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Ontario to review safe injection, overdose prevention sites, health minister says

CBC - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:26

The fate of Ontario's safe injection and overdose prevention sites is in limbo as the province's new Progressive Conservative government weighs whether to continue funding the facilities authorized by its Liberal predecessors.

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Sit-stand desks can cut more than 1 hour of sitting time at work: Study

CBC - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:10

Researchers find sit-stand workstations reduce sitting time by an average of 84 to 116 minutes a day, compared with traditional desks.

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Ontario to use part of mental health funding for police

CBC - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 14:11

The Ontario government says it will invest part of the $1.9 billion it has earmarked for mental health care into training police and first responders on how to manage interactions with people dealing with mental health issues and addictions.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 28, 2018: July 8 to July 14, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 14:00
In Canada, one new case of measles and no cases of rubella were reported in week 28, 2018. 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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Doctors find 1st likely case of woman spreading Ebola one year after infection

CBC - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:52

A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday.

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Role-playing game aims to help Nunavut youth deal with anxiety and depression

CBC - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 08:59

A game out of New Zealand that promises to help teens with anxiety and depression is being reimagined by Nunavut youth.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report —July 1-7 (Week 27)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:01
As of surveillance week 27, ending on July 7, 2018, no human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). 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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Abortion laws in Northern Ireland need 'urgent' reform, MPs say

CBC - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:30

British and Irish parliamentarians have called for "urgent" reform to Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion law after a surge in the number of women going abroad for abortions.

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Girl, 4, sent to hospital after eating marijuana chocolate bar

CBC - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:07

Halifax RCMP are investigating whether any charges should be laid after a four-year-old girl was sent to hospital by a marijuana edible.

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Gluten-free foods aimed at kids not healthier than regular products: Study

CBC - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:06

Despite being associated with a "health halo," gluten-free foods marketed to children are often high in sugar and aren't nutritionally superior to regular products aimed at kids, a study has found.

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Woman sues fertility clinic, claims dozens of her eggs lost

CBC - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 11:52

A lawsuit filed by a Toronto woman against a fertility clinic that she claims was responsible for the loss of dozens of her eggs has drawn attention to a reproductive industry that doctors and medical regulators say is lacking in accountability and oversight.

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If the doctor is listening, you have 11 seconds

CBC - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 03:00

After a doctor poses a question — such as "what brings you here today?" — patients get a median time of 11 seconds to answer before the doctor interrupts them, according to the findings of a new U.S. study.

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Dog owner urges drivers to consider buckling up pets

CBC - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 15:09

A Charlottetown woman is urging pet owners to take extra precautions when driving with their animals after a close call left her car totalled.

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Your earliest memory might never have happened

CBC - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 08:00

Researchers say it's unlikely that people can have full "autobiographical" memories from before age two.

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Halifax takes $690K in new false-alarm fee, but it hasn't reduced unwarranted calls

CBC - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 04:00

The new fees have helped cover the cost of responding to false alarms but they have done nothing to reduce the number of false alarm calls.

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2 Uncle Ben's rice varieties withdrawn in eastern Canada

CBC - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:55

Mars Food Canada is voluntarily recalling select Uncle Ben's rice products, including its Fast & Fancy Broccoli and Cheddar, and Country Chicken flavoured rice, after learning about possible salmonella contamination in the seasoning pouches in both products. The recall only affects eastern Canada.

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Ritz Bits pulled from shelves due to possible salmonella contamination

CBC - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:21

Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches in cheese and pizza flavours are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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Loblaws recalls No Name chicken nuggets due to possible salmonella

CBC - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:01

Loblaws is recalling certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets due to possible salmonella contamination.

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Why there's finally a drug for smallpox even though the disease no longer exists

CBC - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 08:00

Enough doses for two million treatments have been delivered to the U.S. government's national emergency stockpile — and the Canadian government isn't ruling out the possibility of buying some.

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Premiers call for 'voluntary' pharmacare program funded by Ottawa

CBC - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:46

The final communique from this week's Council of the Federation talks makes a few things clear about how provinces and territories feel about pharmacare: they don't all intend to participate in a federal drug plan, and those that do aren't interested in sharing the cost of it.

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