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The secret to improving health care

CBC - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:13

In a health-care system with gaps, CMAJ article suggests using scientific evidence to decide which treatments to cover.

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Nobel Prizes still struggle with wide gender disparity

CBC - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:04

Nobel Prizes are the most prestigious awards on the planet but the aura of this year's announcements has been dulled by questions over why so few women have entered the pantheon, particularly in the sciences.

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Academics from U.S., Japan win Nobel Prize for 'landmark' cancer treatments

CBC - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 03:26

American James Allison and Tasuku Honjo of Japan won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries leading to new approaches in harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, the award-giving body has announced.

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Critics blast Ottawa's post-military jobs program for sidelining medical discharges

CBC - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 03:00

The Liberal government's newly redesigned program to help soldiers make a smoother transition into the civilian workforce is not intended for those who have their military careers cut short for medical reasons, newly released federal documents reveal.

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FluWatch report: September 9, 2018 to September 22, 2018 (Week 37-38)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 14:29
Influenza activity remains at interseasonal levels across the country. The majority of regions in Canada report no influenza activity. All indicators of influenza activity are at low levels, as expected for this time of year. Influenza A is the most common influenza virus circulating in 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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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 37, 2018: September 9 to September 15, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:39
In Canada, one new case of measles and no cases of rubella were reported in week 37, 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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