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Health Canada says delaying pot bill for more Indigenous consultation would leave kids vulnerable

CBC - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 13:39

Delaying pot legalization won't change much, Health Canada says after senators urge for Indigenous voices to sit at the table.

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Congo confirms two Ebola cases, 10 more cases suspected

CBC - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 11:27

Congo's health ministry has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the country's northwest.

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People of colour and youth suffer most from police shootings in U.S., life expectancy study shows

CBC - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:20

While more than half the of the people who died were white, more than half of the total years of life lost were among people of colour and young adults from 25 to 34 years old.

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Film scholar, 'accidental scientist' among winners of $100K Killam Prize

CBC - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 09:37

Five academics from universities across the country are being awarded the prestigious Killam Prize, which honours researchers, scientists, doctors and scholars whose body of work has bettered the lives of people in Canada and beyond.

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Microsoft wants to use AI to help people with disabilities

CBC - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 08:14

Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities such as autism, deafness or dyslexia.

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First responders turn to each other for support in suicide prevention

CBC - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:20

Peer and family support groups for Ottawa first responders held their first suicide prevention workshop Monday for people connected with all three emergency services.

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B.C. woman claims she became pregnant before advisory for birth-control pills was issued

CBC - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 05:00

Taylor MacKinnon is pregnant at 23 and blames Pfizer Canada, whose Alesse 21 and 28 birth control pills were subject to a public advisory in December 2017.

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Think you've got a tough job? Try being a nurse

CBC - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 03:00

Today's nurses face many health challenges, including an increase in violence from patients and long shifts that leads to an unhealthy lifestyle, according to new research.

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Organ donor agencies want federal government to collect donor information nationally

CBC - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 20:22

Canada's largest organ donor agencies are urging the federal government to take action to promote and manage organ donor registration at the national level.

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Melania Trump launches 'Be Best' campaign for kids

CBC - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 15:18

​Melania Trump gives her multipronged effort to promote the well-being of children a minimalist new motto: "Be Best."

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Delayed calorie count rule takes effect for U.S. food sellers

CBC - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 09:55

Calorie counts appear on menus at restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and movie theaters across the United States to give people information to make healthier dietary choices.

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New IWK specialist helping kids achieve life goals — like going to the mall

CBC - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 05:30

Dr. Jordan Sheriko is the first pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at the IWK Health Centre. He's one of a small but growing field in Canada.

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Groundbreaking workers' compensation case makes link between benzene and cancer

CBC - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 03:00

Mitch LaPrade had an 11-year battle to prove that his cancer is linked to contact with the chemical benzene at the printing company where he worked. But firefighters with the exact same form of leukemia are given automatic acknowledgement that benzene exposure on the job is to blame.

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University of Twitter? Scientists give impromptu lecture critiquing nutrition research

CBC - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 08:00

A media frenzy seems to accompany any study showing that a common food or beverage is hazardous to our health. But some scientists squirm when they see those headlines. "The science is almost always rubbish," one health economist said.

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1.3M Canadians could benefit if doctors lowered blood pressure targets: study

CBC - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 18:16

A study out of the University of Calgary found 1.3 million Canadians could benefit if physicians switch to a lower blood pressure target when treating patients.

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Vancouver chiropractor resigns from college board over anti-vaccine video

CBC - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 14:56

The College of Chiropractors of B.C. says it is now looking for an independent investigator to look into the actions of Vancouver chiropractor Avtar Jassal.

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FluWatch report: April 22, 2018 to April 28, 2018 (Week 17)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 13:38
Overall, influenza activity in Canada continued to decrease, but parts of the country are still reporting localized activity. 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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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 16, 2018: April 15 to April 21, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:40
In Canada, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in week 16, 2018. 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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At up to $20K per round, IVF is out of reach for a growing number of Alberta couples, fertility doctor says

CBC - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 08:00

A Calgary fertility doctor says his clinic is performing fewer rounds of in-vitro fertilization as more couples are unable to pay.

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Quebec mother, pediatric doctor renew calls for parents to accompany kids on medevac planes

CBC - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 06:25

Nearly two months after Health Minister Gaetan Barrette announced that parents would be allowed to stay with their kids on air ambulances, children in Quebec's North are still being separated from their families and forced to travel to hospitals alone.

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