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Universal public coverage of essential drugs would improve health care, research suggests

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST

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Adding universal public coverage of the top prescription drugs would help Canadians take medications they need, new research suggests.




MDs under pressure: U.S. Navy SEAL training adapted to help Canadian doctors fight stress

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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The responsibility of caring for sick patients in busy hospitals can cause stress that leads to burnout and depression among doctors, but training adapted from military practices aims to boost Canadian physicians' resiliency.




'Off-label' antidepressant use lacks evidence, and a link between math skills and your health

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

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Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine from reporter Kelly Crowe and CBC Health.




What's in your chicken sandwich? DNA test shows Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:00:00 EST

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Canadians who opt for chicken sandwiches while dining at fast food restaurants may find a Marketplace analysis of what they contain a little hard to swallow.




Publicly funding dental care could help ease the fentanyl crisis, and more

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:40:57 EST

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ER doctors have trained for most of what they see at work. But there's one type of common malady that Dr. Hasan Sheikh and his colleagues aren't trained for: dental emergencies. He's calling on governments to fund dental care, so patients will see the experts they need.




3D printer lets surgeons hold a child's heart before surgery starts

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

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Doctors are using hearts made with a 3D printer to practice on before operating.




Efficacy of new anti-HIV drug could make some less likely to practise safe sex, public health officials warn

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:04:37 EST

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Public health officials in Toronto are concerned an effective anti-HIV drug known as PrEP could give users a false sense of invincibility and make them less likely to wear condoms and more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections.




5 Vancouver Canucks sidelined due to mumps

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:37:56 EST

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Five players with the Vancouver Canucks are sitting out Saturday's game because they have or are suspected to have the mumps, the team says.




Asylum seekers learning to cope without hands after frostbitten walk into Canada

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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It's been exactly two months since Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal almost froze to death walking across the border into Manitoba from the United States, and while they're grateful to be in Canada, they're struggling to cope.




Mumps makes a comeback in Canada and the U.S.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:49:40 EST

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Public health officials in several provinces remind young adults to check if they need vaccination boosters against mumps as cases in Canada mount.




Quebec MNA says consider 'advanced consent' for Alzheimer's patients in assisted dying law

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:10:44 EST

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CAQ MNA François Bonnardel said he believes it's time to reopen the province’s doctor-assisted dying law and consider adding a section that would give people the right to consent in advance.




MDs under pressure: U.S. Navy SEAL training adapted to help Canadian doctors fight stress

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:00:00 EST

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The responsibility of caring for sick patients in busy hospitals can cause stress that leads to burnout and depression among doctors, but training adapted from military practices aims to boost Canadian physicians' resiliency.




Thousands of Northern B.C. patients' X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds may have been misread

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:41:00 EST

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A team of Vancouver radiologists is reviewing thousands of X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds from a Terrace hospital, over concerns about possible errors.




Millions at risk from African famine in Lake Chad region:UN

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:16:54 EST

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The most urgent need is to reach 2.8 million people with rice or sorghum, or cash to buy supplies, by July, World Food Programme says.




Canopy Growth CEO apologizes over tainted medical marijuana

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

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The new owner of a company caught up in the pesticide pot recall is trying to win back customer confidence.