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2 lots of the epilepsy drug Primidone recalled over lead levels

CBC - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:02

AA Pharma Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Primidone tablets, Health Canada says.

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Child advocates want U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate YouTube

CBC - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:05

Child advocates and consumer groups are asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate and impose potentially billions of dollars of penalties on Google for allegedly violating children's online privacy and allowing ads to target them.

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Getting help for burned-out doctors

CBC - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:06

A new U.S. charter on physician well-being aims to reduce rates of burnout. @NightshiftMD says the health-care system needs some healing too.

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Elderly Nova Scotia couple reunited in same nursing home following appeal

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

After spending nine months apart, Edwin and Marjorie Crossland were reunited in the same nursing home. The Nova Scotia Health Authority previously evaluated them for different levels of care.

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Think twice before consulting Dr. Google, researchers say

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

There are side-effects associated with consulting the internet about health issues, including increased anxiety and a loss of privacy.

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Doctor who survived Ebola visits Winnipeg to thank ZMapp scientists

CBC - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 06:53

A doctor who fought the Ebola outbreak in West Africa ended up being the successful guinea pig for an experimental treatment to fight the virus.

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Rural Nova Scotians team up to tackle 'crisis' in health care

CBC - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 05:00

The Rural Nova Scotia Health Care Crisis Working Group comprises people representing 11 municipal units from Mahone Bay around to Digby. Members of the public have also taken part and the Nova Scotia Health Coalition is working with them.

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This man's climb up the CN Tower is a journey back to health after devastating illness

CBC - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 05:00

Julian Backhouses climbs the CN Tower every year, in spite of a rare condition that mostly keeps him in a wheelchair. The annual event gives him a personal fitness goal for the rest of the year and helps him manage the symptoms of Wilson's Disease.

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Canada should launch a criminal investigation into the marketing of OxyContin

CBC - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 03:00

For now, Canada has left it to the victims of the opioid crisis to seek their own justice, which they have attempted to do through a class-action lawsuit.

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'Miracle' tonic event in Calgary prompts probe by Health Canada

CBC - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 18:44

Health Canada says it has opened a case to see whether a U.S.-based "church" group violated the Food and Drugs Act in the sale, distribution or marketing of MMS, a so-called miracle mineral solution.

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Your stories (and some answers) about stupid health-care rules

CBC - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:42

White Coat, Black Art recently asked listeners for their stories about encountering seemingly stupid rules in the health-care system. Dozens shared their tales of frustration, looking for answers.

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FluWatch report: March 25 to March 31, 2018 (week 13)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:58
Overall Summary: Due to the shortened reporting week, not all data providers were able to report their data. The influenza season peaked in mid-February, but influenza activity remains elevated in many parts of the country. Overall, laboratory detections of influenza are steadily decreasing. To date this season, the majority of laboratory-confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths with influenza have been among adults 65 years of age and older. 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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Nova Scotia to test foreign-trained family doctors in 2019

CBC - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:48

The government of Nova Scotia has approved a long-awaited program to test foreign-trained family physicians in an effort to make a dent in the doctor shortage.

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Ottawa boy who raised awareness about rare skin disease dead at 17

CBC - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 08:57

Ontario teen Jonathan Pitre, whose determination in the face of a rare and painful skin disease served as an inspiration as he worked to raise awareness about it, has died.

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Renfrew paramedics road-testing portable records system

CBC - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:00

Paramedics in Renfrew County are turning to technology to help them provide care in isolated communities.

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Microplastics found in some Canadian bottled water

CBC - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:00

Marketplace asked a lab at McGill University to test leading Canadians bottled water brands. It found microplastics in 60 per cent of the samples.

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Many Canadians are recycling wrong, and it's costing us millions

CBC - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 03:00

Canadians are throwing too much garbage into their blue bins, sometimes with the best of intentions. It’s a problem costing millions of dollars and making many would-be recyclables unrecyclable.

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OxyContin maker to appeal judge's decision to spurn $20M Canadian settlement

CBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:01

A Saskatchewan judge's concerns about the real costs of addiction recovery halted a settlement agreement between Purdue Pharma and hundreds of people who were prescribed OxyContin.

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Adults with autism often misunderstood and lack support

CBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:45

Children with autism who may be relatively well-supported through their youth are left with few to no resources once they turn 18.

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Eating more vegetables tied to better artery health for older women

CBC - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 14:10

Compared to women who had less than two servings of vegetables a day, women who ate at least three servings daily had carotid artery walls that were 5 per cent less thick, researchers found.

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