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Miracle cure or major con? UBC researchers break down 329 likely health scams

CBC - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 06:00

If you’re not happy with your DNA, there are online videos that claim they’ll teach you how to change it. Worried about how your posture is affecting your health? Try a mail-order postural assessment.

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New details on child deaths offer more questions than answers

CBC - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 04:00

Public deserves to know when the system fails a child, according to former child and youth advocate Bernard Richard.

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'Nothing short of remarkable': Study finds parents' chats with their toddlers pay off 10 years later

CBC - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 03:00

Attention exhausted parents: The next time your toddler starts making strange noises or babbling about Paw Patrol, try to strike up a conversation — it could make a big difference later, researchers say.

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'Look where I am now': Broncos bus crash survivor Straschnitzki on his push for independence

CBC - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 03:00

On the eve of the team's home opener, Ryan Straschnitzki is working hard in physiotherapy to adapt to the paralysis he suffered in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, saying he's determined to do things for himself.

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Taya was born with 3 thumbs, and she's been looking for a special friend just like her

CBC - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 15:57

A Nova Scotia mother turned to Facebook to find her daughter a friend who, like her, has three thumbs.

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Marvelon 28 birth control pills missing day label stickers, Health Canada says

CBC - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:39

Without the stickers, there may be an increased chance of missing a dose.

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Ottawa Public Health preparing for a more diverse senior population

CBC - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 04:56

Ottawa's public health department says demographic trends suggest the city's population will get older overall, and those older residents are becoming more diverse.

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Controversial chiropractor still posting videos while under investigation

CBC - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 04:00

A Halifax-based chiropractor being investigated for online posts that include discredited views on vaccines and cancer therapies continues to share controversial information on social media that is outside her scope of practice.

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Why overdose may be the wrong word when it comes to cannabis

CBC - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 20:00

Whether or not you can overdose on cannabis depends on two things: how you ingest it and how you define the word "overdose."​

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Treatment centres assist in Congo's Ebola outbreak but face old hurdles

CBC - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 16:40

Woman's recovery is testament to the effectiveness of a new treatment, which isolates patients in futuristic cube-shaped mobile units with transparent walls and gloved access.

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Maniwaki Hospital forced into costly solution to lure specialists

CBC - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:04

Unable to attract full-time anesthesiologists, the only hospital in Maniwaki, Que., is being forced to tap into a costly provincial program to pay visiting doctors for piecemeal work, or face the closure of its surgical department.

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Health Department blasted for 'disappointing' response to pharmacist snooping case

CBC - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:39

Privacy Commissioner Catherine Tully said officials with the Health Department have refused to meet with her office to discuss her report on a Greenwood, N.S., pharmacist who accessed the confidential drug records of 46 people.

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'We're all lonely': Vancouver event aims to end stigma around loneliness

CBC - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 06:00

The gathering, held on Vancouver's Arbutus Greenway, came on the heels of a new study released last week that said Vancouver and Toronto are the unhappiest cities in Canada.

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Paralyzed in Toronto's Danforth shooting, Danielle Kane focuses on healing and forgiveness

CBC - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 04:00

Danielle Kane, 31, was left paralyzed after a gunman opened fire on a busy night in Toronto's Greektown last July. In an effort to make peace with her new life, she's tried to forgive the man who shot her.

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Researcher urges caution to parents using cannabis to treat kid neurological issues

CBC - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 04:30

Parents like Mandy McKnight say that cannabis has been life-changing, even life-saving, for their kids, but there's a lack of established medical evidence.

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It's not just the EpiPen. Canada had 25 new drug shortages this week alone

CBC - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 08:00

Drug shortages have quietly become a chronic problem for Canada's health-care system. This week alone, more than two dozen new drugs were listed on Canada's drug shortage website.

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'He's my medical equipment': Woman with service dog says she was turned away by psychiatrist

CBC - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 15:39

Candace Bighead says a Saskatoon psychiatrist refused to serve her when she brought her service dog to an appointment last week.

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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 34: August 19 to August 25, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 13:59
In Canada, two new cases of measles and no new cases rubella were reported in week 34, 2018. 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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How opposition to vaccines caused a measles outbreak in Europe

CBC - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 13:52

A measles outbreak in Europe this summer is due to a lack of immunization, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers say that Russian trolls posting misinformation on vaccines are part of the problem.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 35 – ending September 1, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:18
The Respiratory Virus Detection Surveillance System collects data from select laboratories across Canada on the number of tests performed and the number of tests positive for influenza and other respiratory viruses. Data are reported on a weekly basis year-round to the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases (CIRID), Public Health Agency of Canada. These data are also summarized in the weekly FluWatch report. 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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