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More teens in Sask. are smokers than in any other province: Health Canada survey

CBC - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 18:04

Saskatchewan teens are smoking almost three times more than their peers in other provinces, according to newly released numbers.

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Young people who give up pot see rapid improvement in memory, ability to learn

CBC - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 16:52

Adolescents and young adults who regularly use cannabis but stop for 30 days have better memory and an improved ability to learn, suggesting academic success might hang in the balance for young people who smoke regularly.

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Trick-or-treating kids at higher risk of traffic deaths, study shows

CBC - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:36

Pedestrian deaths for children between four and eight years of age are 10 times more likely on Halloween than other nights, researchers say.

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New study associates highly effective blood pressure medication with small risk of cancer

CBC - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 03:00

A Canadian research team suggests widely used ACE inhibitors may carry a very small risk of lung cancer, highlighting the importance of doctors clearly explaining risks versus benefits for their patients when medication study results are released.

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Paralyzed Broncos player, parents want seatbelts on buses

CBC - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:08

Michelle Straschnitzki and her husband have added their voices to those of other Broncos parents who want buses equipped with seat and shoulder belts.

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Mental health issues linger from Fort McMurray fire, says study

CBC - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 07:44

Newly published research suggests the fire cast a lasting shadow over the lives of many residents who are still experiencing elevated rates of depression and related mental-health problems.

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Grassy Narrows hopes to break ground on mercury treatment centre in spring, 2019

CBC - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 06:44

Officials in Grassy Narrows First Nation say they hope to break ground on a specialized treatment centre for people suffering from the effects of mercury poisoning next spring.

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Criticism from scientists and doctors doesn't stop Gwyneth Paltrow 'Goopies' from flocking to Vancouver summit

CBC - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 20:29

Hundreds of wellness enthusiasts flocked to Stanley Park over the weekend, where Gwyneth Paltrow's wellness empire — known as Goop — held its sold-out wellness summit.

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Janes Pub Style Chicken Burgers recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

CBC - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 08:20

Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Burgers have been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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Who's rating doctors on RateMDs? The invisible hand of 'reputation management'

CBC - Sat, 10/27/2018 - 08:00

A 'reputation management' industry is emerging to boost positive doctor ratings on RateMDs. At the same time, the website allows doctors to hide some unfavourable comments for a fee.

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Smoke alarms with mom's voice wake kids up faster, study says

CBC - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 18:05

"The thing that was most remarkable to us was to see a child sleep five minutes through a very loud high-pitched tone, but then sit bolt upright in bed when their mother's voice sounded through the alarm," says study's lead author.

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Liberals pitch new rules on payments for surrogates, sperm donors

CBC - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 13:21

The federal government is setting out new rules on payments and protections for sperm or egg donations and on carrying someone else's baby — but a Liberal MP says it's time to overhaul what he calls Canada's outdated, ineffective laws.

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Polio: vaccine advice

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:33
The THN has been updated to include Niger in the list of countries reporting cases of polio. 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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FluWatch report: October 14, 2018 to October 20, 2018 (Week 42)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:23
Influenza activity increased slightly this week, but remains at interseasonal levels across the country. 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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'Will you admit that Steve was poisoned?' Former Grassy Narrows chief's family asks of governments

CBC - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 06:00

The family of former Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Steve Fobister Sr. is demanding that federal and Ontario government officials acknowledge that Fobister died from mercury poisoning brought on by industrial dumping into the English-Wabigoon River System.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - October 7 to 13 (Week 41)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:46
As of October 13 2018, 317 human cases associated with WNV in Canada has been reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) 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 to apologize for treatment of Inuit with tuberculosis in mid-20th century

CBC - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:06

Inuit across the North were plucked from their communities and taken to sanatoriums in southern Canada for tuberculosis treatment in the mid-20th century, and now the federal government is poised to apologize.

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Monkeypox in Nigeria

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 14:11
Nigeria has been experiencing an outbreak of monkeypox since September 2017. 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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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 42 – ending October 20, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:06
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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Measles & Rubella Weekly Monitoring Report – Week 41: October 7 to October 13, 2018

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:43
In Canada, no new cases of measles or rubella were reported in week 41, 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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