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10 people die from illicit drug overdoses every day in Canada, study suggests

CBC - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:50

An average of 10 people died from an illicit drug overdose every day in Canada in the two years leading up to March 2018, according to a federal analysis aimed at giving a better picture of those at greatest risk from the burgeoning overdose crisis.

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Ebola outbreak in Congo expected to last into mid-2019, WHO says

CBC - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:08

More than 200 people have died and the outbreak is expected to continue into 2019 as health workers deal with insecurity from armed groups and spread of the virus in unregulated "tradi-modern" health centres.

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Measles in Venezuela

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:50
Information regarding the number of confirmed cases and the states affected has been updated. 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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Ottawa offers $5M to help Saskatchewan fight addictions

CBC - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:58

The federal and provincial governments have announced a partnership aimed at helping those struggling with addiction in Saskatchewan.

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Toronto man sounds alarm about 'drastic need' for naloxone training to battle opioid overdoses

CBC - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:59

A Toronto man who claims he used the life-saving anti-opioid drug naloxone, steps from a downtown hospital, is sounding the alarm about what he says is the "drastic need" for all emergency responders to receive overdose training.

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Pharmacies want to give $15 strep throat tests — but pediatricians say they're not accurate enough for kids

CBC - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:00

An association representing pharmacies says having rapid strep tests available in their stores across Canada could save unnecessary visits to the doctor for many patients with sore throats. But pediatric experts caution such tests shouldn't be used to rule out strep throat in children.

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Paying plasma donors is not 'un-Canadian' — it's practical and necessary

CBC - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:00

We shouldn't allow Canadian blood and plasma donors to become a revenue stream for private companies looking to make a profit. But this doesn't mean we can't compensate them.

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Indigenous women coerced into sterilizations across Canada: senator

CBC - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:48

New research shows the forced sterilization of Indigenous women is not just a shameful part of Canadian history. Reports from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the territories suggest it is still happening.

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Vitamin D lowers risk of cancer death, fish oil reduces odds of heart attack, study suggests

CBC - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:55

A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer.

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More women in developing countries use contraception, report says

CBC - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:30

More women and girls in poor countries are using modern contraception, signifying progress in efforts to involve women in family planning, according to a report released Monday.

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Bloody expensive: purse project helping homeless women tackle the cost of periods

CBC - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 07:00

Inspired by a charity based in Ontario, Teri Kot has started collecting gently used handbags and feminine hygiene products to pass along to women who need a hand up.

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Farm supervisor charged over Australia strawberry needle scare

CBC - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 06:56

A former strawberry farm supervisor has been accused in court of retaliating over a workplace grievance by putting needles into the fruit, sparking recalls that devastated the Australian industry.

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Cannabis edibles, drinks will mark '2nd wave' of legalization

CBC - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 06:00

Now that recreational cannabis is legal in Canada, producers are looking forward to what they're calling the "second wave" of legalization — edibles, infused beverages and vaping products expected to become legal starting next year.

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Canada falling short on flu vaccinations: internal report

CBC - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 04:00

The Public Health Agency of Canada is failing to meet its flu vaccination goals as Canadians continue to balk at rolling up their sleeves.

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How Clover the PTSD service dog changed one man's life

CBC - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 17:22

Jody Salway—diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder years after he was involved in a friendly fire incident while serving in Afghanistan—reflects on how his service dog Clover has changed his life.

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4 drug overdose deaths in 24 hours, Windsor police say

CBC - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 13:10

Four people have died from drug overdoses over a period of 24 hours, Windsor police say.

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On the front line of a crisis, overdose-prevention staff could use some help

CBC - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 04:00

The job can be stressful and demanding, and witnessing constant loss can take a mental toll. Community support has helped workers cope, but it can only go so far.

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Why is Shoppers Drug Mart training doctors to prescribe medical cannabis?

CBC - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 09:00

Shoppers Drug Mart holds medical cannabis seminars for doctors, raising questions about who should be selling the product and how doctors should be advising patients about how to use it.

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Middle East

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:50
Information updated regarding the number of cases and deaths reported. 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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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Middle East

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:50
Information updated regarding the number of cases and deaths reported. 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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