It's not that hard': Kids don't have to fast for Ramadan, but many do anyway

CBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:00

Around the world, millions of Muslims mark Ramadan, observing a strict fast from dawn to sunset for 30 days. While fasting isn't mandatory for kids, many want to take part as a way to connect to their faith and community.

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Overdose death prompts calls for education, decriminalization

CBC - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:00

The body of a man who apparently died of a drug overdose was dropped off at an Ottawa hospital Sunday morning, an incident that has health workers questioning what more can be done to educate opioid users about their options.

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Earlier repairs for broken hips aim to save lives and cut complications

CBC - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:01

Hip fracture is the most common reason for urgent surgery in Canada. Researchers aim to treat more patients within 24 hours to reduce major complications.

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Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Public Health Agency of Canada - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:20
Information regarding number of cases and deaths has been updated. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations for travellers. French: 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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Ebola vaccine test raises hopes, doubts in Congo

CBC - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:17

With thousands of doses dispatched to front-line health workers, the world is watching to see if a promising but still experimental vaccine might help stop this terrifying disease faster than traditional measures doctors have tried since Ebola was identified 40 years ago.

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Gene editing tool may raise cancer risk in cells, scientists warn

CBC - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:38

A gene-editing technology that is being explored by scientists worldwide as a way of removing and replacing gene defects might inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, scientists warned on Monday.

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Calgary man becomes single dad through surrogacy after 8-year quest

CBC - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:24

A Calgary man is going public about his eight-year quest to become a father that finally came to be through surrogacy.

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Military's marijuana policy will be broader than current rules on alcohol, says commander

CBC - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 03:00

The Canadian military will not be in the position to impose an outright ban on the use of recreational marijuana, but its restrictions will be more wide-ranging than those governing alcohol, says a senior commander.

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