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Mother of paramedic found dead after mosque shooting wants more help for PTSD victims

CBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 15:00

The life of Andréanne Leblanc, a paramedic who treated the wounded after the January 2017 mosque shooting in Quebec City, came unravelled in the months that followed the attack. Her mother blames untreated PTSD.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 20, May 13 to May 19, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:18
In Canada, four new case of measles or rubella were reported in week 20, 2018. 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 21 - ending May 26, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:12
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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Researcher proposes study on how residential school trauma may have affected genes

CBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:45

The trauma of residential school is most commonly seen as psychological in nature but a researcher in Halifax is wondering if the experiences of survivors had lasting effects on their genes.

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'It's not easy. We need a shift in our mindset': Study says reform best-before labels to reduce food waste

CBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:50

A recent study found every Canadian lost or wasted almost 400 kilograms of food a year. A lot of that waste — 47 per cent — happens at home.

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Health minister favours warnings on cigarettes as feds outline tobacco strategy

CBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:33

The federal health minister says she'd like to get the percentage of Canadians using tobacco down to less than five per cent by 2035, compared with 15 per cent today.

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IUD 'easily the most effective' birth control for teen girls, Canadian pediatricians say

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 23:01

Teen girls who are sexually active should be offered long-acting birth control such as an intrauterine device (IUD) front and centre, Canadian Paediatric Society says in a new position statement.

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She lost her daughter to domestic violence - now she's trying to make sure no one else loses theirs

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:37

Almost exactly 12 years after her daughter was killed following months of abuse by her boyfriend, Dawn Novak stood in front of a packed room at the Toronto Police College to deliver a powerful message. Novak believes her daughter could still be alive today if not for mistakes made by authorities involved in her case.

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Science of Correactology in doubt as Collège Boréal drops training for program

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 19:00

The family that invented Correactology says it’s a labour of love that’s helped countless people live better lives. Skeptics and medical professionals are calling it a "pseudo-science" and a business ploy.

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Sask. professor to build ankle MRI to monitor astronauts' health in space

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 18:54

The device will provide a better understanding of how bone and muscle loss happens in astronauts.

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'Bloodied and broken' ultramarathoner runs again after falling down mountain

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 16:02

Adam Campbell has thrived as an elite mountain runner for years. But after an accident, he's had to learn to compete against himself and his body's pain.

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Roseanne Barr rebuked by drug company after blaming Ambien for racist tweet

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 08:31

American comedian Roseanne Barr says she's tired of "being attacked and belittled," and blames sleep aid Ambien for her tweet that compared a black former Obama administration official to an ape, a racist remark that sparked outrage and the cancellation of her TV show.

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Naturopath college outlaws therapy that promises 'complete elimination' of autism

CBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 15:22

A homeopathic therapy that promises “complete elimination” of autism has been banned by the regulator for naturopaths in B.C.

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Puerto Rican deaths from Hurricane Maria far higher than reported, researchers say

CBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:10

A new estimate suggests that 4,645 people died between Sept. 20 and Dec. 31, 2017 as a direct or indirect result of the Category 4 storm in Puerto Rico.

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WHO plans for 100-300 Ebola in Congo cases over 3 months

CBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 09:38

The World Health Organization assumes 100-300 cases of Ebola in Congo between May and July, up from 80-100 cases based on earlier information.

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Researcher wants oversight of alternative health care to ensure 'science-based' practices

CBC - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 06:00

The proposition from Timothy Caulfield follows a series of public complaints and media reports about naturopaths and chiropractors in B.C.

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B.C. launches mental health program to support 2017 wildfire victims

CBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 21:48

The B.C. government, with some partners, has launched a new mental health program aimed specifically at those who were affected by the 2017 wildfires.

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Injured Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki off to U.S. for 'just better' spinal rehab

CBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 14:31

Ryan Straschnitzki, who has been getting physiotherapy twice a day at Calgary's Foothills Medical Centre, is scheduled to board a medical flight Wednesday for Philadelphia.

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India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious Nipah virus

CBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 10:54

India began a fresh round of tests to trace the animal origin of the rare Nipah virus that has killed 13 people.

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More than 2 years into public health emergency, officials in B.C. still struggle to slow deaths

CBC - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 07:00

More than two years into the public health emergency, officials in B.C. are still struggling to slow the number of deaths from illicit drugs, and with no end in sight to the overdose crisis, the provincial health officer is finding hope in the gains that have been made.

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