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$19M in federal funds for mental wellness in black communities desperately needed, experts say

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 06:00

The Liberal budget pledges $19-million to enhance local community support for youth at risk and culturally adapting mental health programs for the black community. Community activists and academics say help is long overdue.

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Loblaw recalling cooked shrimp packages due to bacteria risk

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:23

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain pre-packaged Cooked Shrimp due to the potential presence of raw shrimp, which may contain harmful bacteria.

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CHEO overcrowding sends 'sickest children' out of town

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 04:00

Some of the most critically ill children in the Ottawa area have been transferred to hospitals in other cities due to severe overcrowding at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

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Is 13 too young for a diet? Weight Watchers doesn't think so

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 04:00

Weight Watchers faces mounting criticism for its offer of free membership for teens who want to slim down.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 8 ending February 24, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 15:12
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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How hallway medicine in ER contributes to misdiagnosis

CBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:52

Patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed or experience treatment delays when emergency rooms are so crowded that they receive care in a hallway, a survey of physicians suggests.

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Indiana lawmakers move to ban eyeball tattoos after Ottawa woman's mishap

CBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:42

Indiana lawmakers have banned eyeball tattoos in the state after an Ottawa woman's mishap made international headlines.

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Why high-tech gadgets are looking to the past to help us sleep better

Globe and Mail - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 09:15
Although a number of sleep aids are incorporating technology to help us get a better night's rest, Wency Leung reports that they're actually just revamping 17th-century ideas
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London mom warns of sales reps pushing essential oils as medicine

CBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 04:00

London mom Sarah Farrants said she's worried about essential oil salespeople pushing their products as a treatment for her son's respiratory issues.

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