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West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito-Borne Disease National Surveillance Report: July 23 to July 29, 2017 (Week 30)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:50
As of surveillance week 30, ending on July 29, 2017, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has been officially informed of three human clinical cases of West Nile virus (WNV). All were reported by the province of Ontario [Timiskaming (1), Windsor-Essex (1), and York Regional (1)]. 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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'Opioid crisis is an emergency,' Trump declares

CBC - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:22

U.S. President Donald Trump declares the opioid crisis a national emergency .

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 30, 2017: July 23 to July 29, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 13:36
In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported in week 30, 2017. Globally, there are large outbreaks reported in Europe which have affected several countries 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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Pediatricians offer strategies for talking to kids about bad news

CBC - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:34

Parents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or attacks have a new resource.

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Thousands more possibly tainted eggs found in Britain

CBC - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:39

British Food Standards Agency says it's likely that the number of eggs that have come to the UK is closer to 700,000 than the 21,000 officials previously believed had been imported.

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Access to abortion pill in Sask. unclear

CBC - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 06:00

CBC News looked into how available Mifegymiso, known as the abortion pill, is in the province since shipments of the product began arriving in early 2017.

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Music therapy may not lead to big benefits for kids with autism

CBC - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 17:12

Children with autism spectrum disorder don't benefit from the addition of music therapy on top of their usual treatments, an international clinical trial suggests.

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'We need that tool in our toolkit': Chef Michael Smith voices support for GMO foods

CBC - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 15:00

Celebrity chef Michael Smith came out in support of genetically-modified food at a consultation about Canada's Food Policy.

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Woman's swollen lips traced to severe Polysporin ointment allergy

CBC - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:44

A woman developed a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotic ointment Polysporin that left her with itchy, red and scaly swelling of her lips, and swollen cheeks, say doctors in Ottawa who want consumers to substitute another product in routine wound care.

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Youth homelessness linked to foster care system in new study

CBC - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:58

A first-of-its-kind study in Canada is drawing a link between youth homelessness levels and a foster care system that researchers say could be playing a more active role in keeping young people off the streets.

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2nd coroner's inquest this summer hears Inuit man in need of medical care was presumed drunk

CBC - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:18

A coroner's inquest heard Victor Kaludjak was treated for alcohol poisoning at the Rankin Inlet health centre, even though he told nurses he hadn't had a drink in four days.

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Nova Scotia doctor disciplined in 'death by 1,000 laxatives' case

CBC - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 04:30

A doctor in Windsor treated Isabel Palmeter's intense abdominal pain as constipation until physicians in Halifax discovered a cancerous tumour.

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U.S. audit raised 'significant questions' about Canadian meat inspections

CBC - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 04:00

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found “systemic” inspection and sanitation problems during a recent audit of Canada’s meat, poultry and egg inspection systems, issues American officials say “raise significant questions about the Canadian system.”

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Is Caster Semenya playing fair?

CBC - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:08

She's one of the most dominant athletes in track and field, but two-time world and Olympic champion Caster Semenya has certain physical advantages that some feel are unfair. The question is, what (if anything) should be done about it?

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RCMP plan to launch study on operational stress, PTSD in Mounties

CBC - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 06:00

The RCMP is seeking a team of researchers to study the physical and mental markers of post-traumatic stress disorders in officers.

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'A huge problem': Prison guards in Alberta hospitalized after exposure to fentanyl during searches

CBC - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 06:00

Several prison guards in Alberta have been hospitalized after accidental exposure to fentanyl during searches. Their union is concerned the next incident could be fatal.

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'Coincidental role,' says N.L. health minister who used CPR to save man's life

CBC - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 04:30

While downplaying his role, Health Minister John Haggie says he wants people to realize the importance of this kind of training.

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Playing action video games may be bad for your brain, study finds

CBC - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 18:00

Playing first-person shooter video games could put certain users at greater risk of developing neuropsychiatric illnesses such as depression and Alzheimer's disease, Montreal researchers concluded after a new study.

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Blood pressure fluctuations linked to dementia: study

CBC - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:09

People whose blood pressure varies widely from day to day may be more likely to develop dementia than adults who have fairly steady blood pressure, a Japanese study suggests.

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Exploring the science of gender identity through DNA

Globe and Mail - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:48
A consortium of five research institutions is looking to the genome for clues about whether transgender people are born that way
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