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New Manitoba court for people with FASD could be game changer: experts

CBC - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 11:44

Lawyers and judges say a new court set to open in Manitoba specifically for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder could be a game changer.

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Chicken parts spread on neighbour's frozen farmland cause big stink for Alberta vet

CBC - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 10:48

Judith Samson-French woke up to an awful stench at her 160-acre property west of Calgary on Tuesday, to find chicken manure and parts had been spread illegally near her property line.

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Balancing risky behaviour, independence is goal of innovative seniors care home

CBC - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 04:00

Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon is on a very short list of facilities studied and cited by the Alzheimer's Society as having an approach which emphasizes continued independence.

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Canada's 'wicked' debate over vaping

CBC - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 09:00

Does vaping help smokers butt out? A new study out this week suggests e-cigarettes work no better than other smoking cessation tools. And there is evidence that teenagers who vape could be at risk of becoming a new generation of cigarette smokers.

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Watch this York student struggle to get to class in a wheelchair due to uncleared snow

CBC - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 05:00

Ali Imrie posted a video to Twitter showing her friend struggling to push her wheelchair along a snow-covered sidewalk on the York University campus. The school says it plans to "do better" when it comes to snow clearing.

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Public inquiry knew serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer confessed to more crimes

CBC - Sat, 02/02/2019 - 04:00

The lead lawyer for the public inquiry into how former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s attacks on patients went undetected for so long now concedes the inquiry has known for a year that the serial killer confessed to more crimes.

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Costco fined $7.2M for accepting illegal kickbacks

CBC - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 21:36

The Ontario government fines Costco more than $7 million after an investigation into allegations the bulk food giant asked for illegal kickbacks from a generic drug manufacturer.

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Doctors describe treatment options for adolescent depression

CBC - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 16:28

Although depression affects about 20 per cent of adolescents, many don't seek help and hesitate to talk to their parents, U.S. doctors say.

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Science Says: Can a Super Bowl ad give you 'brain tingles?'

CBC - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:30

Some people spend hours watching videos of hair brushing and paper crinkling because they report feeling a rush from the subtle, repetitive sights and sounds, but is it all in their heads?

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Former SNC-Lavalin CEO pleads guilty in superhospital fraud case

CBC - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:58

Pierre Duhaime was arrested in November 2012 on charges including fraud, conspiracy and forgery related to a $1.3-billion contract to build a superhospital in Montreal. He pleaded guilty Friday to helping a public servant commit breach of trust, avoiding a trial that was to start Monday.

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'Yes, I am struggling': Greater awareness of mental toll on first responders leads to push for better services

CBC - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:00

A decade after a house fire call took the life of two colleagues, firefighter Lionel Crowther continues to advocate for more focus on the mental health challenges first responders face.

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Just finished dry January? This author wants you to keep going — until April

CBC - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 08:00

Author Ruby Warrington's new book Sober Curious starts with one question: would your life be better without alcohol? She tells guest host Connie Walker dry January is a good starting point to examine your relationship with alcohol, but you need more time to really address the deeper questions.

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Drug, vaccine shortages likely to continue, warns N.S. pharmacy association

CBC - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 05:00

Over the last few months, health providers have been left scrambling to deal with supply gaps in blood pressure medications, antidepressants and vaccines for travellers.

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Panellists talk approaches to mental health support in Indigenous communities

CBC - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00

CBC Indigenous talks to two people about how they support their mental health.

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Hidden-camera footage reveals overstretched nursing home staff struggling to care for residents

CBC - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00

CBC's Marketplace went undercover to find out what life was like for staff and residents at a busy long-term care residence north of Toronto and found an overstretched staff struggling to provide patients the care they need.

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Coquitlam psychiatric hospital fined almost $650K after nurses attacked

CBC - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:02

The $646,304.88 fine marks the largest penalty issued by WorkSafeBC in the history of the province, according to the B.C. Nurses Union.

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Controversial supervised consumption site in Calgary gets 1-year lifeline from Health Canada

CBC - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 18:50

Health Canada has approved the renewal of the supervised consumption site at the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre in Calgary, the federal agency announced Thursday afternoon.

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Concussion concerns: Many curlers play bareheaded despite calls for helmets

CBC - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 16:37

Wearing helmets is universally accepted for sports like football and hockey. But in curling, the practice is sporadic and usually up to the players themselves. Some in Calgary, however, worry about concussions and have taken to wearing headgear on the ice.

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Ontario government responds after NDP leaks draft bill to scrap regional health agencies

CBC - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 13:16

The Ontario NDP says it has obtained a draft of a government bill that would dissolve the province's Local Health Integration Networks and create a "super agency" to oversee the health system.

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Quebec doctors decry the province's high rate of prescribing ADHD drugs to children and teens

CBC - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 13:07

An open letter signed by 45 doctors says it's urgent to ask why drugs are being prescribed at a rate that is, in the case of teens, double the rest of Canada's, as well as why so many young people are showing symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity and anxiety.

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