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Flu activity 'slowly decreasing' in Canada but hospitals still feeling the strain

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:34

Flu activity is slowly decreasing in Canada and seems to be winding down in the U.S., health officials say.

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Nova Scotia should investigate whether faulty hair test for drugs tore families apart: lawyer

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:34

Nova Scotia's Department of Community Services used faulty drug tests for years in hundreds of child protection cases, but the minister says the department will only review cases if families request it.

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Lassa fever in West Africa

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:11
Information updated regarding reported cases of the dates of Lassa fever cases in 2017 and 2018. 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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London man waited 8 days in U.S. hospital for an Ontario bed that never came

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:51

A London, Ont., man waited eight days in a U.S. hospital — four of them in intensive care — unable to travel home because he was told a bed wasn't available at any of the hospitals in his hometown.

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FluWatch report: February 18 to February 24, 2018 (week 8)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:21
Overall, influenza activity in Canada remains at peak levels. Influenza activity is slowly decreasing in many parts of the country. Detections of influenza B were greater than those of influenza A. To date this season, the majority of laboratory-confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths with influenza have been among adults 65 years of age and older. 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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Science Says: Why Europe still has so many measles outbreaks

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:42

While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people don't get vaccinated.

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$19M in federal funds for mental wellness in black communities desperately needed, experts say

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 06:00

The Liberal budget pledges $19-million to enhance local community support for youth at risk and culturally adapting mental health programs for the black community. Community activists and academics say help is long overdue.

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Loblaw recalling cooked shrimp packages due to bacteria risk

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:23

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain pre-packaged Cooked Shrimp due to the potential presence of raw shrimp, which may contain harmful bacteria.

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CHEO overcrowding sends 'sickest children' out of town

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 04:00

Some of the most critically ill children in the Ottawa area have been transferred to hospitals in other cities due to severe overcrowding at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

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Is 13 too young for a diet? Weight Watchers doesn't think so

CBC - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 04:00

Weight Watchers faces mounting criticism for its offer of free membership for teens who want to slim down.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 8 ending February 24, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 15:12
The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These data are also summarized in the weekly FluWatch report. 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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How hallway medicine in ER contributes to misdiagnosis

CBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:52

Patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed or experience treatment delays when emergency rooms are so crowded that they receive care in a hallway, a survey of physicians suggests.

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Indiana lawmakers move to ban eyeball tattoos after Ottawa woman's mishap

CBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:42

Indiana lawmakers have banned eyeball tattoos in the state after an Ottawa woman's mishap made international headlines.

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Why high-tech gadgets are looking to the past to help us sleep better

Globe and Mail - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 09:15
Although a number of sleep aids are incorporating technology to help us get a better night's rest, Wency Leung reports that they're actually just revamping 17th-century ideas
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London mom warns of sales reps pushing essential oils as medicine

CBC - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 04:00

London mom Sarah Farrants said she's worried about essential oil salespeople pushing their products as a treatment for her son's respiratory issues.

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Many mothers may lack knowledge about child burns

CBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 17:57

Hot beverage scalds are the leading cause of childhood burns but many mothers of young children may be unaware what age group is most likely to get burned, researchers say.

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How the anti-vaccine lobby is influencing the Texas state primaries

CBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:46

Texans for Vaccine Choice has been called an anti-vaccine lobby group. They've fought for — and won — vaccine exemptions at the state legislature, and now, with the Governor's backing, they have a major voice in Tuesday's state primaries.

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'Fiscally responsible' pharmacare plan will fill in gaps, finance minister says

CBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:42

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says a new national pharmacare program will be "fiscally responsible" and designed to fill in gaps, not provide prescription drugs for Canadians already covered by existing plans.

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Exaggerated benefit found in 1 out of 3 early trials

CBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 10:53

For some mysterious reason, treatment effect can get smaller after a first clinical trial.

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'It was the right thing to do,' says homeless man whose life changed after returning officer's $40 left at ATM

CBC - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 05:30

Danny MacKillop, from Reserve Mines, N.S., is now in rehab and says he feels a sense of purpose in his life.

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