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Hidden camera reveals trampoline parks ignoring dangerous behaviour

CBC - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 03:00

Since the first trampoline park in Canada opened in 2011, others have been popping up across the country — and with them comes the risk of serious injury. Marketplace visited 12 trampoline parks across the country to see what was being done to mitigate risks to minors in this unregulated industry.

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Vaping 'guinea pigs': E-cigarette health risks you may not be aware of

CBC - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 03:00

As vaping products and promoting them become prevalent, health professionals warn that e-cigarettes are not as safe as many people believe.

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'Prioritizing humanity, not war': Anti-sexual violence activists win Nobel Peace Prize

CBC - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 23:22

Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist treating victims of sexual violence in Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by the ISIS, have won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Combating cancer one Nobel Prize at a time

CBC - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 16:49

Fighting cancer can be a thankless job, but several scientists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of cancer treatments are getting the recognition they deserve this week after being awarded the Nobel Prize.

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Beyond the scalpel: Why 'virtual' autopsies may be the way of the future

CBC - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 16:00

It's a familiar scene, whether on TV or in the lab: A body is cut open, prodded and poked to reveal how someone died. Now a recent study suggests a high-tech, less-invasive version of an autopsy — using MRI and CT scans — performs just as well as a conventional post-mortem exam.

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HIV-positive mother in South Africa donates piece of liver to critically ill child

CBC - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 13:07

Doctors in South Africa say they transplanted part of a liver from a mother with HIV to her critically ill but HIV-negative child, concluding that the chance to save a life outweighed the risk of virus transmission.

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New drug shown to slow progress of ALS gets green light from Health Canada

CBC - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:57

Health Canada has approved a new ALS drug that is showing the potential to slow progress of the fatal disease.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 39 – ending September 29, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:37
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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Man found dead in locked hospital bathroom a 'very vulnerable person,' sister says

CBC - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 09:13

A 61-year-old patient died while locked in a washroom at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre and now his sister wants answers from the hospital.

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Grieving Calgary mother wants women to know about life-threatening pregnancy complication

CBC - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:51

Jill Young's daughter, Cara Kernohan, died suddenly of a severe form of pre-eclampsia called HELLP syndrome. She was 35 weeks pregnant.

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Spread of death cap mushroom in B.C. prompts advisory warning for people to 'play it safe'

CBC - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:09

Officials are asking foragers to be on the lookout for the deadly fungus and to avoid picking urban mushrooms altogether.

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Rare Nobel Prize win by a woman a 'stark reminder' of sexism in physics

CBC - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 03:00

A woman won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time in 55 years. The announcement came just a day after a physicist was suspended by CERN for controversial remarks about women. The two events highlight the sexism that endures in physics, but also some positive changes underway.

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Loblaws recalls chicken fries for possible salmonella after 4 people become ill

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:34

Loblaws is recalling chicken fries sold in $10 bags due to possible salmonella contamination that may have caused four people to become ill.

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Military probe turns up no trace of suspected Agent Orange barrels at New Brunswick base

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 17:36

An investigation into a report that barrels of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange may have been surreptitiously buried at a New Brunswick military base has apparently come up empty.

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Kids and pot shouldn't mix, experts warn parents

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:58

With pot about to become legal in Canada in just a couple of weeks, a new guide warning parents about the dangers of using cannabis during pregnancy and exposing children to second-hand pot smoke is popping up at Toronto hospitals.

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Health groups warn against vaping ads in Ontario convenience stores

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:54

A coalition of health groups is warning the Ontario government that allowing the display and advertising of vaping products in convenience stores would lead to increased nicotine addiction among teenagers.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report —September 9 to 15 (Week 37)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:05
As of September 15 2018, 160 human cases associated with WNV in Canada has been reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) 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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Cholera outbreak in Yemen accelerating again, WHO says

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:24

Yemen's cholera outbreak is accelerating again, with roughly 10,000 suspected cases now reported per week, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization.

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Canadian becomes 1st woman in 55 years to win Nobel Prize in Physics, shared with 2 others

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 05:09

Donna Strickland, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, became the first woman in 55 years and the third ever to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with a scientist from the U.S. and another from France for their work in laser physics.

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Will USMCA affect Canada's drug prices? Depends on what happens next

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 03:00

As the winners and losers of the new trilateral deal are being tallied up, one aspect of the trilateral trade agreement is prompting concern that it could drive up drug costs for Canadians.

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