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Ontario to spend $72.6M over 3 years on psychotherapy

CBC - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:22

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced on Monday that the province will provide an additional $72.6 million over the next three years on psychotherapy programs.

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Teen girls at increased risk of concussions

CBC - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 08:25

Girls who have a head injury may take a lot longer than boys to recover. Dr. Brian Goldman looks at the implications.

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'Striking' rate of food insecurity found in Indigenous communities, study suggests

CBC - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:00

New research that studied 11 communities in Atlantic Canada has found high rates of food insecurity, difficulties accessing traditional foods and water contaminated with trace metals and pharmaceuticals.

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Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to 3 U.S.-born scientists

CBC - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 04:42

U.S.-born scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for unravelling molecular mechanisms that control our internal body clocks.

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SECOND OPINION | Blacked-out information reveals secret world of drug prices

CBC - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 08:00

What secrets were hiding under thick black lines in a public ruling issued by Canada's drug price watchdog this week?

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Artist defends eyeball tattoo that left Ottawa woman with partial vision loss

CBC - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 05:00

The artist who left an Ottawa woman blinded in one eye after a tattoo injection went wrong is defending his actions, saying he didn't make any mistakes during the procedure.

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Ottawa tracking opioid overdoses on First Nation communities for the 1st time

CBC - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 04:00

For the first time, the Canadian government is tracking the number of opioid overdoses on First Nation reserves, but the minister in charge says so far the data is incomplete and a struggle to obtain.

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Get your flu shots, health officials urge amid concerns about bad season

CBC - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:20

Health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter flu season.

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FluWatch report: September 10 – September 23, 2017 (weeks 37 & 38)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:45
In weeks 37-38, the majority of regions reported no influenza or influenza-like illness. In week 38, two regions in British Columbia reported localized activity, and 13 regions in British Columbia (1), Alberta (3), Saskatchewan (1), Ontario (3), Quebec (4) and Northest Territories (1) reported sporadic activity. Consistent with the increased number of influenza detections this season, a greater number of regions are reporting sporadic activity 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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U.S. FDA proposes 18-month delay for new nutrition labels

CBC - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to give large food manufacturers until 2020 to comply with new nutrition label requirements on packaged foods.

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Eyeball tattoos could lead to blindness and severe infections, doctors warn

CBC - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:49

A 24-year-old woman says she has learned the hard way about the risks of tattooing the eyeball.

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Coffee didn't work to treat Parkinson's, but may play role in prevention

CBC - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:04

Earlier findings that raised hopes caffeine could be used to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease didn't pan out. Yet it's clear that non-coffee drinkers are at higher risk of developing the debilitating neurological condition. The question is why.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 38 ending September 23, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:00
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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Ottawa spent $110K in legal fees fighting First Nations girl over $6K dental procedure

CBC - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 04:00

The federal Liberal government spent more than $110,000 fighting a First Nations girl in court in an attempt to block payment for orthodontic treatment, according to documents released under access to information.

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'Temptation has been removed': Colonel Gray axes pop from school

CBC - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 04:00

Dispensers at the Charlottetown school have been re-stocked with fruit juice, milk and water in place of carbonated beverages and vitamin water.

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Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen raw breaded poultry products reported in 4 provinces

CBC - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 19:43

A news release issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada says the outbreak is a reminder that frozen raw breaded poultry products such as nuggets, strips and burgers should be handled the same as other raw poultry products.

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Universal pharmacare would save Canadians $4.2B a year, parliamentary budget officer says

CBC - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:31

Establishing a universal program for prescription medications would amount to about $4.2 billion in savings annually in Canada, the parliamentary budget officer says in a new report.

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Is your poop the 'right stuff'? Then this Toronto hospital may want it to fight C. difficile

CBC - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:08

A Toronto medical team wants help saving C. difficile sufferers' lives, after they've run short on donors in their fecal transplant program.

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Alberta doctors cost province $3.4B last year, up 9% over previous year

CBC - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 07:00

Alberta has a growing number of doctors at a cost that is increasing at a pace larger than inflation. The average gross salary of a physician in Alberta is the highest in the country.

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'Working with one arm tied behind our back': Hospitals are ill-equipped to treat obese patients, experts say

CBC - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 04:00

As obesity rates in Canada continue to climb, more people living with obesity will go to hospital for a variety of health conditions. But hospitals and their staff are often ill-equipped to provide appropriate treatment in a timely fashion, experts say.

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