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Celery juice trend fills Instagram feeds, sells drinks but dietitian warns of 'elaborate lie'

12 hours 49 min ago

Celery juice is flooding social media, and the popular wellness craze is pushing heath-conscious people to shell out hundreds of dollars for the daily drink.

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You and your poo: Why fecal medicine could be the next big buzz

12 hours 49 min ago

Moving past the ‘ick' factor, researchers are studying the use of fecal transplants to treat a range of diseases from depression to obesity to cancer. It’s part of an emerging revolution in microbiome medicine.

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Ban gummy bears and other kid-friendly cannabis edibles, says Toronto medical officer of health

16 hours 49 min ago

In a new report, Dr. Eileen de Villa also recommends the city's board of health urge the federal government to adopt a variety of other strategies to keep youth safe.

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Health officials confirm measles outbreak in Vancouver after 8th case identified

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 21:06

Health officials in Vancouver say the city is facing an outbreak of measles with eight cases of the disease confirmed.

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Quebec declines talks with feds, provinces, territories on coerced sterilization

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:36

Quebec won't be part of a working group the federal government wants to examine claims that Indigenous women have been sterilized against their will.

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Year in space put U.S. astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:29

Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.

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Behaviour analyst group notes Lisa MacLeod's apology, questions why her office criticized it

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:47

Lisa MacLeod tweeted Thursday evening that she apologizes if her comments made anyone feel threatened.

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Vancouver Coastal Health confirms 'several' cases of measles at Vancouver schools

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:05

The health authority said "several cases" of the highly contagious disease have been identified at École Jules-Verne with another at École Anne-Hébert.

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Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:01

In New York state and Washington state, U.S. travelers picked up measles in foreign countries where the highly contagious disease was running rampant and brought it back to places where vaccination rates were too low by U.S. public health standards.

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Your all-beef sausage could have pork in it, says study

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:00

A study from the University of Guelph found some Canadian sausages are mislabelled and contain undeclared meat in them.

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Surgeons insert telescopic lens into Quebec City woman's eye in Canadian first

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 05:00

Jacqueline Rioux successfully underwent surgery to have a four-millimetre-thick telescopic lens — an implantable mini-telescope — inserted into her left eye to restore some sight lost due to macular degeneration.

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Province vague on details for Red Deer hospital expansion

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 21:06

The hospital — which serves at least 400,000 in central Alberta — is often over capacity and doctors there say the facility is short at least 100 beds, something they've been asking to be remedied for several years.

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Edmonton's deaf arts festival makes some noise

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:00

A deaf actor and playwright based in Edmonton, Chris Dodd is passionate about the arts but often leaves the theatre feeling underwhelmed, disconnected.

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C.D. Howe report urges measures to curb inappropriate medical testing

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:22

Misuse of laboratory testing in Canada is costly and potentially harmful, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

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Lisa MacLeod tweets apology, after calls to resign over autism controversy

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:01

Ontario's social services minister said Thursday that she was sorry if she made anyone feel threatened, after behaviour analysts said she warned them of consequences if they didn't support her new autism program.

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WHO appoints expert panel on gene editing after world's first baby claim

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:42

The World Health Organization announces members of its expert advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing.

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Want to see your own eHealth record in Saskatchewan? Prepare to wait

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:00

Although most Saskatchewan health records are now online, looking at your own file still means contacting eHealth, filling out a form and waiting up to a week.

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With Doug Ford's health reforms looming, new campaign pitches home care as a solution

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 05:30

With Premier Doug Ford preparing to shake up the health system and promising to tackle hospital overcrowding, home care providers see an opportunity and are launching a campaign Thursday to take advantage of it.

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70-year-old Saint John man suffers heart attack after consuming cannabis lollipop

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:57

Two Saint John doctors who treated a 70-year-old patient for a heart attack induced by eating a cannabis lollipop, say they're worried about the unknown risk posed by marijuana edibles, due to be legalized in Canada by next fall.

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Violent protests prevent N.B. doctor, nurses from leaving Haiti

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:41

An emergency room nurse and doctor from Woodstock, N.B., along with a nurse from Halifax, say they are safe but have no idea when they will be able to leave Haiti as violent protests continue in that country.

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