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Labrador marks 100 years since the Spanish Flu

CBC - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:30

Descendants and others gathered at the Friendship Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to mark the 100th year since the arrival of the Spanish Flu in Labrador.

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'Troubling signs': Health Canada to review tobacco strategy as smoking rate spikes

CBC - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 04:00

Health Canada is looking for outside experts to review its tobacco control strategy — a federal program that appears to have hit a wall after years of helping to drive down smoking rates.

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Disturbing bullying reports can be used to teach kids about bystander intervention, advocates say

CBC - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:47

Many children and youth don't know how to intervene, even if they sense that what they're witnessing is wrong, expert says.

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Complaint filed against Surrey, B.C., naturopath-turned-councillor who campaigned as 'physician'

CBC - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:00

A newly elected member of Surrey’s city council who campaigned as a “community physician” without always revealing that she is a naturopath is now the subject of a complaint to her regulatory body.

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Shortage of antidepressant 'in a class all on its own' alarms patients with mental illnesses

CBC - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 07:00

The shortage in Canada of bupropion, a popular prescription antidepressant, has been stressful for patients with mental illnesses and the people who care for them.

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Pediatricians call for ban on flavoured vaping products — but Health Canada isn't going there

CBC - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 04:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is restricting sales of most e-cigarette flavours to areas of stores where people under age 18 aren't allowed to enter. Canada is not adopting those same restrictions.

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50 B.C. chiropractors refuse to remove misleading claims from websites, face possible discipline

CBC - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:27

Fifty B.C. chiropractors have refused to remove misleading claims from their websites and Facebook pages and are now under investigation by their regulatory body.

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London hospital staff call on labour minister to step in on purple armband issue

CBC - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:55

Ontario's minister of labour is being asked to intervene in a London, Ont., hospital policy that doctors say is discriminatory and violates the human rights of patients.

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Doctors' group slams move to allow employers to require doctor's note for minor illnesses

CBC - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:05

A national doctors' group is raising concerns about the Ontario government's move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor's note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold.

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Hospitals profiting from private cord blood bank didn't disclose financial ties to patients

CBC - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:00

Two Toronto hospitals that have a financial relationship with a private company that banks blood from babies' umbilical cords say they need to be more upfront about their affiliation after an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate raised questions about their practices.

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Antibiotic resistance a serious health-care threat to Canadians, experts say

CBC - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:00

Drug-resistant infections are predicted to kill an estimated 2.4 million more people by 2050 in developed countries alone, including Canada.

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Crucial for health system, many caregivers are struggling financially and emotionally, report says

CBC - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:06

More than one-third of caregivers surveyed in Ontario report feeling depressed and many have suffered financial consequences, including time off work or turning down career opportunities.

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Early data suggest no spike in pot-impaired driving after legalization, police say

CBC - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:22

Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis-impaired driving one month since legalization, but there needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed, law enforcement officials say.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report —October 21 to 27 (Week 43)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:21
As of October 27 2018, 335 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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Veterans Affairs reverses decision, opens beds for Allied war vets

CBC - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:16

Veterans Affairs will expand access to Halifax’s Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital after a veteran was denied access because his wartime service wasn’t with the Canadian military. Now the minister of veterans affairs says 25 beds will be opened to Allied and modern-day veterans.

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Substance use costs $1,000 to $2,600 per person in Canada each year, study says

CBC - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:47

Canada's territories are spending the most per capita on costs related to substance use, according to a report released Thursday.

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Canada's first successful heart transplant was 50 years ago this week. Here's how it happened

CBC - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:00

Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital is marking the 50th anniversary of Canada's first successful heart transplant. "We showed that it can be done," remembered a doctor involved in the landmark surgery.

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Bridging the 'genomic divide': Lack of Indigenous DNA data a challenge for researchers

CBC - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:00

Problems are inherent in using genetic databases to unearth Indigenous ancestry, but efforts are underway to help Indigenous students acquire skills that would help them move into advisory and leadership roles within genomic research.

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The million dollar drug that patients can't access

CBC - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:02

Glybera is a made-in-Canada discovery that made history, becoming the world's first drug approved to treat a genetic disease. But when it went on the market at a price of $1 million, it was immediately labelled the most expensive drug in the world and was only sold once.

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Juul curbs sales of some e-cigarette flavours, but not in Canada

CBC - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:21

Vaping giant Juul Labs Inc. is stopping its sales of some e-cigarette flavours in U.S. stores to deter use by kids and teens, but is not doing the same in Canada.

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