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U.S. warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

CBC - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:15

U.S. regulator warns parents about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.

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Second Indian state reports suspected cases of rare Nipah virus, fanning fears of spread

CBC - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:14

Health officials checking if a rare, brain-damaging virus had spread to a second state after two suspected cases reported in southern Karnataka.

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2 Ebola patients who escaped quarantine in Congo found dead

CBC - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:25

Two of three Ebola patients who escaped quarantine in the Congo River port city of Mbandaka have died, the head of mission in the city for the medical charity Doctors Without Borders says.

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​E-cigarette and vaping ads coming soon to a TV, radio or newspaper near you

CBC - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:00

While the federal government's new Tobacco and Vaping Products Act forces tobacco companies to use plain packaging, it also opens up a world of advertising possibilities for vaping liquids and e-cigarettes.

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Chimpanzee beds are cleaner than ours, study finds

CBC - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:00

Chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do. That’s one finding of a recent study that evaluated the microbes and arthropods found in the treetop beds that chimpanzees make each night.

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How the new Ebola vaccine was made in Canada

CBC - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:52

The made-in-Canada Ebola vaccine was used for the first time to control an outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever.

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Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

CBC - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:23

Congo's health ministry said there are now 28 confirmed Ebola cases, 21 probable ones and two suspected.

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10 dead, including a nurse, from Nipah virus in India

CBC - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 04:49

A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least two more cases being monitored.

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Research that slew the 'Newfoundland curse' wins Governor General's Award

CBC - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 03:30

Their groundbreaking genetic research has added decades to the lives of people at risk of sudden heart attacks — now members of the team responsible have won the Governor General's Innovation Award.

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Changing the law to allow payment for surrogacy is fraught with complications

CBC - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 03:00

Creating a situation in which women are paid for services is unlikely to establish more desirable outcomes, especially given that women might be more likely to consent to riskier interventions when high payments are involved.

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More children and teens overdosing on ADHD drugs, U.S. study says

CBC - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:37

The surge in U.S. kids taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is having an unintended side effect, a new study suggests: more children and teens are overdosing on these drugs.

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New book documents the rise and fall of Silicon Valley wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes

CBC - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:57

Elizabeth Holmes was heralded as the next Steve Jobs — and then she was revealed by the Wall Street Journal to have overseen one of the biggest corporate frauds since Enron.

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Experimental Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo

CBC - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:02

Health workers in Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed to have killed 26 people since early April.

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Indigenous learners get training in life-saving skills in Ottawa pilot project

CBC - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:00

Five young Indigenous people from across Canada have been learning first aid and CPR in Ottawa. It's part of a pilot project aimed at spreading First Aid skills to Indigenous communities. The program is funded through private donations but organizers hope Ottawa will take notice.

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Group affected by CIA brainwashing experiments wants public apology, compensation from government

CBC - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 06:21

A group of Canadians affected by CIA brainwashing experiments conducted at McGill University's Allan Memorial Institute met for the first time on Sunday to start organizing for a public apology and compensation from the federal government through a possible class-action.

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Canadian scientists track Lyme disease threat

CBC - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 03:00

Health officials combine surveillance of human cases, dogs and ticks in the field to track the spread of the disease across the country.

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As officials give all-clear on romaine E. coli outbreak, contamination remains a mystery

CBC - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 08:00

Food inspectors still don't know the source of the dangerous bacteria that sent dozens of people to hospital and made more than 200 people sick in two separate incidents of contaminated romaine lettuce.

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Congo reports 3 new Ebola cases in large city

CBC - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 05:07

Congo's health minister says three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people.

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FluWatch report: May 6 to May 12, 2018 (Week 19)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:48
Overall, influenza activity in Canada continued to decrease, but parts of Central and Eastern Canada are still reporting localized activity. Many 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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Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:06
Information regarding number of cases and deaths has been updated. 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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