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Grey Cup a good time to talk about men's health, says 2-time champion

CBC - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 12:49

Canadians are grabbing their beer, chips, dip and all the goodies that go along with the Grey Cup game, but a two-time champion says the football celebrations can also be a time to talk about keeping healthy.

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SECOND OPINION | What's with all the studies on coffee, and why can't we get a straight answer?

CBC - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 09:00

Also: U.S.-style ads for a shingles vaccine are popping up in Canada — and they're perfectly legal.

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Vape shops fuming over Ontario's proposed restrictions

CBC - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 07:00

People who sell e-cigarettes in Ontario are trying to dissuade the Wynne government from imposing new restrictions on how vape shops can market their products.

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Bell's 'Let's Talk' campaign rings hollow for employees suffering panic attacks, vomiting and anxiety

CBC - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 05:00

Current and former Bell employees have written CBC's Go Public to describe the toll that aggressive sales targets have had on their health at a company well known for its "Let's Talk" campaign — a massive initiative to improve mental health.

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FluWatch report: November 12, 2017 to November 18, 2017 (week 46)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:24
At the national level, the influenza season began early this year, crossing the seasonal threshold last week (week 45).The number and percentage of laboratory tests positive for both influenza A and B continues to increase, and is higher for this time of year compared to previous seasons. 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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Health Canada finds low number of rare cancer cases linked to breast implants

CBC - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:58

Health officials aren't recommending people have their breast implants removed after the Canadian government released its safety review on cases of implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - November 5 to November 11, 2017 (Week 45)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:52
As of week 45, 181 clinical cases and six asymptomatic infections have been reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) by five provinces (Québec [19], Ontario [156], Manitoba [4], Alberta [7], and British Columbia [1]). 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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Comparing marijuana to fentanyl is social conservatism without a clue: Robyn Urback

CBC - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 05:00

The majestically dumb comments Conservative MP Peter Kent made about marijuana earlier this week suggest that the Tories' re-branding efforts are not going particularly smoothly.

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Dengue in Burkina Faso

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:53
There is a risk of dengue in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. 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 46 ending November 18, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:14
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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Children out of cancer treatment options offered hope by new Terry Fox program

CBC - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:35

Terry Fox "precision oncology" initiative brings scientists from across Canada together to use genetic sequencing in an effort to provide new treatment for children whose cancer has not responded to other interventions.

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New booze labels in Yukon warn of cancer risk from drinking

CBC - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 09:00

The new labels will be unique in Canada, and are being introduced as part of an ongoing Health Canada research project in Yukon. Researchers say the labels 'reflect what consumers said they wanted to know.'

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Public transit in Toronto dangerously noisy, study says

CBC - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:00

The sudden screeches, squeals and clangs that are a regular feature of commuting by public transit in Toronto could be contributing to long-term hearing loss and health effects, according to a new study.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 45, 2017: November 5 to November 11, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:53
In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported in week 45, 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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Liberals to scrap policy that rejects sick, disabled immigrants

CBC - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:27

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government is committed to ditching a policy that rejects immigrants because they're sick or disabled and could be a drag on the health system.

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Opioid prescriptions in Canada on the rise over last 5 years

CBC - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:14

Doctors have been prescribing more opioids overall, but giving individual patients fewer doses at one time, a new report says.

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Toronto hospital to build $30M treatment and research centre for MS patients

CBC - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:57

St. Michael's Hospital announced on Wednesday it plans to build a $30 million treatment and research centre for multiple sclerosis.

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Health Canada doesn't know if its dental programs benefit Indigenous Canadians: report

CBC - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:00

Auditor General Michael Ferguson says First Nations and Inuit populations have nearly twice as much dental disease as other Canadians.

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Parents can help minimize children's pain from vaccinations, study says

CBC - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:00

The way parents react when their children get needles not only affects how much distress and pain they experience at that moment, but also during future vaccinations, researchers say.

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'You should go kill yourself': People living with facial differences remember bullying as they watch Wonder

CBC - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:32

As they watched the movie Wonder, starring Jacob Tremblay as a boy with a facial difference, former craniofacial patients saw their own experiences as children. Eight of them had shared their stories with the actor prior to filming.

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