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Probiotics might not help your gut microbiome and could prevent return to healthy state, studies say

CBC - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 10:52

While over-the-counter probiotics are popularly viewed as enhancing health or helping protect against certain ailments, new scientific evidence suggests that in some cases, it could cause harm.

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Canadian military to severely curtail use of recreational marijuana

CBC - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 09:21

Recreational marijuana will be legal this fall in Canada, but members of the military will face many new restrictions and prohibitions, according to new a policy released by the Department of National Defence on Friday.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report —August 19 to 25, 2018 (Week 34)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 14:52
As of August 25, 2018, 41 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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'The Big Trip' part one: Why some investors and medical researchers are looking past pot to psychedelic drugs

CBC - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:15

As cannabis legalization approaches, a renaissance in psychedelic drug research is also underway — and scientists and investors alike are serious about the drugs’ potential.

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Goop settles over advertising claims for its vaginal eggs

CBC - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:18

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company goop has agreed to pay $145,000 US in civil penalties over advertising products including egg-shaped stones.

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Health minister announces $71.7M in emergency funding for drug treatment in B.C.

CBC - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:13

Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says money will help improve access to treatment and recovery services in B.C.

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How olive oil and sleep could stave off heart attacks and strokes

Natural Healthcare Canada - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:58
Foods high in unsaturated fats may protect against cardiovascular disease, and new research has uncovered why POSTED BY: gisela
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Ottawa hopes Ontario will make 'informed decision' on overdose prevention sites

CBC - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 07:16

Canada's health minister is offering to share the federal government's research on overdose prevention and supervised consumption sites with Ontario as the province weighs whether to allow such facilities to continue operating.

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'A large grain of salt': Why journalists should avoid reporting on most food studies

CBC - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 03:00

Should journalists just stop writing about food studies and end the noisy battle between headlines claiming that coffee or alcohol or some other common nutrient will save us or kill us? A scientific methodology researcher from Stanford thinks so.

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Why this university student loves living with her 92-year-old roommate

CBC - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 03:00

With a return to classes this week, many cash-strapped university students are still searching for affordable accommodation. But one Ontario university is experimenting with a new housing arrangement that pairs students with seniors, a concept that's gaining popularity across Canada and U.S.

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Federal lawyer asks B.C. judge to toss experts' reports on medical marijuana

CBC - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 19:52

A lawyer for the federal government is asking the court to reject the reports of three doctors and a criminologist she says are either unqualified or biased in favour of medical marijuana dispensaries fighting to stay open in Vancouver.

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Eastern Congo has new Ebola case in city of 1.4 million

CBC - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:13

Congo records first Ebola case in major eastern city of Butembo.

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West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases national surveillance report —August 12 to 18, 2018 (Week 33)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:19
As of August 18, 2018, 13 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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​A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

CBC - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:34

Insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for premature death globally, a World Health Organization-led study.

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10 people who fell ill on Emirates flight to New York appear to have the flu, officials say

CBC - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:46

New York City health officials say they obtained respiratory samples from the patients and their symptoms look like influenza. They say they won't know for sure until they get final results. All of the patients were listed in stable condition.

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Panel appointed to improve long-term care in N.S. after woman's death

CBC - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:42

The province’s health minister has appointed an expert advisory panel to find ways to improve long-term care in Nova Scotia, a move that comes following the recent death of a woman in care.

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Canada's children have high rates of suicide, abuse, infant mortality: report

CBC - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 16:49

Canada's global reputation as a healthy place to raise children is belied by statistics showing strikingly high rates of suicide, child abuse and struggles with mental health, a new report suggested Tuesday.

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Why this rare childhood brain cancer is so difficult to fight

CBC - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 15:11

DIPG is a cancer that targets kids, and thus far, none have survived. But doctors around the world are trying to change that.

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​Negative memories of gym class may last into adulthood

CBC - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:18

Childhood memories of phys-ed may be associated with attitude, intention, and sedentary behaviour in adulthood.

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Parents expecting 'rainbow babies' find support with PALS

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

Until now, there was little support for Ottawa parents who are pregnant again after suffering a perinatal or prenatal loss, but starting Wednesday, Roger Neilson House will host a monthly support group for people going through what's known as a rainbow pregnancy.

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