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Packaging defect triggers recall of organic baby food pouches

CBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 14:13

The pouches are sold under the PC Organics and Love Child Organics brands.

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Hip-replacement technique gets patients back on their feet sooner

CBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 10:38

Unlike traditional hip replacements, with incisions through either a patient's side or back, Toronto-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amir Khoshbin is performing the operation through the front and using a special surgical table to aid that approach. The result, he says, is a speedier recovery.

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Systemic sexism in health care needs to be addressed in the North and beyond

CBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 08:00

Sarah Frey says the health-care system often silences women, and doctors don't always believe their pain.

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Ebola virus: What you need to know about the current outbreak

CBC - Sun, 05/27/2018 - 03:00

Ebola is far from new in Congo, but each appearance is still considered a crisis — one that needs to be quickly contained.

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How music helps rehab patients learn how to move again

CBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 11:22

Research has revealed that music therapy can improve motor skills in patients with neurological disorder.

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Why does Canada use more human plasma than almost any other country?

CBC - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 08:00

Canada is using a lot of human plasma, more than almost every other country in the world, and a federal panel can’t explain exactly why.

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Sask. judge rules province must allow people to remove gender markers from birth certificates

CBC - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 16:40

On Thursday, a Saskatchewan judge ruled that the province must amend current policy to allow people of all ages to change or remove te gender on their birth certificates.

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FluWatch report: May 13 to May 19, 2018 (Week 20)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:31
Nationally, the 2017-18 influenza season has ended. The majority of regions in Canada are reporting sporadic or no influenza activity. All indicators of influenza activity are either near or below average for this time of year. 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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Fear and suspicion hinder Congo medics in Ebola battle

CBC - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:10

Health officials say they are working hard to get out accurate information about the deadly hemorrhagic fever but are facing significant mistrust.

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Halifax chiropractor investigated for anti-vaccination views

CBC - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 04:00

Dr. Dena Churchill owns and operates Oxford Chiropractic Inc. She also markets herself as an author and public speaker, writes a blog called DrSexyMom, and runs a Facebook page billing herself as "Innovator in Women's Health and Wellness."

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Hospital crowding: Why all 3 major Ontario parties are promising more LTC beds

CBC - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 03:00

Virtually everyone has experienced first-hand the long waits in emergency rooms, or knows someone who has. And it's why, in the run-up to the June 7 provincial election, all the parties are vowing to end hallway medicine.

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Homeopathy for autism 'certainly not based on science,' B.C. health official says

CBC - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 03:00

B.C.’s top doctor says there are “huge potential harms” connected to a homeopathic treatment based on the unfounded claim that vaccines cause most cases of autism.

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Nipah virus outbreak in India 'definitely a concern,' Canadian scientist says

CBC - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 03:00

An outbreak in southern India demonstrates unique features of a mysterious virus.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 19, 2018: May 6 to May 12, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:22
In Canada, one new case of measles and no new cases of rubella were reported in week 19, 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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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 20 - ending May 19, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:05
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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Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 30

CBC - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 09:41

Congo's Ministry of Health says the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including eight deaths.

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Hospital found lacking in deaths of woman, baby

CBC - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 07:08

A coroner's report into the deaths of a 32-year-old woman and her baby at Hull Hospital has found that a lack of training and emergency caesarean kits may have contributed to the deaths.

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Complaints levelled at B.C. naturopaths offering 'complete elimination' of autism

CBC - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 03:00

A procedure called CEASE therapy is based on the scientifically unsupported claim that most autism spectrum disorder is caused by vaccines.

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There are more Agent Orange barrels out there, says former DND employee

CBC - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 03:00

The Department of National Defence may have dug up and disposed of barrels containing chemicals at a New Brunswick military base decades ago — but they're not the ones at the centre of a renewed controversy over Agent Orange use at CFB Gagetown, said a former civilian employee of the department.

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What if scientists are wrong about theory of Alzheimer's disease?

CBC - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 03:00

After a series of high-profile drug failures, researchers are being forced to question their primary hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease.

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