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Extreme cold may affect results from roadside drug-screening devices: report

CBC - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:51

Drug-screening devices that could be used by police to catch impaired drivers at the roadside could be more likely to show drug-positive results in extreme cold, according to a new study by Public Safety Canada.

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SECOND OPINION | Home blood pressure readings are off the mark, and a sex guide for scientists

CBC - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 07:00

This week’s round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news.

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Health Canada considers sweeping ban on junk food ads aimed at children and teens

CBC - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 05:30

Health Canada is considering widespread limits on the marketing of unhealthy food to all kids under the age of 17 that could cover everything from TV, online and print advertising to product labels, in-store displays and even sports teams sponsorships.

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Pokemon No Go: Research shows gaming fad's physical fitness appeal was limited

CBC - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 04:30

It was last summer's hottest fad and was supposed to encourage gamers to venture outdoors with smartphone in hand, searching for strange, invisible creatures. But research shows Pokemon Go didn't exactly create the fitness fever the game promoted.

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Canadian senator opens up about her experience as a paired kidney donor

CBC - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 04:00

When Senator Nicole Eaton's husband needed a kidney, she wasn't a compatible donor. But through paired donation, she was able to give her kidney to someone else to find her husband a match. Now she wants Canadians to know about the options for being a living donor.

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Canada hit with another flour recall, more illnesses due to 2nd E. coli outbreak

CBC - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 04:00

Canada is facing yet another flour recall over a product that could be contaminated with harmful E. coli bacteria. It comes on the heels of a separate national flour recall sparked by another E. coli outbreak that made some people so sick they ended up in hospital.

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Why fancy gym words may be sabotaging your workout

Globe and Mail - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 23:01
Here is a concise dictionary of common fitness terms to simplify your time at the gym
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Why fancy gym words may be sabotaging your workout

Globe and Mail - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 23:01
Here is a concise dictionary of common fitness terms to simplify your time at the gym
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Why fancy gym words may be sabotaging your workout

Globe and Mail - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 23:01
Here is a concise dictionary of common fitness terms to simplify your time at the gym
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Newborns sickened with Legionnaire's disease in home water births

CBC - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:17

Two infants born in birthing tubs last year in the U.S. were infected with Legionnaire's disease, say health officials warning people of the risk.

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FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling opioid painkiller Opana ER

CBC - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:12

U.S. regulators want a narcotic painkiller involved in the opioid epidemic off the market amid data showing people continue to abuse it.

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Iogo yogurt products recalled due to risk they contain plastic pieces

CBC - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 05:51

Ultima Foods is recalling seven Iogo yogurt products in six provinces because they may contain pieces of plastic.

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Turn it down for your own health, Toronto's top public health official warns

CBC - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 04:00

Anyone who lives here knows Toronto can be one noisy city, but now there's a warning that could affect more than just your hearing.

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Windsor, Ont. pharmacist uses pool cue to fight off knife-wielding man demanding opioids

CBC - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 04:00

Instead of handing over a stash of fentanyl patches and other opioids, pharmacist Sara Etemad-Rad emerged from a back room with a pool cue and repeatedly hit the man over the head until he ran off.

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The slow killer: living with HIV on campus

CBC - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 23:00

Muluba Habanyama kept a lifelong secret from everyone she’s ever met -- she’s HIV positive. As a child, her mother told her not to tell a single soul, or it would ruin everything. Muluba quickly learned to distance herself from the world, and live a life of fear and self-hatred.

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Funding aimed at connecting Calgary's homeless with mental health, addiction help

CBC - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 17:13

A group of organizations tackling homelessness in Calgary have received $750,000 from the provincial government to hire co-ordinators who will help streamline services for Calgary's homeless.

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Zika affects 5% of babies with confirmed infections: U.S. CDC

CBC - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:22

Five per cent of women who had confirmed Zika virus infection during pregnancy had a baby or fetus with birth defects, U.S. health officials say.

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How childhood trauma can have a life-long impact on health

CBC - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:53

Doctors are realizing that to treat ongoing illness in adults, they need to ask about their childhood.

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Respiratory Virus Detections/Isolations in Canada, Week 22 ending June 3, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 14:33
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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A little fibre a day can help pounds fly away for overweight kids, Calgary study suggests

CBC - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:55

Overweight children who took a daily prebiotic fibre supplement shed body fat while those given a placebo kept gaining weight almost three times faster than the average kid, a Calgary study has found.

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