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Health Canada eases restrictions on abortion pill Mifegymiso

CBC - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:12

The abortion pill can now be prescribed up to nine weeks into a pregnancy, rather than the previous limit of seven weeks, Health Canada announced Tuesday. Women will still be required to have an ultrasound.

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Toenails, saliva and urine could answer questions about Giant Mine's toxic legacy

CBC - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:00

About 200 people in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo have given toenail clippings, urine and saliva samples to researchers for a new study, which will measure how much arsenic is in their body.

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Bad news: Eating local, organic won't shrink your carbon footprint

CBC - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:00

If you're paying more for local and organic groceries because you care about the environment, here's some bad news: science shows your efforts won't have much impact on your carbon emissions. The good news is that scientists have calculated which dietary changes can actually make a difference.

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Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Public Health Agency of Canada - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:27
Marburg virus disease (MVD) is a severe illness that can be fatal. 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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For Canadians in queue for long-term care spots, waiting costs 'astronomical'

CBC - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 06:52

The younger sisters of a Nova Scotia woman with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis say the costs of waiting to get her into a nursing home are hard for them to bear.

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Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. dying at an alarming rate, study finds

CBC - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 06:00

Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. are 13 times more likely to die than all other youth in the same age group across the country. Study singled out young women and those involved with injection drug use to be at the highest risk.

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New plan will see Ontario government employees deliver home care

CBC - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:00

The Wynne government is getting into the business of providing home care directly, quietly creating a new provincial agency that could eventually serve upwards of 730,000 Ontarians, CBC News has learned.

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How severe will this flu season be? A look at the key factors experts are monitoring

Globe and Mail - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 09:55
From which flu strain will be dominant to how effective this year's vaccine will be, take a deeper look at the key factors experts are monitoring​ and what you should consider to prepare
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SECOND OPINION | To stent or not to stent for chest pain?

CBC - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 08:00

The debate over a common heart procedure flares up yet again, new research explores the effect of space travel on astronauts' brains and a reminder that the bubonic plague lives on.

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'Anything But Sorry': What to say when a baby is born with Down syndrome

CBC - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 06:00

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has launched a new campaign, entitled "Anything But Sorry: The 'S' Word" to change the perceptions of Canadians about the birth of a baby with Down syndrome.

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Respiratory Virus Report, Week 43 ending October 28, 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 16:54
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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A quest to get men into the kitchen

Globe and Mail - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:55
Classes are part of a growing trend of making men comfortable with cooking and more nutrition-savvy
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Calorie-burning workout combines rowing with flowing

Globe and Mail - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:46
Intense pulling on the row machine is followed by yoga or other body weight exercises at this new Toronto studio
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Why pain has no place in a yoga practice

Globe and Mail - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:41
As more men hit the mat, a Vancouver instructor reminds them to go at their own pace to be healthy and safe
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CCDR: Volume 43-11, November 2, 2017: Antimicrobial resistance and One Health

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:10
Pan-Canadian framework for action on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use 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 22 to October 28, 2017 (week 43)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:39
Influenza activity continues to increase, but remained below the seasonal threshold in week 43. 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 — October 15 to October 21, 2017 (Week 42)

Public Health Agency of Canada - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 08:53
During week 42, October 15 to October 21, 2017, one new case of West Nile Virus (WNV) was reported from Ontario to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Retrospectively, six additional cases were reported by two provinces: four in Ontario and two in Alberta. 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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'We're designing minds': App maker reveals secrets that keep us addicted to smartphones

CBC - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 04:00

The average Canadian teenager is on track to spend nearly a decade of their life staring at a smartphone, and that’s no accident, according to an industry insider who shared time-sucking secrets of the app design trade.

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Hepatitis C could be eliminated in Canada, but drug prices, screening barriers stand in the way

CBC - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:42

About 70 million people, including an estimated 250,000 Canadians, are infected with hepatitis C worldwide. The majority could be cured of the liver-damaging virus in 12 weeks at a cost of just $50 US each, researchers say.

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Two confirmed mumps cases at Dalhousie University

CBC - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 18:41

Dal officials say they have notified the university community.

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