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In the early stages of pregnancy, listeria poses a risk of miscarriage, a new study warns. It’s calling on pregnant women to avoid many foods from unpasteurized milk and soft cheese, to raw sprouts, melon and deli m…
02.24 / 16:29
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TORONTO - Public health officials in Toronto say there are now 17 confirmed cases of mumps linked to bars in the city's downtown. Earlier this week, Toronto Public Health said they had been investigating 14 cases of the viral infection. Spokeswoman Lenore Bromley says the lab-confirmed…
SASKATOON - A relative of a Saskatchewan family killed in a drunk-driving crash says the woman convicted of their deaths was transferred to a healing lodge one month after being sentenced to 10 years in prison. Lou Van De Vorst tells Saskatoon radio station CKOM that he and his wife are…
Anxiety is a basic emotion that we all share and experience at times. The automatic symptoms (such as a rapid heart rate, quick breathing and tense stomach) are triggered when we are anxious and warn us when we need to be careful. These warning signs have helped humans survive over the course…
The number of deadly heroin overdoses in the United States more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a federal agency said on Friday, as the price of the drug dropped and its potency…
02.24 / 09:15
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We all do it. Some of us do it quite loudly. Others do it not once, but several times in a row. Sneezes are everywhere these days, during this, the height of cold and flu season. The chorus of achoos in offices, on buses and in homes often sends bystanders scrambling to get out of the line…
MISSION, Kan. — For 16-year-old Noah Vittengl, who is just beginning to drive, being able to tell a red light from a green light is rather important. “It’s been difficult trying to figure out what light is what and what colour is what,” the Blue Springs high…
EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services says officials are investigating a number of potential cases of mumps in the Edmonton area, in addition to cases in other parts of the province and the country. Usually, health officials say there are between zero and two cases of mumps in the Edmonton…
Step counting apps could be doing more harm than good, according to an American…
02.24 / 02:33
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As parents, we love to see our children win. Perhaps succeed is the more appropriate term. That excitement on their face when their confidence rises. The sparkle in their eye when they reach a new milestone. Nothing’s better. But the day inevitably comes when they are able to win more often, and on their own.…
02.24 / 02:20
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Public health officials in several provinces are telling young adults to check if they need vaccination boosters against mumps as cases…
02.24 / 00:15
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Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, the World Health Organization says in a campaign to tackle stigma and…
02.23 / 23:48
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RICHMOND, B.C. - The organization that regulates health and safety in British Columbia workplaces reports almost one in four young construction workers is not doing enough to protect against hearing loss. New data from WorkSafeBC shows 24 per cent of construction workers aged 21 or under…
A Health Canada paper says the government is committed to reducing tobacco use to less than 5 per cent of the population by…
02.23 / 21:29
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Current Canadian guidelines already ask for Canadians to consume five to 10 servings a day, but not everyone is meeting that…
02.23 / 21:17
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CALGARY - A University of Calgary study suggests that patient care is suffering from an overuse of computers in hospitals and doctor offices. Dr. Myles Leslie from The School of Public Policy studied health-care workers in the intensive care units of three U.S. hospitals. He found some…
New research is warning that pregnant women dealing with a herpes flare-up in early pregnancy may be doubling the odds of autism in their unborn baby later on in life. But do other experts agree with the…
02.23 / 20:27
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Keri Young feels the kicks, has the hiccups and can hear her daughter's heart beat but unlike most mothers, she won't get to see her grow…
02.23 / 20:27
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Nearly 130,000 Canadians signed up with country's 38 licensed cannabis producers, a 32 per cent jump since September The post Medical marijuana prescription rate soaring in Canada appeared first on…
02.23 / 20:12
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TORONTO - The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago. The most recent Health Canada figures show that at the end of last year, almost 130,000 Canadians…