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Over 2 dozen children including babies die from bitter cold in Syria camp, WHO says

CBC - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:12

At least 29 children and newborns are reported to have died in a teeming camp in northeastern Syria over the past eight weeks, mainly due to hypothermia, the World Health Organization says.

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How will Doug Ford change the health-care system? Here are some answers

CBC - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 05:00

Increasing the number of beds in Ontario's health-care system won't on its own solve the problem of hospital overcrowding, says a report that will shape Premier Doug Ford's reforms.

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Elizabeth Wettlaufer confessed to attacking a 15th patient. The public was never told

CBC - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 04:00

CBC News has learned new details about a London Police Service investigation into an additional attack by serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer through documents filed in court.

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Families hiring own staff to guard nursing home residents

CBC - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 17:23

A growing number of Ottawa families are hiring staff to protect their loved ones from being attacked by other residents in their long-term care homes, according to a local advocacy group.

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E-cigarettes beat nicotine gum and patches to quit smoking

CBC - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 17:00

E-cigarettes worked slightly better than other nicotine replacement treatments to help people quit smoking, but there are still many unknown health effects of e-cigarettes, a new study suggests.

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Ontario overdose prevention sites waiting to find out if they'll be funded under new model

CBC - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:08

Ontario's health ministry says it is reviewing applications for funding from overdose prevention sites under a new model planned by the province.

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About-face: Health department reverses stand on private eye surgeries

CBC - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 14:30

After months of cautioning patients away from using private clinics, the Department of Health is pulling back.

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Cuba criticizes Canada's diplomatic downsize after another diplomat falls ill

CBC - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:58

The Cuban government is criticizing Canada's decision on Wednesday to halve its embassy staff after a 14th Canadian fell ill to an unexplained illness in Havana.

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Brown University criticized for using live pigs in medical training

CBC - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:02

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has asked U.S. regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs.

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Woman or girl slain every 2.5 days in Canada in 2018, new report finds

CBC - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 06:33

A woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days on average in Canada last year, according to an inaugural report on femicide that argues the issue must be better understood in order to reduce the number of slayings.

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Northern foods are now on the plate in Canada's new food guide

CBC - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 05:00

Northern foods are finding a place on the menu in Canada’s new food guide, including maktaaq, seal and berries.

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Calgary consumption site's approval to operate up for renewal as report shows crime has risen nearby

CBC - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:29

Alberta's health minister has announced a $200,000 grant for a Calgary harm reduction agency to create a separate team to address drug-related crime and disorder near the city's only supervised consumption site.

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Frostbite: What it is and how to treat it

CBC - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 15:02

Oh, we know it's cold. We can feel Jack Frost nipping at our noses. But what about when he gnaws a little harder — what exactly does frostbite mean?

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'I couldn't believe it': University of Alberta evicted student after attempt to kill himself

CBC - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 08:00

In the fall of 2016, an 18-year-old tried for a second time to take his own life. After his second discharge from hospital in less than a month, a university administrator handed him a notice of eviction from residence.

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Ottawa to examine First Nation's water system after residents voice concerns

CBC - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 04:00

The federal government says it will conduct a "feasibility study" into what it would take to improve the water and sewer system in Garden Hill First Nation in Northern Manitoba — a fly-in reserve where many residents refuse to drink their tap water for fear it's unsafe.

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Lack of sleep is 'epidemic' among Canadian teens. Here's why it has doctors worried

CBC - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 04:00

Lack of sleep has become a huge problem for Canadian adolescents, says a Sick Kids sleep expert, adding that, 'in 20 years time, we're going to see a whole generation of adults who are functioning sub-optimally.'

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Too much screen time for young kids can hurt development, study suggests

CBC - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:24

On a daily average in the study, two-year-olds were in front of screens for about 2.5 hours, three-years-olds got 3.5 hours and five-year-olds used screens for about 1.5 hours, in part because many had started school.

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Loneliness can be a big factor in getting good nutrition

CBC - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 15:29

Loneliness is a big factor in getting good nutrition, say experts in the field of senior health.

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Health Canada warns of heavy metals in products sold by A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic

CBC - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 15:08

An advisory issued Monday said inspectors had seized products, ingredients and equipment from A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic Ltd. in Surrey, B.C., and from an affiliated clinic in Brampton, Ont.

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'Plant the trees': Former coroner fears more deaths on Highway 40

CBC - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 13:35

"It's as if their deaths were not important for the ministry," said former coroner René Duval.

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