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Man found dead in locked hospital bathroom a 'very vulnerable person,' sister says

CBC - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 09:13

A 61-year-old patient died while locked in a washroom at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre and now his sister wants answers from the hospital.

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Grieving Calgary mother wants women to know about life-threatening pregnancy complication

CBC - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:51

Jill Young's daughter, Cara Kernohan, died suddenly of a severe form of pre-eclampsia called HELLP syndrome. She was 35 weeks pregnant.

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Spread of death cap mushroom in B.C. prompts advisory warning for people to 'play it safe'

CBC - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:09

Officials are asking foragers to be on the lookout for the deadly fungus and to avoid picking urban mushrooms altogether.

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Rare Nobel Prize win by a woman a 'stark reminder' of sexism in physics

CBC - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 03:00

A woman won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time in 55 years. The announcement came just a day after a physicist was suspended by CERN for controversial remarks about women. The two events highlight the sexism that endures in physics, but also some positive changes underway.

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Loblaws recalls chicken fries for possible salmonella after 4 people become ill

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:34

Loblaws is recalling chicken fries sold in $10 bags due to possible salmonella contamination that may have caused four people to become ill.

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Military probe turns up no trace of suspected Agent Orange barrels at New Brunswick base

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 17:36

An investigation into a report that barrels of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange may have been surreptitiously buried at a New Brunswick military base has apparently come up empty.

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Kids and pot shouldn't mix, experts warn parents

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:58

With pot about to become legal in Canada in just a couple of weeks, a new guide warning parents about the dangers of using cannabis during pregnancy and exposing children to second-hand pot smoke is popping up at Toronto hospitals.

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Health groups warn against vaping ads in Ontario convenience stores

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:54

A coalition of health groups is warning the Ontario government that allowing the display and advertising of vaping products in convenience stores would lead to increased nicotine addiction among teenagers.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report —September 9 to 15 (Week 37)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:05
As of September 15 2018, 160 human cases associated with WNV in Canada has been reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) 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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Cholera outbreak in Yemen accelerating again, WHO says

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:24

Yemen's cholera outbreak is accelerating again, with roughly 10,000 suspected cases now reported per week, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization.

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Canadian becomes 1st woman in 55 years to win Nobel Prize in Physics, shared with 2 others

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 05:09

Donna Strickland, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, became the first woman in 55 years and the third ever to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with a scientist from the U.S. and another from France for their work in laser physics.

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Will USMCA affect Canada's drug prices? Depends on what happens next

CBC - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 03:00

As the winners and losers of the new trilateral deal are being tallied up, one aspect of the trilateral trade agreement is prompting concern that it could drive up drug costs for Canadians.

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The secret to improving health care

CBC - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:13

In a health-care system with gaps, CMAJ article suggests using scientific evidence to decide which treatments to cover.

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Nobel Prizes still struggle with wide gender disparity

CBC - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:04

Nobel Prizes are the most prestigious awards on the planet but the aura of this year's announcements has been dulled by questions over why so few women have entered the pantheon, particularly in the sciences.

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Academics from U.S., Japan win Nobel Prize for 'landmark' cancer treatments

CBC - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 03:26

American James Allison and Tasuku Honjo of Japan won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries leading to new approaches in harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, the award-giving body has announced.

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Critics blast Ottawa's post-military jobs program for sidelining medical discharges

CBC - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 03:00

The Liberal government's newly redesigned program to help soldiers make a smoother transition into the civilian workforce is not intended for those who have their military careers cut short for medical reasons, newly released federal documents reveal.

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Health Canada issues warning on EpiPen devices

CBC - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 18:54

Heath Canada issued an advisory Friday that some EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injector devices may not easily slide out of their carrier tube — a problem the statement says could delay or prevent emergency treatment, possibly leading to patient disability or death.

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FluWatch report: September 9, 2018 to September 22, 2018 (Week 37-38)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 14:29
Influenza activity remains at interseasonal levels across the country. The majority of regions in Canada report no influenza activity. All indicators of influenza activity are at low levels, as expected for this time of year. Influenza A is the most common influenza virus circulating in Canada. 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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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 37, 2018: September 9 to September 15, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:39
In Canada, one new case of measles and no cases of rubella were reported in week 37, 2018. 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 Report, Week 38 ending September 22, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 09:33
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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