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'Scientific quackery': UBC study says it's debunked controversial MS procedure

CBC - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:54

A new study at the University of British Columbia has produced a "definitive debunking" of a controversial procedure that surgically widens neck veins as a treatment for multiple sclerosis.

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Obesity in pregnancy tied to cerebral palsy risk in kids

CBC - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:22

Study findings show an association between a woman's weight during pregnancy and the risk of cerebral palsy, not that maternal obesity causes the condition.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 8, 2017: February 19 to February 25, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:00
In Canada, 4 new cases of measles were reported in week 8, 2017. One province (Nova Scotia) has active measles cases, presumed to be linked to travel. There are no active cases of rubella. A total of 7 cases of measles, and zero cases of rubella have been reported in Canada in 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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Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice - Volume 37 · Number 3 · March 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 09:57
Inside this issue 1. Editorial - Reducing premature mortality among young and middle-aged adults 2. Evaluating compression or expansion of morbidity in Canada: trends in life expectancy and health-adjusted life expectancy from 1994 to 2010 3. The association of household food security, household characteristics and school environment with obesity status among off-reserve First Nations and Métis children and youth in Canada: results from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey ... 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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Justin Trudeau marks International Women's Day with $650M for reproductive rights

CBC - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 09:02

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marks International Women's Day by promising $650 million for reproductive health and rights around the world.

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Auditor general finds Nunavut's support of health-care workers lacking

CBC - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 05:00

Nunavut's health-care system suffers from major deficits in staff training and recruitment, according to a report by the auditor general of Canada.

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Parents make tough decision to save sick son by having a 'saviour sibling'

CBC - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 05:00

Mohamad Al Sabbagh has severe idiopathic aplastic anemia. Hoping to save his life with the right match for a stem cell transplant, his parents are considering having a baby and implanting the infant's stem cells into their son.

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MPs reject Liberal government's attempt to gut genetic discrimination bill

CBC - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 18:08

An attempt by the Liberal government to gut the genetic discrimination bill was defeated by a coalition of MPs from across party lines Tuesday evening, despite constitutional concerns raised by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

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Public Health Notice – Ongoing outbreak of norovirus and gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw and undercooked oysters from British Columbia

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 15:10
The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate norovirus and gastrointestinal illnesses in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario linked to raw and undercooked oysters. 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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Ontario doctors bracing for possible job action, clinic closures, OMA says

CBC - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:20

Ontario Medical Association spokesperson Dr. Rachel Forman explained the potential outcome if the province doesn't agree to the OMA's demands.

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Syrian children show symptoms of 'toxic stress' after 6 years of war, report says

CBC - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 09:02

Six years of violence and bloodshed have spawned a mental health crisis among Syria's children, the charity Save the Children says.

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Not 'just girl problems': A Calgary woman's 6-year fight to validate her period pain

CBC - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 20:15

An estimated one in 10 women suffer from endometriosis, a condition that is difficult to diagnose and which can cause debilitating pain, cysts and even infertility.

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Research explores brain injury in women exposed to domestic violence

CBC - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 20:06

A Kelowna couple is researching the prevalence of brain injuries in women who have experienced violence from an intimate partner.

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Chemotherapy drug shortage delays treatment at hospital

CBC - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 19:09

Cancer patients at a hospital north of Toronto have had their treatments delayed because of a drug shortage.

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Quebec osteopaths face dozens of charges, fines after undercover investigation

Globe and Mail - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 18:09
Charges were laid after undercover investigators with the Collège des médecins du Québec posed as patients seeking treatment at a clinic operated by the Collège d'études ostéopathiques
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Quebec osteopaths face dozens of charges, fines after undercover investigation

Globe and Mail - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 18:09
Charges were laid after undercover investigators with the Collège des médecins du Québec posed as patients seeking treatment at a clinic operated by the Collège d'études ostéopathiques
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Quebec osteopaths face dozens of charges, fines after undercover investigation

Globe and Mail - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 18:09
Charges were laid after undercover investigators with the Collège des médecins du Québec posed as patients seeking treatment at a clinic operated by the Collège d'études ostéopathiques
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Snowbirds may soon be allowed 8 months in U.S., but could risk provincial health benefits

CBC - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 17:36

There is one group of foreigners who are being embraced by American lawmakers with open arms: Canadian snowbirds. A bipartisan bill currently before the U.S. Congress would allow Canadians over the age of 55 to stay south of the border for up to eight months of the year.

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Children with disabilities may face higher risk of abuse

CBC - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 14:45

Children with intellectual disabilities are at increased risk of abuse or neglect, a new study suggests.

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Planking each day keeps the spine doctor away

Globe and Mail - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 14:13
The two-minute core-strengthening exercise, when done correctly, has limitless benefits for your overall health
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