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Canada's chronic shortage of legal cannabis expected to drag out for years

CBC - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 04:00

Canada's shortage of pot is now expected to drag on for years. New production is coming online, but ever more cannabis will be diverted to the nascent edibles industry.

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New food guide 'allows people to take pride in their own food and their own culture': dietitian

CBC - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 20:40

Canada's new food guide has specific sections recommending cultural and traditional foods.

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27 B.C. naturopaths under investigation as college cracks down on misleading ads

CBC - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 07:00

In the eight months since British Columbia's naturopathic college began cracking down on dubious advertising, 27 practitioners have been placed under investigation, according to the college registrar.

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Ingredient in some Hello Fresh, Chefs Plate meal kits recalled

CBC - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 06:02

Hello Fresh Canada Inc. is recalling an ingredient found in some of its Hello Fresh and Chefs Plate brand meal kits over a possible risk of salmonella contamination.

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Winnipeg athlete warns others about metal-on-metal hip implants after suffering life-changing reaction

CBC - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 06:00

​A Winnipeg athlete’s hip surgery was supposed to transform his life, but led instead to a nightmare of pain and illness that hasn’t let up. The problems with metal-on-metal hip implants have prompted calls from Canada’s orthopedic surgeons for mandatory participation in a national joint replacement registry.

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'Dr. Lipjob' nets suspended sentence for illegally injecting botox

CBC - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 06:00

Rajdeep Kaur Khakh who went by the handle "Dr. Lipjob" has been given a 30-day suspended sentence by a B.C. court for illegally pretending to be a doctor and injecting unsuspecting clients with dermal fillers.

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Last year was the worst year in history for births in Newfoundland and Labrador

CBC - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 05:30

Unofficial numbers from the government indicate that Newfoundland and Labrador set a new low point for births in 2018, and there appears to be an uptick in outmigration as the economy struggles.

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Not getting enough sleep? Here's why it could be affecting your memory

CBC - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 04:00

Many people aren't getting enough sleep, and the consequences are far more serious than feeling dozy and worn out. New research indicates it can affect your ability to form long-term memories and retain things you learn, and may even have an impact on dementia.

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Only juvenile arthritis specialist in B.C. Interior retires with no replacement

CBC - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:01

The only doctor in B.C.’s Interior that cares for children with juvenile arthritis has just retired, with no replacement, leaving families concerned with how their children will get proper medical treatment.

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British scientists hope gene-edited chickens will help ward off the next pandemic

CBC - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 21:30

British scientists are developing gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in a new approach to trying to stop the next deadly human pandemic.

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New food guide unveiled without food groups or recommended servings

CBC - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:39

Instead of eating food from four groups, Canadians are now encouraged to follow three guidelines on: what to eat regularly, what to avoid, and the importance of cooking and preparing meals at home.

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New guidelines may reduce risk of legal marijuana in youth

CBC - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:26

There are unanswered questions about the health effects of legal marijuana used for recreational purposes. A new set of expert guidelines may help lower the risk in young people.

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Chinese scientist behind gene-edited babies fired by university

CBC - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 08:41

A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world's first "gene-edited" babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in a quest for fame and fortune, state media said, as his former university said he had been fired.

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'They covered it up': 3 women go public with sexual assault allegations against former RCMP doctor

CBC - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 04:00

Three woman who worked for the RCMP are going public with allegations of sexual assault in the 1980s at the hands of an RCMP doctor that they say multiple agencies covered up.

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Scientists grow human blood vessels from stem cells in a dish

CBC - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 04:00

For the first time, scientists say they have grown human blood vessels from scratch in the lab that look and behave like the ones in our bodies.

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'If you don't ask, then you won't know': family doctors guided on care for transgender teens

CBC - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:01

Health of people who are transgender, a community that sees high rates of depression, focus of Canadian medical journal's special issue.

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Group challenges ruling requiring doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

CBC - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 14:13

The group, which includes the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies and Canadian Physicians for Life, is asking Ontario's highest court to strike down the policy.

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Want to lose weight? More sleep could help, doctors say

CBC - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 04:00

When Ian Patton started his PhD, sleepless nights became typical — and he started craving junk food. Research suggests it's not uncommon for those who sleep less to gain weight, simply because there's more time in the day to snack.

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A daily dose (or 2): Curious minds turn to CBD to treat range of ailments

CBC - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 11:00

With cannabis now legal in Canada, curious minds are seeking out marijuana-based treatments, like CBD — a compound of cannabis — for treating on-going medical conditions, some even using it to wean themselves off prescription medications

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Will price be a barrier to new cancer immunotherapy?

CBC - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 09:00

A revolutionary new cancer treatment is on the market and available for Canadians, but provinces have been advised not to cover it unless the price comes down.

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