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Medical experts push back as Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop brand comes to Canada

CBC - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:45

Gwyneth Paltrow-backed lifestyles brand Goop is making a push into Canada, but critics say it promotes practices including vaginal steaming and coffee enemas that have no proven medical benefits.

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Civil liberties association suing Ontario government to block sex ed changes

CBC - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:44

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is suing the Ontario government in an attempt to stop what it calls "discriminatory" changes to the sex ed curriculum for elementary students.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 33 – ending August 18, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:25
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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Doctors want provincial barriers broken, call for national licensing system

CBC - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 04:00

The requirement to get a licence every time a doctor wants to go to another province to work is unnecessary red tape that disproportionately affects rural communities, according to some doctors.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report —August 5 - August 11, 2018 (Week 32)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 14:10
As of August 11, 2018, 7 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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