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Health Canada toughens green tea extract warnings

CBC - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 19:31

Health Canada has announced it wants a more explicit warning on the labels on green tea extract products due to concerns about the risk of liver injury.

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China must ban abusive gay 'conversion therapy,' rights group says

CBC - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:14

Hospitals and other medical facilities in China are subjecting LGBT people to 'conversion therapy' that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication, a human rights group says.

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Liberals say they'll back prescription heroin, drug checking services to fight opioid crisis

CBC - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:57

The federal government will support new treatment options for drug addicts, including giving them prescription opioids or pharmaceutical grade heroin, backing quality testing of street drugs and helping provinces set up overdose prevention sites in emergencies.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 44, 2017: October 29 to November 4, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:19
In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported in week 44, 2017. One new case of rubella was reported in week 43. 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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Scientists try for 1st time to edit man's genes inside his body

CBC - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:21

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.

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Parents' convictions in son's meningitis death upheld by Alberta Appeal Court

CBC - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 23:02

A panel of Alberta judges has dismissed the appeal of a couple found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son, who died of meningitis in 2012.

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FDA approves first digital pill to track when patients take medication

CBC - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:38

American regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine.

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Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for 1st time in Canada, hospitals say

CBC - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:30

For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals say.

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Heat-map device reveals warning signs of diabetic ulcers

Globe and Mail - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:27
A foot-temperature monitoring device could help to detect when diabetic patients are developing foot ulcers, a common complication that can lead to infections and amputations.
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Pay-for-access online doctors move N.S. into 'dangerous territory,' college warns

CBC - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:39

A company providing access to doctors online for a fee has expanded into Nova Scotia and the body that regulates the practice of medicine in the province says it has a number of concerns with the practice.

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Shoppers Drug Mart posts job for medical marijuana brand manager

CBC - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:03

Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.

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Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for health secretary post

CBC - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:22

Turning to an industry he's rebuked, U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday he wants Alex Azar, a former deputy for the health department-turned-pharmaceutical executive, to be his health secretary.

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Bublé​ announces return to the stage following son's cancer diagnosis

CBC - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:17

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé will return to the stage in the U.K. in July for the first time since he and his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, suspended their careers to focus on their eldest son who was diagnosed with cancer last year.

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Women less likely to get CPR from bystanders, study suggests

CBC - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:01

New research has found that women suffering cardiac arrest in public were not given CPR as often as men were.

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Another Agropur Comté cheese recalled for Listeria

CBC - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:34

Another batch of Comté firm-ripened cheese from Agropur Import collection has been recalled due to possible Listeria infection.

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Report shows Ontario government knew of mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows 30 years ago

CBC - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:27

Grassy Narrows First Nation will be reviewing all its options in the wake of a report that shows the province knew nearly 30 years ago that a nearby mill site upstream from the community was contaminated with mercury, the community's chief says.

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How a high-fat diet helped curb a Laval child's daily seizures

CBC - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:18

When she was just two years old, Tiana Raposo from Laval started having up to 500 seizures every single day, and nothing seemed to help keep the attacks under control.

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SECOND OPINION | Is religious belief hard-wired into the brain?

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

Scientists test the hypothesis that humans are born believers by following pilgrims on the famous Camino de Santiago in Spain. Also, remembering Canada's Dr. Elizabeth Stern, a scientist whose pioneering cancer research is still saving lives.

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FluWatch report: October 28 to November 4, 2017 (week 44)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:41
FluWatch report: October 28 to November 4, 2017 (week 44) 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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'It's going to save lives': Drug testing machine to be piloted in Vancouver amid overdose crisis

CBC - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:05

A portable machine will be used in conjunction with fentanyl test strips to check drugs for a wide range of contaminants at Insite and Powell Street Getaway, two safe injection sites in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.

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