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Woman seeks doctor. Must be willing to prescribe opioids

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

She had been taking opioids for back pain for more than three decades. The trouble began when she needed a new family doctor.

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Traphouse hero: Man uses clean needles as weapon in war against HIV

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

Terry Grady is the founder of a new group called Saskatoon Cares, modelled after similar needle exchange outreach services in other cities.

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Smart system keeping dementia sufferers safe in their own homes

CBC - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 03:00

A smart technology research project offered by Ottawa's Bruyère Research Institute aims to keep dementia sufferers safe by preventing them from wandering from their homes.

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Doctors criticize public health changes in lead-up to N.B. election

CBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:36

A group of doctors in Fredericton are sounding the alarm about the state of public health in New Brunswick ahead of September's provincial election.

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Fact sheet: Cancer in Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:21
Nearly half of all Canadians will develop cancer during their lifetime, and about one quarter of Canadians are expected to die from the disease. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada - responsible for 30% of all deaths- followed by cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), chronic respiratory diseases, and accidents. 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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Baking literally burns off sugar calories

CBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 06:14

There's possible good news if you're counting calories: Research from the University of British Columbia suggests calories from sugar can be lost during the baking process, so what's shown on a food label may not reflect the calories consumed.

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Wettlaufer inquiry told co-workers 'betrayed' by disgraced nurse who murdered patients

CBC - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 05:00

The opening day of the public inquiry into the actions of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who admitted to killing nursing home patients over a period of years, heard from lawyers representing Ontario long-term care homes who said her co-workers were betrayed by the disgraced nurse.

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More women die after stroke than men, Heart & Stroke says

CBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 23:01

More women than men in Canada die as a result of a stroke, according to the Heart & Stroke 2018 Stroke Report.

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'Not something that should happen': homeless man spends dying hours at Vancouver Tim Hortons

CBC - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:32

In Canada's most expensive city, 24-hour restaurants have become a means of survival.

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Traumatized court clerk stuck in 'bureaucratic hell' trying to get back to work

CBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 19:00

A court clerk who developed PTSD from ‘relentless’ exposure to gruesome trial evidence has been fighting the Ontario government and Manulife insurance for over a year, to get back to work.

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New guidelines recommend hepatitis C screening for those born between 1945 and 1975

CBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 16:53

Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 should be tested for the potentially liver-destroying virus hepatitis C, a new set of guidelines recommends.

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Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big U.S. study finds

CBC - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 09:10

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk.

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Loblaw recalls No Name brand chicken burgers over salmonella fears

CBC - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 18:02

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain packages of No Name brand chicken burgers out of what the retailer calls "an abundance of caution."

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New questions about old Canadian study foreshadowing opioid crisis

CBC - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 08:00

How a team of Vancouver inner-city doctors caught early warning signs of looming opioid crisis 20 years ago — research that caught the attention of Purdue Pharma.

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Demulen 30 birth control packages may contain broken pills, Health Canada warns

CBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 15:03

Demulen 30, a prescription birth control pill product, may contain broken or chipped pills, Health Canada warns.

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5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in U.S. romaine lettuce outbreak

CBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:16

Four more deaths in the U.S. have been linked to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.

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Nearly 700 vaccinated against Ebola in Congo

CBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:18

More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in Congo's three affected health zones and health experts search for contacts of those infected.

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University of Guelph installs BlindSquare app to guide students who are visually impaired

CBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 07:56

The University of Guelph will be the first Canadian university to map its entire campus and have it on the BlindSquare app to help students who are visually impaired navigate its grounds and buildings.

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'My doctor thinks it's super': Paramedic house call program cuts down on ER visits

CBC - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:00

Fewer seniors go to emergency departments after paramedics check on them at home during non-emergencies, new research has found.

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Fragile antibiotic supply leads to shortages worldwide

CBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:06

Shortages of some life-saving antibiotics are putting more patients at risk, according to a new report.

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