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Hundreds require medical attention during steamy Montreal half-marathon

CBC - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 05:00

Almost 900 people received medical attention as 10-kilometre and half-marathon events took place in Montreal under blazing heat, the event's medical co-ordinator said Sunday.

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'I'm sorry to hear that': Why training Siri to be a therapist won't be easy

CBC - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 04:00

Apple plans to make Siri, its digital assistant, better at responding to people's mental-health issues. Experts say the ambitious plan faces some big challenges.

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Second Opinion | Are you jealous, or simply envious?

CBC - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 08:00

And a behind-the-scenes look at a Canadian study that is challenging dietary dogma around the world.

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Combining art and medicine, play using patients' stories encourages empathy for the dying

CBC - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 04:00

The PEACE Project weaves together the experiences of palliative care patients and their families in a theatre production, with every line a direct quote from a patient or caregiver. "It is not just about death," Dr. Brenda Sabo says. "It's about quality of life."

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Woman who waited 2 months for abortion says plan to provide free pill means shame is over

CBC - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:24

Melanie Mackenzie waited two months for an abortion four years ago and says the government's plan to remove barriers to abortion will change lives.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 37 ending September 16, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:50
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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Ontario to cover HIV prevention pill under public health plan

CBC - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:06

Ontario will cover a combination HIV prevention pill that is now available in generic form by the end of the month.

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'Death wish' coffee cans recalled over possible toxin

CBC - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:10

U.S. coffee maker Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls ans of its Nitro Cold Brew because of the risk that some could contain the deadly toxin botulin.

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Abortion pill to be made available to N.S. women for free

CBC - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:40

The province announced Friday that women will soon be able to book an abortion directly at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The government will also cover the cost of the abortion pill for women who want to terminate early pregnancies.

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Her baby died without explanation the day before Mother's Day

CBC - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:00

Dana Rennie of Berwick, N.S., is raising awareness about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and money for research after her healthy baby suddenly stopped breathing in her sleep.

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Health minister says Canadians need to avoid judging those addicted to opioids

CBC - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:00

As the opioid epidemic continues to march across the country, destroying an ever increasing number of lives, the federal health minister says people have fallen into the habit of passing judgment on those addicted to the drug.

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'Engineered activity out of our life:' why working up a sweat improves survival rates

CBC - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:13

Our steps count towards reducing premature deaths regardless of how they're accumulated, a large, global study affirms.

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Aaron Hernandez's brain showed 'severe' case of CTE: Lawyer

CBC - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:22

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - September 3 to September 9, 2017 (Week 36)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:15
During week 36, September 3 to September 9, 2017, one confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario was reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, Ontario reported an additional 30 cases. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - September 3 to September 9, 2017 (Week 36)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:15
During week 36, September 3 to September 9, 2017, one confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario was reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, Ontario reported an additional 30 cases. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - September 3 to September 9, 2017 (Week 36)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:15
During week 36, September 3 to September 9, 2017, one confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario was reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, Ontario reported an additional 30 cases. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - September 3 to September 9, 2017 (Week 36)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:15
During week 36, September 3 to September 9, 2017, one confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario was reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, Ontario reported an additional 30 cases. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - September 3 to September 9, 2017 (Week 36)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:15
During week 36, September 3 to September 9, 2017, one confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario was reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, Ontario reported an additional 30 cases. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - September 3 to September 9, 2017 (Week 36)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:15
During week 36, September 3 to September 9, 2017, one confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario was reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, Ontario reported an additional 30 cases. 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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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report - September 3 to September 9, 2017 (Week 36)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:15
During week 36, September 3 to September 9, 2017, one confirmed clinical case of West Nile Virus (WNV) from Ontario was reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, Ontario reported an additional 30 cases. 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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