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Ontario forms opioid emergency task force to address ongoing crisis

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:45

The province will create an emergency task force to help address the ongoing opioid crisis, the minister of health announced Wednesday.

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40% of cancers diagnosed in U.S. related to obesity, CDC says

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:07

The rates of 12 obesity-related cancers rose by 7 per cent from 2005 to 2014, which threatens to reverse progress in reducing rates in the United States.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry shared by 3 for cryo-electron microscopy

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:01

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developments in electron microscopy.

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He's the 'poster boy' for PTSD, but Halifax police chief is now accused of hypocrisy

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:00

Jean-Michel Blais has spoken about his own PTSD. But now some officers with Halifax Regional Police are openly criticizing their chief, saying they feel “discarded” by the force after their own post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses.

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Female hormones protect against heart damage from a messed up body clock

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:00

Canadian scientists strive to understand why heart disease manifests differently in men and women, which could open the door to new ways of understanding and treating the problem.

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Cigarette makers' court ordered 'corrective statements' start next month

CBC - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:14

Major U.S. cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit brought by the federal government.

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2017-2020 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:05
The 2016–19 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development goals and targets, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act (the Act). In keeping with the objectives of the Act to integrate environmental, social and economic considerations into decision-making, and make such decisions more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) supports reaching goals laid out in the FSDS through t 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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A defibrillator was nearby when his heart stopped — not even 911 knew where it was

CBC - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:00

Life-saving portable defibrillators are in schools, rinks, businesses and community centres across Atlantic Canada. But there's a problem: Even 911 dispatchers often don't know the locations.

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Ontario to spend $72.6M over 3 years on psychotherapy

CBC - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:22

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced on Monday that the province will provide an additional $72.6 million over the next three years on psychotherapy programs.

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Teen girls at increased risk of concussions

CBC - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:25

Girls who have a head injury may take a lot longer than boys to recover. Dr. Brian Goldman looks at the implications.

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'Striking' rate of food insecurity found in Indigenous communities, study suggests

CBC - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:00

New research that studied 11 communities in Atlantic Canada has found high rates of food insecurity, difficulties accessing traditional foods and water contaminated with trace metals and pharmaceuticals.

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Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to 3 U.S.-born scientists

CBC - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 04:42

U.S.-born scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for unravelling molecular mechanisms that control our internal body clocks.

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