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Child and teen obesity soars 10-fold worldwide in 40 years, WHO finds

CBC - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:16

Obesity rate among children in rich countries may have peaked as kids in developing countries are increasingly putting on unhealthy pounds, researchers say.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 39, 2017: September 24 to September 30, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:24
In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported in week 39, 2017. One province (Ontario) has an active measles case. A total of 45 cases of measles, and zero cases of rubella have been reported in Canada in 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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CTE confirmed in young B.C. bull rider who suffered repeated concussions

CBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:15

A young B.C. man who died earlier this year has become the first confirmed case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a professional bull rider, doctors have confirmed.

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Patients of female surgeons have slightly better outcomes, study suggests

CBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 19:13

Patients of female surgeons did slightly better following surgery than those whose surgeons were male, according to a Canadian study published in a British medical journal. Researchers studied more than 100,000 patients in Ontario hospitals.

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Obesity rates among children see tenfold increase in past 40 years: WHO

Globe and Mail - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:46
Canadian experts say new research on ‘grim’ health crisis highlights need for action, including ad restrictions and better food access
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Alcohol doses 'through the roof': Popular, potent alcoholic drinks landing Quebec young people in ER

CBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:09

Seven years after the U.S. makers of Four Loko, an alcoholic, sugary, flavoured malt drink, reformulated the beverage following a spate of alcohol poisonings, a Quebec company has launched a similar product called FCKD UP — and it has a Montreal emergency room physician concerned.

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New book helps kids from remote communities feel more comfortable heading to the hospital

CBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:55

When kids from northern communities have to fly south to see a doctor, they're sometimes scared by the tall buildings and bustling streets. A new book, translated into three Indigenous languages, is helping make the journey a bit more understandable.

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Edmonton women's prison failing Indigenous women, inmates with mental illness, advocates say

CBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:00

Poor treatment of Indigenous women and inmates with mental illness is behind the growing tension at the Edmonton Institution for Women, prisoner advocates say.

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UN starts cholera immunization campaign for Rohingya refugees

CBC - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:53

UN agencies and Bangladesh's Health Ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the waterborne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh.

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'I felt like death:' Cholera epidemic spreads misery in Yemen

CBC - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:22

One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take a first breath.

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Manslaughter charges against alleged fentanyl dealers mount across Canada

CBC - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:15

Some police forces and prosecutors argue that dealers should be held partly responsible for overdose deaths if they knowingly sold the potent opioid fentanyl to customers.

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New study finds widespread presence of pesticide in honey

CBC - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00

Researchers found the level of contamination from the neonicotinoid group of pesticides highest in North America.

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'Smart bandage' developed in B.C. changes colour at first signs of infection

CBC - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 09:00

A UVic bioengineer believes a new "smart bandage" could transform wound care and help reduce deadly infections.

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Let them fidget: Children with ADHD seem to learn better when they're moving

CBC - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 04:00

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget, tap and swivel around in a chair much more than normally developing children because it helps them to learn complex material, psychologists have found.

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Targeting scalper bots and 'double ending': CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

CBC - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 08:00

Miss something this week? Here's the consumer news you need to know from CBC-TV's Marketplace.

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Inuit, Ottawa launch task force to fight tuberculosis in the North

CBC - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 07:56

The federal government and Inuit have launched a task force to examine the tuberculosis crisis across Inuit Nunangat. Among Inuit, the rate of the lung disease in 2015 was more than 270 times higher than the rate among Canadian-born non-Indigenous people.

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Many new cancer drugs don't save lives

CBC - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 08:00

Here's this week's roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news.

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More than 2,000 Canadians have died with medical assistance since legalization

CBC - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 16:59

Since medically assisted death was legalized, more than 2,000 Canadians have ended their lives with the aid of a doctor, and most of them were suffering from terminal cancer.

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Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR): Volume 43-10, October 5, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 14:10
Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR): Volume 43-10, October 5, 2017: Emerging infections 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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Plant height restrictions out, timeline for edibles added to Liberals' pot bill

CBC - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:56

The Liberal government's marijuana bill has returned from a parliamentary committee with a few amendments, including a requirement that they introduce a policy around edibles and other concentrated forms of cannabis within a year

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