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N.S. family blames hospital staff for 'hastened' death

CBC - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:30

The family of Donnie Taylor continues to push for answers 17 months after his death. His loved ones allege that palliative care staff in Truro, N.S., failed to turn on his oxygen for 13 hours, which they say caused him to suffer on his final day.

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'No right to make money off us that way': Woman targeted by baby product marketing after miscarriage

CBC - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 20:00

A woman who miscarried twin boys says she is devastated that information she gave to a trusted store ended up in the hands of third-party marketing companies — resulting in baby formula arriving at her door when she was no longer pregnant.

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How a P.E.I. woman delivered her baby with the help of a 911 dispatcher

CBC - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 15:56

Santana Courtney always thought that she would give birth to her first baby in a hospital surrounded by doctors. Instead, she ended up delivering her baby in the bathroom of her home with the help of a 911 dispatcher on the line.

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Canada's top 'sleep writer' reveals how he puts you under (can you stay awake?)

CBC - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 04:00

Chris Advansun is a full-time 'sleep writer' in Toronto who writes with one goal in mind — to lull people off to la-la land.

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How bringing room service to hospitals can help patients heal

CBC - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 13:00

Hospital chefs and medical students make a hands-on connection to put food at the heart of preventative care.

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Canada's new food guide might be free of industry influence, but the great food fight isn't over yet

CBC - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 09:00

The Canada Food Guide might have been free of industry influence. But it's just one part of the federal government’s “Healthy Eating Strategy.” There are two more battles underway as the food industry fights new labelling and advertising restrictions.

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Crisp & Delicious chicken nuggets recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

CBC - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 08:20

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of Crisp & Delicious brand Chicken Breast Nuggets due to possible Salmonella contamination.

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​Millions of Canadians are at risk of a serious sleep condition — here's why so few are diagnosed

CBC - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 04:00

One in three Canadians sleep less than the recommended seven to nine hours per night. The culprit could be too much screen time, stress or caffeine, but few Canadians realize their daytime doziness may be directly caused by a condition called sleep apnea that can have serious health ramifications.

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Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo, WHO says

CBC - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:15

Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, according to the UN health agency.

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Quebec looking at expanding free flu vaccine program

CBC - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:15

Quebec's health minister is looking into the possibility of expanding the number of people who can receive free flu vaccines.

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Parents worry that brain injury risk has turned youth football into a game of 'Russian roulette'

CBC - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 04:00

Two moms whose late sons suffered from a degenerative brain condition associated with the type of head impacts common in collision sports are suing the biggest youth football league in the U.S. But one neurologist says there is still a lot scientists don't understand about brain injury in sport.

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As a mother and a farmer, I think Canada's new food guide goes too far

CBC - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 19:30

Why not let the individual figure out what works best for them based on their dietary goals, demands and restrictions?

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This season's flu shot far more effective than last year's, Canadian team finds

CBC - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 14:30

This season's influenza vaccine appears to have reduced the risk of infection with the dominate circulating flu strain by 72 per cent, interim Canadian results suggest.

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Canadian Paediatric Society updates food guideline for babies at risk of allergies

CBC - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:25

Parents of babies at high risk of developing allergies are now officially advised to offer foods such as peanut butter, milk and eggs at about six months of age, the Canadian Paediatric Society says, adding that babies who are ready for food sooner can start as young as four months.

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It's not just my battle. Together we can make a difference

CBC - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 09:00

Ceilidh Corcoran became disabled at the age of 40. She had to learn to navigate her surroundings in an entirely different way. She hopes her experience will help others understand the importance of accessibility.

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Canadian cities rethink removal of fluoride from tap water

CBC - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 04:00

Two Canadian cities are doing an about face on their decision to remove flouride from drinking water after rates of tooth decay spiked, especially among children.

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​Congo records one-day record for confirmed Ebola cases

CBC - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 13:38

Congo confirms 14 new cases of Ebola virus, highest one-day increase since outbreak declared in August.

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A year before cannabis legalization, people in Ontario smoked up more

CBC - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:37

Cannabis use increased significantly in the year leading up to legalization among women and people over 50, a long-running survey in Ontario found.

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Phoenix nurse charged with rape after incapacitated woman gives birth

CBC - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:49

A nurse who was looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy, Phoenix police said Wednesday.

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Many pregnant women don't think cannabis is harmful, UBC study finds

CBC - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:04

A new report by researchers at the University of British Columbia has found that up to one-third of pregnant women believe it is safe to ingest cannabis during pregnancy.

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