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Daughter of notorious wife-killer Peter Demeter says 'twisted' childhood caused PTSD

CBC - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 04:00

Andrea Demeter Scratch didn't learn until she was nine years old that the couple she called mom and dad were not her real parents. She only found out when a school friend showed her a horrifying photo in a book of her real mother lying dead in a pool of blood in the garage of the family home.

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A clearer path to medically assisted death

CBC - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 22:18

A pioneering group of MDs has figured out how to interpret Canada’s new law on medical aid in dying. Dr. Brian Goldman explains.

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Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival: study

CBC - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 12:57

If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A U.S. study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival — by almost half a year, longer than many new cancer drugs do.

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Hot and cold news about hand washing

CBC - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 07:00

Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine from reporter Kelly Crowe and CBC Health.

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Banana Boat Sunscreen under fire as Health Canada gets more claims it caused burns

CBC - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 04:00

Health Canada received 26 complaints about bad reactions to Banana Boat sunscreen in May. At least 14 of them involve claims using the sunscreen resulted in burned or blistered skin.

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Medical marijuana shortages hit some patients as demand surges

CBC - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 04:00

Legally registered medical cannabis patients report supply shortages of certain products, as licensed producers try to accelerate production to meet increasing demand.

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Is sunscreen safe for kids? What do I look for? A dermatologist answers your questions

CBC - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 21:24

As Health Canada investigates allegations of babies being burned while wearing Banana Boat sunscreen, concerns about sun safety have been front and centre in recent days.

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Demand for mental health care growing at Canadian universities

CBC - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 16:10

A recent investigation shows that demand for mental health care at UBC and universities across Canada is growing, but some students say universities services aren't enough.

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Video: Trudeau says Canadian governments ‘won’t rest’ on opioid crisis

Globe and Mail - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:42
The prime minister says all levels of government must continue to push for 'lasting solutions' to the rising opioid epidemic in Canada.
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Video: Trudeau says Canadian governments ‘won’t rest’ on opioid crisis

Globe and Mail - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:42
The prime minister says all levels of government must continue to push for 'lasting solutions' to the rising opioid epidemic in Canada.
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Video: Trudeau says Canadian governments ‘won’t rest’ on opioid crisis

Globe and Mail - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:42
The prime minister says all levels of government must continue to push for 'lasting solutions' to the rising opioid epidemic in Canada.
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Public Health Notice – Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to various flours and flour products

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 08:38
The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli, called E.coliO121 linked to various flours and flour products. 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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Bonjour-santé service asks court to stop health ministry audit

CBC - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 08:11

An online service that finds clients a medical appointment within 48 hours for a fee has turned to Quebec Superior Court to stop what it says is harassment by Quebec’s health insurance board.

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Reused syringe, lack of refrigeration blamed for deaths of 15 children after vaccinations in South Sudan

CBC - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 05:50

​Fifteen young children die in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan's government announced Friday.

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CBC News wins 7 Digital Publishing Awards

CBC - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 21:57

CBC News took home the general excellence award at the 2017 Digital Publishing Awards in Toronto Thursday, winning top honours at the annual event and gaining recognition for coverage of the fentanyl crisis.

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Could a public inquiry prevent more nursing home murders?

CBC - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 18:53

Advocates for seniors in long-term care homes say a public inquiry is needed to shine a spotlight on the abuse they say occurs regularly. The call for greater scrutiny comes after Elizabeth Wettlaufer admitted in court Thursday to killing eight patients while she was a nurse.

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E-cigarette fluid poisonings on rise in Maritimes, says expert

CBC - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 18:51

The number of poisoning incidents related to the concentrated nicotine cartridges used for electronic cigarettes is increasing, according to the clinical leader of a poison control centre in the Maritimes.

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How delaying meal times can affect your body clock

CBC - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:40

When men postpone meal times, it delays one of the body's clocks, British researchers say, a finding that sheds light on a potential way to overcome jet lag and health harms for shift workers.

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Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR): Volume 43-6, June 1, 2017: Indigenous Health

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:20
Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR): Volume 43-6, June 1, 2017: Indigenous Health 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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Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR): Volume 43-6, June 1, 2017: Indigenous Health

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:20
Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR): Volume 43-6, June 1, 2017: Indigenous Health 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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