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Antacid use in babies boosts risk of allergies

CBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:10

Infants who are given antacids like Zantac or Pepcid are more likely to develop childhood allergies, perhaps because these drugs may alter their gut bacteria, a new large study suggests.

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Legal marijuana linked to reduction in opioid prescriptions

CBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:59

Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may.

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Online tumult over breastfeeding photo challenges stigmas, highlights hurdles

CBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:30

A photo of a hockey player breastfeeding her baby between periods has riled social media, and that uproar has some lactation experts bemoaning how such a natural act continues to be sexualized and shamed.

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Parents care for 'butterfly baby' whose skin blisters, breaks at slightest friction

CBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 06:00

Four-month-old Leo Leptitch has a rare condition that causes his skin to break and blister at the slightest friction. There is currently no cure for the condition.

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The ethical minefield of 'mind reading' by recording brain activity

CBC - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:00

Researchers at the University of Toronto say ethical questions are arising as they make progress in the lab to unlock the secrets of the mind.

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3 hospitalized after overdosing at Calgary Remand Centre

CBC - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 22:24

Three men have been taken to hospital after overdosing at the Calgary Remand Centre.

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Online shaming by parents a form of bullying, parenting expert says

CBC - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 16:44

It might be called the "shame game" — a parent embarrassing a child on social media as a way of disciplining them for bad behaviour with the hope they will learn their lesson and mend their ways.

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Man drops 326 pounds after needing two plane seats in evacuation from Fort McMurray fire

CBC - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 15:30

Tony Bussey, 43, took up two seats on a plane fleeing Fort McMurray in 2016 — and the fact he prevented another person from getting a place on the plane because of his weight changed his life.

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Dozens urged to see doctor after needle mistakenly reused at Scarborough health fair

CBC - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:36

Toronto public health officials are urging dozens of people to see a doctor after a needle was "not consistently changed" during diabetes testing at a recent Scarborough health fair.

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Medically assisted sex? How 'intimacy coaches' offer sexual therapy for people with disabilities

CBC - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:00

Spencer Williams, a writer and student who has cerebral palsy, now has a more meaningful and rewarding sex life thanks to a sex surrogate and intimacy coach who specializes in helping people with disabilities.

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Calgary scientists use MRIs to reduce use of rats and mice in medical research

CBC - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:44

The university's Cumming School of Medicine is outfitted with a small MRI that researchers use as they test possible treatments for cancer, strokes and multiple sclerosis.

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Here's what science says about coffee and cancer risks

CBC - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 03:00

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe?

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Can trade agreements be fattening? The hidden calorie cost of free trade

CBC - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 08:00

Free trade agreements with the United States can contribute to rising obesity by encouraging a rise in caloric availability and likely intake, researcher says.

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