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Doctors' group wants Health Canada, not industry, to design marijuana labelling

CBC - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:43

A group representing the country's doctors says designing marijuana packaging should be left to federal officials and public health experts, not cannabis producers and distributors.

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Donor kidneys revitalized for transplant at Toronto General Hospital

CBC - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:49

A team at Toronto General Hospital is using an "ex-vivo" machine to preserve and rejuvenate kidneys by mimicking the conditions inside the body prior to transplant. Its use could make more kidney transplants possible. About five per cent of patients die while on the waiting list in Ontario every year.

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Doctors are finally helping stop superbugs

CBC - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:34

A new kind of thinking is helping curb the over-prescribing of antibiotics. @NightshiftMD explains why doctors are finally starting to get the message.

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New Toronto research hub to focus on developmental disabilities and mental illness

CBC - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 05:59

One of Canada's most high-profile mental health treatment centres says it's opening a new research hub that will focus on the needs of people with both developmental disabilities and psychiatric conditions.

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When it comes to abuse, rural long-term care homes face unique challenges

CBC - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 04:00

Across eastern Ontario, the number of reported cases have more than tripled from 2011 to 2016, according to the most recent data from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. More than half of the homes with the highest rate of abuse were in small towns.

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This doctor is 71 with retirement on the mind. But there's no one to replace him

CBC - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 04:00

More than half of family physicians in Nova Scotia are over the age of 50. Dr. Ken Murray in Neils Harbour is one of them, his story indicative of the doctor-shortage problem facing the province.

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'You could feel it in your veins, like how cold it was': Using paint and selfies to cope with chemo

CBC - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 13:16

After being diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer when she was just 24, Lauren Sylliboy said the enormity of her illness didn't hit her right away. But exactly 14 days after her first chemotherapy treatment, that changed. Her hair started falling out and Sylliboy said she looked in the mirror and realized her illness was showing.

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The real story behind the sudden drop in Canada's drug prices

CBC - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 10:40

Also in this edition: Is Ontario offering a college diploma in "pseudoscience?" And a closer look at a public relations campaign calling on governments to fund a new flu vaccine for seniors.

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What would a million cigarettes cost? Health Canada wants to know

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

The federal government is doing a little window-shopping for cigarettes — a million of them.

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Cracks in the code: Why mapping your DNA may be less reliable than you think

Globe and Mail - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 00:01
The Personal Genome Project was supposed to revolutionize medicine, but the results reveal how much we still have to learn. Carolyn Abraham looks at the risk of misleading results as DNA testing enters mainstream medicine
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MPs mum about possibility of national drug plan

CBC - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:34

Most of the witnesses in a House of Commons Standing Committee on Health have supported a universal drug plan.

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FluWatch report: January 21 to January 27, 2018 (week 4)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:00
Overall, influenza activity in Canada remains at peak levels but there are signs that activity is starting to slow down in parts of the country. 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 4 ending January 27, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:06
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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