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Wait list for family doctors in Nova Scotia hits 33,216

CBC - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:07

About 12.5 per cent of names of patients on a wait list in Nova Scotia have been sent to family doctors. But it’s not clear how many people have actually been taken on.

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'Stem-cell tourism' needs tighter controls, say medical experts

CBC - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 09:36

Stem cell therapies advertise directly to patients with the promise of a cure, but there is often little or no evidence to show they will help, or that they won't cause harm.

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Pink eye needs 'to run its course,' say ophthalmologists advising against antibiotics

CBC - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:00

Antibiotic eye drops are often prescribed for pink eye, but a new study warns that's usually the wrong way to go.

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Ads aim to dispel myth that driving on cannabis is acceptable

CBC - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:00

The Liberal government is preparing an ad campaign warning young Canadians that marijuana and driving don't mix.

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Higher testosterone offers 'competitive advantage' in women's track and field

CBC - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:49

Having higher than average levels of male hormones known as androgens can improve the performance of elite female track and field athletes enough to turn them into winners, researchers find.

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Polio : vaccine advice

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:28
July 5, 2017 Polio is a highly contagious disease. It can cause paralysis and death.Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 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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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronovirus (MERS-COV)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:25
July 5, 2017 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) is an infectious disease caused by a virus from the coronaviruses family. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 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 25, 2017: June 18 to June 24, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:04
In Canada, X new case of measles was reported in week 25, 2017. 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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Judge tells 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli to pipe down

CBC - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:46

A judge has told "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli to keep his mouth shut at his securities fraud trial.

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Mom scrambling to find drug that prevents life-threatening allergic reaction

CBC - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 05:30

A mother from Lower Sackville, N.S., is desperately searching for a medication that helps prevent her son from going into anaphylactic shock, but a shortage of the product means he only has a few pills left.

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Lawsuit could get Ontario workers the compensation they've been denied for chronic mental stress

CBC - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 04:00

A new court case will try to overturn Ontario's denial of compensation for workers whose jobs caused them ongoing mental stress.

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Mother wants Banana Boat sunscreen pulled after son suffers burns, blisters

CBC - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 19:19

Health Canada is investigating more than 130 complaints about Banana Boat products but has not issued any recalls.

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B.C. doctor opts out of offering assisted death, calling fees too low

CBC - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 14:05

Medically assisted dying has been legal in Canada for over a year, but some B.C. doctors are questioning whether they can afford to continue to provide the service.

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Pelvic implant class-action starts in Australia

CBC - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 13:57

More than 700 Australian women in a class-action case against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson state company's vaginal mesh caused them devastating pain.

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Assessment of Public Health Risk to Canada Associated with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus in China

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:33
In China, human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) follows a seasonal pattern with increases in reported cases occurring between October and May each year. The public health risk posed by avian influenza A(H7N9) virus to Canada is considered low based on available information. The risk assessment will be updated as new information arises. 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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Fentanyl-detecting dog training in central Alberta lures police from across North America

CBC - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:31

A workshop at the RCMP's dog training centre in Alberta has attracted officers and animals from police forces across the continent eager to see the centre's pioneering work tackling the scourge of fentanyl.

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Could drug testing at music festivals save lives?

CBC - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:22

Some music festival goers are getting their party drugs tested this summer. Critics argue this sends the wrong message, but advocates say people should know what they're taking in the age of fentanyl.

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Long-term heartburn medication use tied to higher risk of early death

CBC - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:21

Long-term use of a class of drugs that treat heartburn may be linked to a shortened lifespan, but doctors still need to determine if the risk of using proton pump inhibitors outweighs the benefits for individuals.

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Painful memories could be erased, new study says

CBC - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 04:00

Scientists have taken another step toward being able to selectively edit out bad memories while leaving the good ones intact — something that could one day be used to treat people suffering from PTSD or anxiety disorders linked to painful memories.

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Shingles may raise risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers say

CBC - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 14:57

Getting shingles may increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other heart problems by as much as 40 per cent, according to Korean researchers.

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