User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
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Pilot project to halt six-months sober requirement for liver transplants 21.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
Debra Selkirk

The agency that runs Ontario’s organ transplant system will launch a three-year pilot program that could eventually overturn its policy requiring alcoholics to be sober for six months before they can be eligible for a new liver.

Canadians are confused about science vs. opinion, poll suggests 21.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
GMO Monsanto protest, Toronto

Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians say they agree that they are, accoprding to a new poll whose results are being described as “worrisome.”

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says a bulk of Canadians lack sleep 20.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
About a third of adults sleep fewer hours per night than recommended, and many report their shuteye is fitful at times, according to Statistics ...
Young Canadians who vape are twice as likely to move on to cigarettes, researchers say 19.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Researchers concerned that middle and high school students in Canada who tried an e-cigarette are twice as likely to be susceptible to smoking cigarettes.

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4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions, researchers find 18.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
Researchers estimate there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than ...
Read this if your teen wants a tattoo 18.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Your teenager bugging you to get a tattoo? New medical guidelines help parents navigate the risk

French board rescues plans to make old Grant school a community centre 18.9.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
The board has agreed to take ownership of the property, finish the renovations and build a new gym/community room with a kitchen in return for using some of the space.
Reversing Type 2 diabetes? Yes, it can be done 16.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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Reversing Type 2 diabetes? Yes, it can be done, researchers say. And how much does it cost to develop a new drug? Maybe less than they say.

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Nowhere to go: Rural victims of domestic violence can struggle to find resources 16.9.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
PEMBROKE, Ont. — Since 2003, a panel called the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee has studied every family homicide in Ontario for clues that might prevent future deaths. Eventually, when all legal proceedings are complete, the committee will be able to turn its attention to the slayings of three women in Renfrew County on a single […]
Delaying legal edible cannabis products won't keep them off street, MPs told 15.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
A B.C. pot activist and dispensary owner told MPs studying the government's cannabis legalization bill Friday that excluding edible cannabis products from next year's planned rollout will mean the black market will continue to supply ...
People who most need prescribed heart prevention drugs least likely to get them 15.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
Statins and cholesterol

Socioeconomic inequities may be preventing millions of people in the U.S. from getting standard medications to prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to Canadian doctors who see it as a warning signal for this country.

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Terry Fox then and now: How new technology would have changed his run 15.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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An orthotics and prosthetics technician on P.E.I. has created a replica of the artificial leg Terry Fox ran on in 1980, and is displaying it next to a modern prosthetic.

New numbers show opioid overdoses, deaths 'serious epidemic,' says health minister 15.9.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
New figures on opioid overdoses lay bare the scope of what Canada's health minister on Thursday called a "serious epidemic" that's sweeping the country.
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Puzzling study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage 14.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.

Health committee hearing from health officials, Indigenous leaders on cannabis legislation 14.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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MPs on the House of Commons health committee are hearing from health care officials and Indigenous leaders as the committee conducts day 4 of hearings on the government's legal cannabis legislation.

Tattoo pigments transported to lymph nodes, corpses show 14.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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An estimated 20 per cent of Canadians have been tattooed, but what are the long-term effects? Scientists analyzed tattoo pigment samples from four corpses and two control subjects, and learned where tiny pigment samples ended up.

Walker: A friend faces cancer with her trademark optimism — and a bull 14.9.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
I met Lisa D’Eon on the first day of Grade 9 in Ottawa in 1982. I had no friends. We were 14 years old. I had just moved to the capital from Winnipeg. She is now 49 and has inoperable cancer.
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MPs hear from public health, addiction experts as Goodale sticks to pot legalization deadline 13.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
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MPs on the House of Commons health committee are conducting a third day of hearings on the government's marijuana legalization legislation. Today's witnesses include public health and addiction experts, as well as a representative from the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations.

CHEO launches lottery and Dream Home, with $3 million in other prizes 13.9.2017 Ottawa Citizen: News
CHEO’s 27th annual Dream of a Lifetime lottery launched Tuesday, with a luxury Dream Home centrepiece — designed and decorated as an ode to Canada’s sesquicentennial — and nearly $3 million in other prizes available.  The 5,392-square-foot home on 585 Chriscraft Way in Manotick opened its doors to the media and stakeholders involved in designing, building and […]
Child and teen ATV injury rates reduced by off-road vehicle restrictions, U.S. doctors say 12.9.2017 CBC.ca: Health
ATV Child Safety

Far fewer children and teens were seriously injured after a U.S. state law was introduced restricting the use of all-terrain vehicles, doctors say.

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