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Vancouver Island students create program for children affected by opioid epidemic

CBC - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 15:00

University students on Vancouver Island have launch a program to address the trauma experienced by children affected by the opioid epidemic.

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'It makes you feel like your role is important,' mom says of her NICU care of twins

CBC - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:00

Both infants and their parents do better when mom and dad work at the bedside in intensive care to help newborns recover.

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'It takes longer to recover from cancer than to be treated,' young adult cancer survivor stresses

CBC - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 04:00

​Adults who survived childhood cancer are at a higher risk of poor mental health outcomes, Canadian oncologists say in a new study.

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Watchdog calls for 'compassionate' parole as prison system adopts new assisted death policy

CBC - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 04:00

The federal prison watchdog is urging more "compassionate" parole options and a ban on medically assisted death behind bars as Canada's prison system manages an increasingly sick, mentally ill and elderly inmate population.

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South Korean women on 'birth strike' as children come with too high a cost

CBC - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 04:00

Government efforts to boost South Korea's flagging birth rate have had little effect in a country where social and economic issues leave many women reluctant to have children.

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SECOND OPINION | Long flight? Staying home and binge watching TV? Risk of deep vein thrombosis either way

CBC - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 08:00

That deep vein thrombosis risk you've heard about on long flights? It can also happen after binge watching TV, researchers say.

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Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

CBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:04

Elite elders are more than just an oddity. There's potential for learning an enormous amount and applying it to the rest of us, including those who may be on a trajectory for some type of neurodegenerative disease, researchers say.

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'It's time to heal': Montreal writer wins battle to get insurer to recognize his depression

CBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:02

After being denied coverage for his depression, Samuel Archibald received a call from UQAM's group insurance company, Desjardins, on Thursday morning informing him that they had reviewed his file and accepted his claim.

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FluWatch report: February 11 to February 17, 2018 (week 7)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:03
Overall, influenza activity in Canada remains at peak levels. Influenza activity is decreasing in some parts of the country but at the national level, the decline in activity has been slow. 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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'It looks to us as though there is a developing country within Canada's borders,' Lancet editor says

CBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:42

Canada's appalling record on Indigenous health is undermining its efforts to be a global health leader, according to the Lancet, a medical journal.

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Nova Scotia doctor losses snowballing each year, figures show

CBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:00

A CBC News analysis has found Nova Scotia doctors are leaving for other provinces at an accelerating pace, and stemming the outflow could cost tens of millions in salary increases.

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This child died because a feeding tube was placed in the wrong spot, his family wants answers

CBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:00

A Syrian refugee family that travelled for years through refugee camps in Lebanon and Turkey before arriving in Leamington, Ont. is searching for answers after their five-year-old son died following a routine procedure at Windsor Regional Hospital.

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How many new drugs rely on government-funded science? All of them

CBC - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:00

There’s public science in every single new drug. That was the surprising answer to a U.S. senator’s question about how government-funded research is benefitting citizens. But it took a year to come up with the numbers.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 7 ending February 17, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:54
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. 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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Good news, ladies: Carbs not linked to PMS

CBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:10

The amount of foods containing sugars or other carbohydrates that a woman eats has nothing to do with whether she will start experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), researchers say.

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Antidepressant drugs do work, review on almost 120,000 patients concludes

CBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:58

Antidepressants can be an effective tool to treat major depression, but this does not necessarily mean antidepressants should always be the first line of treatment, researcher says.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 6, February 4 to 10, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:49
In Canada, one new case of measles and no cases of rubella were reported in week 6, 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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'All hands on deck': Nova Scotia's new physician recruiters playing catch-up

CBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:00

For five years in a row, Nova Scotia has seen more doctors leave than arrive. The pressure is on for a newly hired recruiting team to turn the loss into a positive, but the team has work to do to catch up with the rest of the country.

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Social media may be pushing more millennials to turn to cosmetic procedures, clinics say

CBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:00

Clinics around Toronto are telling CBC News that more and more women in their early-to-mid 20s are getting Botox injections and other cosmetic procedures. And at least one expert says it could be due to growing pressure to look their best on social media.

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Quebec woman dies after visiting 4 hospitals in 3 days for the flu

CBC - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 04:00

A Gatineau, Que., man is looking for answers from hospital officials after his 39-year-old wife visited four hospitals in three days before dying following an initial diagnosis of the flu.

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