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Cannabis will soon be legal in Canada, but pot for pooches may take longer

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:42

Canadian pets are a few steps closer to getting their paws on pot-based medical treatments in Canada as more cannabis companies research marijuana's efficacy for companion animals.

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Many Canadians driving after consuming cannabis, according to new StatsCan data

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:21

A troubling new survey from Statistics Canada says that more than a million Canadians have reported being the passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who has consumed cannabis within two hours of driving.

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Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up until September with details about killer nurse's time in home care

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:48

The Wettlaufer inquiry wrapped up Thursday for a summer hiatus with more details of the killer nurse's brief time working in home health care.

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Ford government to face human rights challenge over changes to sex-ed

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:29

Human rights lawyers have announced a legal challenge of the Progressive Conservatives' plans for the sex-ed curriculum in Ontario.

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'This is not over': Argentina's Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion

CBC - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 06:47

Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours, pushing back against a groundswell of support from a surging abortion rights movement.

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As Saudi medical trainees ordered home, Canada prepares for potential impact on hospitals

CBC - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:39

As a diplomatic showdown escalates, Saudi Arabia has told about 800 medical residents and fellows they must leave Canada and do their training elsewhere.

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Cholera in Africa and Western Asia (Yemen)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:05
Updates have been made to the list of countries experiencing an outbreak of cholera. 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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Yellow fever in Brazil

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 09:16
Updates have been made to reflect the latest vaccination recommendations from the World Health Organization. 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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Staffing issues at long-term care homes known to province for years, Wettlaufer inquiry hears

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

The offices charged with inspecting Ontario's long-term care homes don't have the manpower to do inspections "in a timely manner," according to testimony at the Wettlaufer inquiry from the manager of compliance inspection at the Hamilton Service Area Office.

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Saudi Arabia pulls its medical patients from Canadian hospitals

CBC - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:12

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists.

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How the town of Inuvik, N.W.T., went from 1 doctor to 11, in just 6 years

CBC - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 06:30

'It would be a win for any rural community,' says David Maguire, with the N.W.T. health authority. Doctors point to recruiting, work-life balance and making community connections as reasons to stay.

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'It's human life': Woman with schizophrenia deteriorated after bed-bug infestation

CBC - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 03:00

A Moncton man is speaking out after his sister with schizophrenia was left in her apartment for days without her caregivers and deteriorated so much she's now in a catatonic state in hospital.

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Victims aren't handing rape kits over to police, researchers find

CBC - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:04

Only two-thirds of eligible sexual assault survivors who go to hospital choose to undergo a "rape kit" and less than one-third subsequently hand over the forensic evidence to police, say researchers at the Ottawa Hospital.

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Pentagon limits use of fitness trackers, geolocation services in some operations

CBC - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 17:47

Military troops and other defence personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order.

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1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms in U.S. suffer birth defects or other health problems

CBC - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:42

Babies born to mothers infected with Zika during pregnancy are about 30 times more likely to face birth defects than average children, according to the first long-term study on the U.S. impacts of the virus.

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Rollback of sex-ed curriculum could harm students, Horwath and health professionals say

CBC - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:50

Nearly 1,800 health care professionals have signed a petition calling on Ontario Premier Doug Ford to stop his plan to revert to an old sex-education curriculum.

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Risk levels at long-term care homes under microscope at Wettlaufer inquiry

CBC - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:35

The Wettlaufer inquiry will hear today about how the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care assesses risk levels at long-term care homes.

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Inuk woman 'begging and pleading' for help fighting tuberculosis in Nunavut

CBC - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:00

Bernice Clarke's mother was sick with tuberculosis and succumbed to complications resulting from treatment in 2015. Now Clarke is asking why she's still "begging and pleading" the government for help as Nunavut's tuberculosis crisis continues.

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From musician to physician: Why medical schools are recruiting for musical ability

CBC - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 04:30

Medicine and music: there are more connections than you might think.

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Will it damage my home and other questions about growing legal cannabis

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

On Oct. 17, many Canadians will have the right to cultivate small amounts of cannabis at home. But just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s without potential pitfalls. Here are some of the questions aspiring green thumbs will want to consider before potting pot plants indoors this fall.

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