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Proposed pot regulations open door to craft growers, licensing non-violent offenders

CBC - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:34

Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has released the Liberal government's proposed cannabis regulations opening the door to craft marijuana producers, allowing low-risk offenders to participate in the industry and offering some leeway on packaging.

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Ikea reminds customers about Malm dresser recall after 8th child dies

CBC - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:58

Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child.

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Top safety rating given to 13 new booster seats, only 1 rated 'not recommended'

CBC - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:00

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the vast majority of new booster seats released this year got top marks in terms of safety, and only one brand on the market today should be avoided.

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Health Canada report calls for big tax hike on cigarettes

CBC - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:00

Canada has range of policies to reduce smoking, but none so effective as tax increases. An internal study for Health Canada, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act, says a large tax hike is essential to cutting smoking to five per cent of the population by 2035, the new target set by Ottawa.

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Toddlers need at least 3 hours of physical activity a day, new guidelines suggest

CBC - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:34

Canadian researchers say most kids under four aren't getting enough exercise and believe too much screen time is a factor.

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20 Canadian ideas to improve child health win Grand Challenges funding

CBC - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:13

Twenty Canadian projects have won Grand Challenges funding, among them an Uber-like connection that can help get pregnant women in Kenya to health care; a 3D printer project to provide orthotic devices for Nepali children with clubfoot and scoliosis; and a microchip that can figure out what pathogen is causing diarrhea in children in Bangladesh.

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'My son is not a statistic': Mothers send pictures of fentanyl victims to Justin Trudeau

CBC - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:26

A group of mothers across the country are sending their pictures of their loved ones who have died from fentanyl overdoses to the prime minister in an attempt to get the federal government to commit more funds to fight the crisis.

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SECOND OPINION | 'Phantom' research paper cited at least 400 times by scientists

CBC - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 09:00

Children's perception of "nature" might be different from their parents'. And how did a research paper that never actually existed get at least 400 citations by scientists?

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Avid cyclist climbing high to raise money for pancreatic cancer

Globe and Mail - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:06
Travis Streb is trying a different kind of fundraising, hoping to bike one million vertical feet this year or the equivalent of riding nearly one kilometre uphill every day.
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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - October 29 to November 4, 2017 (Week 44)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:22
As of week 44, 179 clinical cases and six asymptomatic infections have been reported to the PHAC by five provinces (Québec [19], Ontario [154], Manitoba [4], Alberta [7], and British Columbia [1]). 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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Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson's disease

CBC - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:59

Rev. Jesse Jackson disclose publicly that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.

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FluWatch report: November 5, 2017 to November 11, 2017 (week 45)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:26
Influenza activity crossed the seasonal threshold in week 45, indicating the beginning of the influenza season at the national level. 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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Nearly 1 million Yemenis without access to clean water, aid group claims

CBC - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:21

Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.

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Newly available drug secobarbital could boost number of self-administered assisted deaths

CBC - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:51

Only a tiny percentage of Canadians who've received medical assistance to end their lives has chosen to self-administer a lethal drug cocktail.

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How Steve Nash inspired a novel children’s fitness program that aims to change gym class

Globe and Mail - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:03
The roots of the KidsMove program and its methods start with Steve Nash, the retired Canadian basketball legend
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Toronto police criticized for not disclosing drug squad officer's fentanyl overdose sooner

CBC - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:50

Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April.

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Overdose calls jump 28% but Toronto police still aren't carrying naloxone kits

CBC - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:00

Toronto Police have received a 28 per cent increase in overdose calls so far this year, but officers still don't carry naloxone - a drug that can potentially save the lives of opioid users.

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Gruesome testimony, paltry pay: MPs to study jurors' mental health, financial needs

CBC - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:00

Next week MPs will begin a groundbreaking study of the impact of jury duty on mental health to determine what specialized services, funding and new policies are needed.

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Unapproved stem cell therapies on the market in Canada

CBC - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:00

Private clinics are performing unproven stem cell procedures on patients across Canada even though Health Canada says all cell therapies are considered “drugs” and require federal approval before they can be legally used on human patients.

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Science must be the guiding factor when diagnosing brain death

CBC - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:00

Make no mistake: what's happening in the cases of Taquisha McKitty and Shalom Ouanounou is that two hospitals are providing inappropriate machine ventilation to people who have tragically – yet irreversibly – lost all brain function and died.

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