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Celiac disease goes undiagnosed in 90% of cases, Canadian researchers find

CBC - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:48

Celiac disease is common but mostly goes undiagnosed, say Canadian nutrition researchers who studied the blood work of nearly 3,000 people.

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Birth control: Trump expands opt-out for workplace insurance

CBC - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:40

U.S. President Donald Trump allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections.

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'You're trying to solve a drug problem with another drug': Vaccines for cocaine, heroin and opioid addictions

CBC - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 04:00

Scientists are exploring ways to create vaccines against drug addiction. So far, there's research into vaccines for cocaine, heroin and other opioid addictions. The vaccine would prevent a high by blocking drugs from getting to brain cells.

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Dengue in Vietnam

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:44
Dengue is a disease spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. 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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Dengue in Peru

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:37
Dengue is a disease spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. 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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Cholera in Africa and Western Asia (Yemen)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:31
Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection that is caused by ingesting food or water that has been contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. 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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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 39 ending September 30, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:26
Respiratory Virus Report, Week 39 ending September 30, 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — (Week 38)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:38
During week 38, September 17 to September 23, 2017, five confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, thirty additional cases were reported: six in Québec, twenty in Ontario two in Manitoba and two in Alberta. 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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'It gave me a sense of closure': Database on Inuit tuberculosis graves offers some answers

CBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:00

Mary Nashook found her grandfather's grave because of a chance look at a list of Inuit who never returned from tuberculosis treatment in the south. That opportunity will soon be open to more Inuit.

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New figures show hospital overcrowding will have 'drastic impact' on care, Ontario NDP says

CBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:00

The pressure is growing on the Wynne government to tackle chronic overcrowding in the province's hospitals this fall after repeated revelations about patients being cared for in hallways and lounge areas.

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Madagascar experiencing rapid spread of disease known as the Black Death in Middle Ages

CBC - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:00

A deadly outbreak of the plague is spreading across Madagascar, a country that already had the highest number of cases in the world of a disease long forgotten about in the West.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 38, 2017: September 17 to September 23, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:45
In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported in week 38, 2017. Globally, there are large outbreaks reported in Europe which have affected several countries. 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 forms opioid emergency task force to address ongoing crisis

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:45

The province will create an emergency task force to help address the ongoing opioid crisis, the minister of health announced Wednesday.

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40% of cancers diagnosed in U.S. related to obesity, CDC says

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:07

The rates of 12 obesity-related cancers rose by 7 per cent from 2005 to 2014, which threatens to reverse progress in reducing rates in the United States.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry shared by 3 for cryo-electron microscopy

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:01

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developments in electron microscopy.

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He's the 'poster boy' for PTSD, but Halifax police chief is now accused of hypocrisy

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:00

Jean-Michel Blais has spoken about his own PTSD. But now some officers with Halifax Regional Police are openly criticizing their chief, saying they feel “discarded” by the force after their own post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses.

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Female hormones protect against heart damage from a messed up body clock

CBC - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:00

Canadian scientists strive to understand why heart disease manifests differently in men and women, which could open the door to new ways of understanding and treating the problem.

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Cigarette makers' court ordered 'corrective statements' start next month

CBC - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:14

Major U.S. cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit brought by the federal government.

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2017-2020 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:05
The 2016–19 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development goals and targets, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act (the Act). In keeping with the objectives of the Act to integrate environmental, social and economic considerations into decision-making, and make such decisions more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) supports reaching goals laid out in the FSDS through t 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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A defibrillator was nearby when his heart stopped — not even 911 knew where it was

CBC - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:00

Life-saving portable defibrillators are in schools, rinks, businesses and community centres across Atlantic Canada. But there's a problem: Even 911 dispatchers often don't know the locations.

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