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Mindfulness meditation a ‘low tech’ tool for today’s stresses

Globe and Mail - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 04:00
Women were early adopters of the increasingly popular techniques for coping
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Nearly half of abortions worldwide are unsafe, study says

CBC - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 18:19

Nearly half of the estimated 56 million abortions performed worldwide every year are unsafe and putting women's lives at risk, according to a study released Wednesday.

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals ordered to lower price of Soliris in Canada

CBC - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 16:09

Canada's drug price watchdog has ordered Alexion Pharmaceuticals to lower the price of Soliris, one of the world's most expensive drugs.

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Medical marijuana patient wants answers from Greyhound after prescription confiscated

CBC - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:49

A Calgary medical marijuana user is calling for better education around travelling with medication after hers was confiscated by Greyhound.

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How a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg helped this amputee win a silver medal at the Invictus Games

CBC - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:31

Étienne Aubé's golf swing won him a silver medal at the Invictus Games, an accomplishment the Canadian military veteran credits to his state-of-the-art prosthetic leg.

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'Crisis in care': Ontario looks to tackle hospital bed crunch

CBC - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 04:00

Ontario is considering a plan to urgently transform a mothballed hospital site in Toronto into a temporary source of beds as a result of overcrowded hospital wards, the province's health minister confirmed Wednesday.

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Ontario bill would require disclosure of pharmaceutical payments to health professionals

CBC - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 03:00

The provincial health minister wants to make information public about how much money healthcare providers receive from pharmaceutical companies, as they do in the United States and Europe.

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Dengue in Sri Lanka

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:48
Dengue is a disease spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 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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Dengue in Côte d’Ivoire

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:34
Dengue is a disease spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers. 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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Ireland sets timeline for abortion referendum

CBC - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 13:00

Ireland plans to hold a referendum next May or June on whether it should loosen some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report - Week 37, 2017: September 10 to September 17, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:42
In Canada, no new cases of measles were reported in week 37, 2017. Globally, there are large outbreaks reported in Europe which have affected several countries. 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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Medical research may slow with U.S. immigration restrictions

CBC - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:44

Without foreign medical graduates, the quality of care and research may suffer, some U.S. doctors argue.

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'We're only asking for some time': Lethbridge family battles to keep mother on life support

CBC - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:58

A family in Lethbridge is fighting to keep their elderly mother on a ventilator but say time is running out before doctors remove her from life support.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — September 10 to September 16, 2017 (Week 37)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:49
During week 37, September 10 to September 16, 2017, three confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, twenty-nine additional cases were reported, twenty-eight in Ontario and one in Québec. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — September 10 to September 16, 2017 (Week 37)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:49
During week 37, September 10 to September 16, 2017, three confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, twenty-nine additional cases were reported, twenty-eight in Ontario and one in Québec. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — September 10 to September 16, 2017 (Week 37)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:49
During week 37, September 10 to September 16, 2017, three confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, twenty-nine additional cases were reported, twenty-eight in Ontario and one in Québec. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — September 10 to September 16, 2017 (Week 37)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:49
During week 37, September 10 to September 16, 2017, three confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, twenty-nine additional cases were reported, twenty-eight in Ontario and one in Québec. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — September 10 to September 16, 2017 (Week 37)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:49
During week 37, September 10 to September 16, 2017, three confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, twenty-nine additional cases were reported, twenty-eight in Ontario and one in Québec. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — September 10 to September 16, 2017 (Week 37)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:49
During week 37, September 10 to September 16, 2017, three confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, twenty-nine additional cases were reported, twenty-eight in Ontario and one in Québec. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report — September 10 to September 16, 2017 (Week 37)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:49
During week 37, September 10 to September 16, 2017, three confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario were reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, twenty-nine additional cases were reported, twenty-eight in Ontario and one in Québec. 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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