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Funeral workers launch peer support group to help their mental health

CBC - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 06:36

Organizers of the peer-counselling group in Ottawa say they had a hard time finding help for their industry's mental health challenges, so they made their own service.

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Halifax woman posthumously calls for fix to Canada's assisted dying rules

CBC - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 05:55

In a video uploaded Wednesday, Audrey Parker — who died Nov. 1, 2018 — says people are dying earlier than necessary because late-stage consent is needed to invoke medical assistance in dying (MAID).

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Ford government pledges to clear autism therapy waitlist, provide cash to families in need

CBC - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 04:00

The Ford government has launched a plan to tackle lengthy waiting lists for autism therapy. It will also now provide families with up to $140,000 per child until age 18.

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Health Canada suspends licence of Winnipeg cannabis producer Bonify

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 23:57

Health Canada has suspended the sales licence of Winnipeg-based cannabis producer Bonify.

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Some Pearson travellers may have been exposed to measles

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:04

Some travellers through Toronto's Pearson International Airport last month may have been exposed to measles.

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RCMP say sorry for wrong warning about drug-laced gum

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:37

A day after telling the public bubble gum had been laced with fentanyl, police say they regret the error.

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Love our body, love ourselves: province-wide campaign pushes conversation about eating disorders

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:12

Clinical counsellors are trying to send a positive message to B.C. teens and children this week to help combat eating disorders.

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Health Canada plans new measures to curb vaping by young people

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:57

Health Canada says it intends to introduce new measures to curb the rising amount of vaping by young people.

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6 flu-related deaths so far this season, as Eastern Health adds 2 more clinics

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:45

"The only true way to protect ourselves against influenza is to get vaccinated," says public health nurse Nicolle Garrett.

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How an Arnprior grocery store is making shopping easier for people with autism

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:39

From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Mondays, a grocery store in Arnprior dimmed the lights, turned off the intercom and asked staff not to wear scents — all to create a "sensory-friendly shopping experience" for people with special needs.

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Montreal's public health agency warns of possible measles exposure in 2 clinics

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:11

Santé Montréal has reached out to patients potentially exposed to measles after a woman infected with the virus visited two medical clinics in the city last week.

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Sudbury woman still recovering from a concussion 2 months later

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:00

A Sudbury woman is still working to get her life back after being injured on the job two months ago.

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Technology focused on health promises women more control over their lives

CBC - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 04:00

A new niche of the tech industry is taking off, with apps and gadgets that promise women more control over their health and lives. As with all technology, this development comes with promise and peril.

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Obesity-related cancers rising in U.S. young adults

CBC - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:21

Rates of some obesity-related cancers are rising faster in adults aged 25 to 49 than in older generations.

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That's not just bubble gum, it's laced with fentanyl, say RCMP

CBC - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:52

Police in Bay Roberts responded to a suspected overdose, and are warning the public about gum that tested positive for fentanyl.

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Experts call for emergency declaration on Ebola in Congo

CBC - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:00

World Health Organization urged to reconsider declaring the Ebola outbreak in Congo a public health emergency of international concern.

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Newly leaked documents show PC health-care changes 'done deal', NDP says

CBC - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:54

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath reveals new documents that she says show the province had already signed off on leaked health-care legislation the Progressive Conservatives dismissed as "just a draft" last week.

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​IVF linked to slightly higher risk of maternal complications

CBC - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:01

Women who become pregnant using infertility treatments, such as in-vitro fertilization, have a slightly higher risk of a complication which can include bleeding, serious infections, and admission to the intensive care unit around the time of delivery, according to a new Canadian study .

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Winnipeg woman says she developed addiction to meth in sober housing

CBC - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:00

Stephanie Siddle says she never tried meth or crack until she moved into sober housing run by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.

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Here's how Canada's largest psychiatric hospital flags potentially violent patients

CBC - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:00

As the London Health Sciences Centre agrees to review a policy that flags patients it deems potentially violent with purple armbands, we asked the country's largest psychiatric hospital how it balances patient privacy and staff safety.

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