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Doctors challenge Ontario policy requiring referral for services that clash with morals

CBC - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 08:16

The debate over Ontario doctors' right to refuse to provide medical services that clash with their moral or religious beliefs is headed to court.

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Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles: WHO

CBC - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 07:48

Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease, the World Health Organization says.

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Why the common finger-prick test isn't always needed for those with Type 2 diabetes

CBC - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 04:00

It's a daily ritual for many with Type 2 diabetes: a quick finger-prick test aimed at keeping blood-sugar levels in check. But according to a new U.S. study, that simple test may have little impact on managing the chronic condition.

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'It's going to get worse before it gets better:' federal health minister on opioid crisis

CBC - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 17:33

Speaking to a crowd of health care leaders in Vancouver, Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said the federal government is doing everything it can to address the opioid overdose crisis, but that no single action or policy is going to solve it.

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Ontario announces new funding, naloxone distribution plan in battle against opioid crisis

CBC - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:52

The province says it will fund new front-line health workers and distribute nearly 80,000 naloxone kits to strengthen its opioid strategy.

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Veggies with 'indulgent' names may boost healthy eating

CBC - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:33

Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked.

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Soccer star Christine Sinclair embarks on personal mission to help fight MS

CBC - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:24

Christine Sinclair plans to step forward and speak out. Sinclair, who turned 34 Monday, is going to take an active role in the fight against multiple sclerosis.

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One-stop training programs check all the wellness boxes

Globe and Mail - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:59
Today’s ‘holistic’ approach moves past workouts that focus just on exercise to include advice on eating, sleeping and stress reduction
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One-stop training programs check all the wellness boxes

Globe and Mail - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:59
Today’s ‘holistic’ approach moves past workouts that focus just on exercise to include advice on eating, sleeping and stress reduction
Categories: Health News

One-stop training programs check all the wellness boxes

Globe and Mail - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:59
Today’s ‘holistic’ approach moves past workouts that focus just on exercise to include advice on eating, sleeping and stress reduction
Categories: Health News

Five simple steps to better health

Globe and Mail - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:59
Whole foods and water are among the baby steps toward wellness
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Five simple steps to better health

Globe and Mail - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:59
Whole foods and water are among the baby steps toward wellness
Categories: Health News

Five simple steps to better health

Globe and Mail - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:59
Whole foods and water are among the baby steps toward wellness
Categories: Health News

About 30% of the world's population now overweight, study finds

CBC - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:43

Nearly one-third of the world's population is obese or overweight, and an increasing number of people are dying of related health problems, according to the results of a new study.

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Canada 'poor performer' when it comes to high drug costs for common conditions: study

CBC - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 08:01

Canada had the second-highest medication costs for common conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol in 2015 compared to nine other affluent countries with universal health-care systems, suggests a new study calling for a national drug plan to lower prices.

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Syrian refugee's baby born with brain outside her skull survives surgery

CBC - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 05:00

A five-month-old girl born with her brain growing outside her skull is recovering in a Winnipeg hospital, after lengthy surgery called a "miracle" by her mother — a Syrian refugee who settled in the city just over a year ago.

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Hypnosis: Inside the science that could change your mind

Globe and Mail - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 10:18
Imagine a scenario where your mind had the power to cure debilitating anxiety, eliminate chronic pain or kick an addiction. Adriana Barton reports on the growing scientific support for hypnosis
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Hypnosis: Inside the science that could change your mind

Globe and Mail - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 10:18
Imagine a scenario where your mind had the power to cure debilitating anxiety, eliminate chronic pain or kick an addiction. Adriana Barton reports on the growing scientific support for hypnosis
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Hypnosis: Inside the science that could change your mind

Globe and Mail - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 10:18
Imagine a scenario where your mind had the power to cure debilitating anxiety, eliminate chronic pain or kick an addiction. Adriana Barton reports on the growing scientific support for hypnosis
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Musical Ride horses help build character and confidence for troubled youth

CBC - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 04:00

An equine therapy program for at-risk youths teaches them horsemanship skills, as well as life skills. The unique program uses three retired horses from the RCMP Musical Ride.

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