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Inquiry judge recommends more education on opioids after suicide of Edmonton soldier

CBC - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:09

A judge wants more education and oversight to come with prescription opioids following the suicide of an Edmonton soldier six years ago.

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'I did my best that day': 2 first responders share their accounts of the deadly Toronto van attack

CBC - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:13

More than a week after a van attack that killed 10 people and injured 16 others along a busy stretch of Yonge Street, first responders share their stories of calm and professionalism in the face of chaos.

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Canada's top science prize won by researcher who spies on shape-shifting proteins

CBC - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:29

Lewis Kay, a Toronto researcher who developed a technique to watch microscopic proteins reposition themselves and change their shapes within cells, has won the $1 million Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada’s top science prize.

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U.S. wants 1 million to share DNA, health habits for science

CBC - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:16

Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science.

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Why are there fewer doctor-assisted deaths in N.L.? It might have to do with religion

CBC - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 04:30

Newfoundland and Labrador has one of the oldest and unhealthiest populations in Canada, but most people don't ask their doctor to help speed up dying.

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Gaming meets medicine to become a Nova Scotia neurosurgeon's essential tool

CBC - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:00

A neurosurgeon in Halifax says virtual reality is changing the way his department operates. Dr. David Clarke says it's only a matter of time before it's used in hospitals across the country.

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Doctors should help patients fight disease and treat their well-being, too, according to medical journal essay

CBC - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:00

An essay in the British Medical Journal urges doctors and patients to start thinking differently about what it means to be returned to health. It envisages medicine that doesn't stop at the hospital door, but also sets conditions for a healthy life even among people who live with chronic conditions.

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Retailer stops selling unlicensed remedy made from rabid dog saliva after federal investigation

CBC - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:36

The online retailer of an unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva has agreed to stop selling the product in Canada, according to the federal government.

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Schools fret as teens take to vaping, even in class

CBC - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:55

Sneaking a cigarette in the school bathroom? How quaint. Today's teens have taken to vaping, an alternative to smoking that's so discreet they can do it without even leaving the classroom.

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Why it took 4 days to release the names of the Toronto van attack victims

CBC - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 06:22

Unlike the portrayal often seen in TV crime dramas, the process of officially confirming the identity of someone who has been killed often requires painstaking scientific investigation to prevent mistakes.

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Treating acutely ill patients with too much oxygen can be life threatening, Canadian study finds

CBC - Sat, 04/28/2018 - 08:00

Oxygen is given to millions of patients around the world every day, but too much of it can be harmful and life-threatening, according to a new Canadian scientific paper that in one expert's view "is a very significant landmark study."

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FluWatch report: April 15, 2018 to April 21, 2018 (Week 16)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 15:16
Overall, influenza activity in Canada continued to decrease, but parts of the country are still reporting localized activity. All indicators of influenza activity have either decreased or remained similar to the previous week.Detections of influenza A were greater than those of influenza B. 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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