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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 22, 2017: May 28 to June 3, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:27
In Canada, one new case of measles was reported in week 22, 2017. 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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Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 23 ending June 10, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:55
The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These data are also summarized in the weekly FluWatch report. 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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Canada lags when it comes to child hunger, violence: UNICEF ranking

CBC - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:18

Canada ranks 37th on a list of 41 wealthy countries for children having access to enough nutritious food, a UNICEF report says. Higher-than-average rates of child homicide and teen suicide point to a need for action.

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Nature's Path recalling granola for possible listeria contamination

CBC - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:59

Nature's Path Foods Inc. is recalling Nature's Path brand Coconut & Cashew Butter Crunchy Granola from store shelves due to possible Listeria contamination.

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Legalizing cannabis could help reduce opioid use: experts

CBC - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 07:50

Canadian medical experts are pointing to research that suggests cannabis could one day be used to help mitigate the use of powerful opioids.

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Flint water crisis: Deceased man at centre of case lived there all his life

CBC - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 07:40

Robert Skidmore's death has been blamed on Legionnaires' disease and linked to the city's tainted water crisis that on Wednesday led to involuntary manslaughter and other charges against five officials, including the director of Michigan's Health and Human Services department.

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Canadians can be smug about our health care system when public coverage extends to dental care

CBC - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 04:00

Why are we comparing ourselves to the Americans at all? The truth is that our health-care system suffers from huge flaws in both design and execution. The most obvious example of that is in the way we fund dental care.

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You may be fatter than you think from your Body Mass Index, researchers say

CBC - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:23

A person who is classified as a normal weight based on the Body Mass Index may still carry enough fat in certain areas to significantly boost their risk of health problems, warns a recently released study that suggests the BMI isn't the best tool to measure health.

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'It's been a roller-coaster': Patient questions $750K price tag for life-changing drug

CBC - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:15

An Ottawa woman fighting for access to her life-changing drug has thrown the excessive price of pharmaceutical drugs into the spotlight.

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Shower-shunning swimmers put public health at risk

CBC - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:04

A survey on swimming hygiene found more than half of adult respondents "seldom or never shower before swimming" in a pool. That's a problem, say health experts, due to the menace of fecal matter and the spread of dangerous parasites.

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Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:04
Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres are designated by the Public Health Agency of Canada, on behalf of Canada, in order to meet the requirements of the International Health Regulations. 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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Assisted dying laws challenged by Montrealers with degenerative diseases

CBC - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:00

Two Montrealers with degenerative diseases are challenging both Canada's and Quebec's medically assisted dying laws.

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Supervised-injection site proposed for downtown Calgary health centre

CBC - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:05

Officials have unveiled plans for the first supervised drug use site in Calgary, to be located at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre in the city's core.

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Polio outbreaks hit Congo in new eradication setback

CBC - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:55

Two separate outbreaks of the polio virus have been confirmed in Congo, the World Health Organization says. These are the first cases of polio in the vast Central African nation since 2012.

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5 people, including Michigan health chief, charged in Flint water probe

CBC - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:55

Five people, including the head of Michigan's health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water, blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had legionnaires' disease.

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'This isn't living, this is existing,' says Winnipeg man who hasn't been out of bed in 4 months

CBC - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 05:00

A Winnipeg man who is paralyzed on his left side after suffering a stroke seven years ago says he hasn't been out of bed in more than four months. He says it's because of his size.

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Police agitate those with autism, worsen situation in a third of encounters: study

CBC - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:23

A study released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found that people on the autism spectrum are more likely to experience police interactions, and officers make the situation worse in about a third of those cases.

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Ontario researchers to study dust for carcinogens after Fort McMurray fire

CBC - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:27

A group of Ontario researchers is travelling to Fort McMurray, Alta., next month to study dust left in homes from the forest fire that ravaged the city last year.

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Edmonton philanthropist left millions to enhance health care in city he loved

CBC - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:00

A wealthy Edmonton philanthropist had one dying wish, to help grow the health-care sector in his adopted city.

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Baseball program for kids with disabilities catches on in Alberta

CBC - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 08:30

Braeden Palmer uses a walker or a wheelchair to get around, but the three-year-old is quick to ditch the devices when he gets on the baseball field.

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