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Cholera cases in Yemen pass 100,000: WHO

CBC - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:27

The number of suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen has risen to more than 100,000, the World Health Organization says.

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New autism program coming to Ontario; practitioners to be regulated

CBC - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 05:09

Ontario is announcing the launch of its new autism program Thursday, which is expected to go much more smoothly than the Liberal government's last attempt that angered thousands of families and spawned large protests.

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Does drinking cow's milk help children grow taller?

CBC - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:44

Children who drink alternative milks seem less likely to grow to the same height at age three as those who drink cow's milk, Toronto researchers have found.

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3 Ontario hospitals launch partnership to improve care for kids

CBC - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 14:46

Three Ontario hospitals have launched an official partnership aimed at improving health care for children who receive services at more than one facility.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 21, 2017: May 21 to May 27, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 14:11
In Canada, one new case of measles was reported in week 21, 2017. 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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Not just a headache: Female migraine sufferers cope with pain and stigma

CBC - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:44

Migraine sufferers have taken to Twitter to change the conversation around debilitating migraines with the hashtag #notjustaheadache.

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Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure

CBC - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:19

Alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels, is associated with changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists say.

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'I would just be too exhausted:' Post-stroke fatigue common and hidden

CBC - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 23:01

Senator Murray Sinclair suffered a mild stroke 10 years ago, while he was still serving as a justice in Manitoba. He got swift treatment, but says for weeks even simple tasks left him exhausted. It's a hidden issue many stroke survivors experience, a new report says.

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'Addiction claimed his life': Scott Oake opens up about son's battle with drugs

CBC - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:06

The veteran CBC Sports announcer from Hockey Night in Canada and the Olympics opens up about his son's battle with addiction and his family's fundraising efforts for a long-term treatment centre in Winnipeg.

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Federal government calls roadside drug-test device trial a success despite cold weather issues

CBC - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:05

The federal government is declaring its testing of saliva drug screening devices that check for drugged drivers at the roadside has been a success despite remaining issues related to how accurate test results are in cold weather conditions.

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Reducing hospital trips: Ontario government to overhaul ambulance system

CBC - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:35

The provincial government is planning to revamp the Ambulance Act, seeing more patients treated on-scene and referred to primary or community care instead of the hospital — if deemed appropriate.

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At least 2,458 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016: report

CBC - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:42

At least 2,458 Canadians died from apparent opioid-related overdose in 2016, the Public Health Agency of Canada says.

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WHO ranks antibiotics in a bid to counter drug resistance

CBC - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:58

World Health Organization publishes new classification of antibiotics that aims to fight drug resistance.

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Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:58
OTTAWA - Every day, there are Canadians and families impacted by the devastating outcomes associated with problematic opioid use. To address the crisis and stop the deaths, data is a necessary foundation. 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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Toronto police officers caught on video mocking woman with Down syndrome

CBC - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:21

A Toronto family has demanded a public apology after two police officers were caught on dashcam footage mocking a woman with Down syndrome during a traffic stop, describing her as disfigured and less than a whole person.

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These emergency room doctors show laughter is best medicine

CBC - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 16:11

Did you hear the one about a group of emergency room doctors who moonlight as singing comedians? No, it’s not a joke.

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Treatment bed found for mentally ill teen after Calgary judge's unusual tactic opened doors

CBC - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:04

A 14-year-old mentally ill boy now has a treatment bed just four days after a Calgary judge publicly blasted the government over the fact the troubled teen was being kept in jail.

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Why therapists shouldn't approve their own patients' emotional support animals

CBC - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:06

A growing number of therapists are certifying their patients' pets as emotional support animals.

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Alberta schools 'lagging' behind other provinces in support for diabetic children, Diabetes Canada warns

CBC - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 07:00

Children with type 1 diabetes are being put at risk of long-term complications and emergencies because Alberta is "lagging" behind other provinces and lacks standardized care in schools, Diabetes Canada warns.

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No inquiry into former soldier's murder-suicide, says medical examiner

CBC - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 06:23

Nova Scotia's medical examiner has ruled out conducting a fatality inquiry into a horrific murder suicide involving a former Canadian soldier who killed his wife, mother and young daughter before killing himself in the family's rural home earlier this year.

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