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Veterans Affairs has no plans to lift cap on medical marijuana reimbursement

CBC - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 03:00

Veterans Affairs Canada plans to hold the line for now on its policy for medical marijuana after a move that capped reimbursements reversed years of rapid spending growth in the program.

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Chance of fatal overdose triples when offenders don't take methadone, B.C. study says

CBC - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 19:41

Chances of continuing treatment with the drug could have increased dramatically with support for issues like mental illness, housing and employment, a researcher says.

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Nursing student, shot while helping Danforth victim, emerging from coma

CBC - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:39

A nursing student who took a bullet to the spine while rushing to help a wounded victim of the Toronto Greektown shooting is gradually coming out of a medically induced coma, but the full extent of her injuries is not yet known, her boyfriend said Tuesday.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 29, July 15 to July 21, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:49
In Canada, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in week 29, 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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Nursing home exec called PR firm, not Health Ministry, about Wettlaufer confession, inquiry hears

CBC - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 08:35

The president of a Woodstock nursing home called the company's lawyer and a public relations firm, not the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, when he learned then nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer had confessed to killing seven residents, a public inquiry hears.

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Photographer documents mother's journey with MS

CBC - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 05:00

Jamie Woytiuk was a child who always had a camera and her parents gave her a more professional one after university. When her mother was diagnosed with MS, Woytiuk used photography to help process her grief.

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Dogs hurry to help human friends in distress, study suggests

CBC - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 03:00

A recent study found that dogs with strong bonds to their owners will rush to help if they sense their owner is in distress.

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Pharmacies expected to run out of EpiPens in coming weeks: Health Canada

CBC - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 19:43

EpiPen injectors, relied on by people with life-threatening anaphylactic allergies, are in such short supply Canadian pharmacies are likely to run out of adult doses before new supplies arrive at the end of August.

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Federal government won't decriminalize other drugs besides cannabis

CBC - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:27

The federal government says it is not interested in decriminalizing any drugs beyond marijuana, despite calls from Canada's largest cities to consider the measure.

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Federal scientists to be protected against muzzling, political interference

CBC - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 15:32

Federal departments need to have new "scientific integrity} policies to protect their scientists and researchers against political interference by the end of the year — something those scientists lobbied for after being "muzzled" under the previous Conservative government.

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Numerous lawsuits claim link between baby powder and ovarian cancer, so is it safe or not?

CBC - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:58

While some suits already heard in the U.S. have resulted in compensation, studies on talcum powder's potential link to the gynecological cancer have produced often contrary conclusions.

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130 overdose calls in 1 day match record for B.C. paramedics

CBC - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 08:51

Paramedics in B.C. recently matched a record for suspected overdose calls in one day, despite a slight drop in overdose deaths so far in 2018 compared to 2017.

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Woman uses obituary to advocate against fat shaming in medical profession

CBC - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 08:30

A Newfoundland woman used her obituary to make a final plea to stop so-called fat shaming by members of the medical profession.

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New provincial inspection system didn't catch serial killer, Wettlaufer inquiry hears

CBC - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 08:24

Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care relies on nursing homes to self-report high-risk incidents and deal quickly with complaints, which then determines how much scrutiny those facilities face from provincial inspectors, the Wettlaufer inquiry heard on Monday.

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