User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
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Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours 22.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Dawn Martin-Hill profile

A professor and researcher is calling attention to dismal lack of access to clean running water on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Ontario - despite it being a stone's throw away from major towns and cities with fully functioning water infrastructure.

Prescription for worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors 21.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Myopia

All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say.

Groups chose marijuana celebration day to launch cannabis-related ventures 21.4.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
Organizations marked 4/20, the international day for celebrating marijuana, in various ways on Friday:  Tweed Marijuana promises $20 million to help community projects Medical marijuana grower Tweed Inc. in Smiths Falls says it plans to hand out $20 million over the next four years to support community development projects. The company invites “artists, creators, builders […]
'Don't use cannabis when you are pregnant or breastfeeding,' doctors warn 21.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Marijuana smoker

Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada launches campaign to warn pregnant and breastfeeding women about the potential dangers of cannabis use.

Are cures bad for the drug business? 20.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Financeit Goldman Investment 20171214

A glimpse at the cold calculations required to make profitable drug investments in new genetic technologies such as gene therapy.

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Ancient builders' skills live on at Science and Tech Museum 20.4.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
Research on a centuries-old collection of builders’ instruments from the Mediterranean world has brought the Canada Science and Technology Museum a national award from the Canadian Museums Association. The levels, compasses and more come from the eastern Mediterranean countries which once formed the heart of the Ottoman Empire. And curator David Pantalony says they embody […]
At 37, Shelly Abad Cruz discovered she was pregnant — and had cancer 20.4.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
Shelly Abad Cruz was overjoyed last November when she discovered she was unexpectedly pregnant with her first child. At 37, she and husband Archie Duldulao, 39, had long let go of trying to conceive. When Cruz was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in March, however, the couple was shocked into silence. Doctors immediately suggested surgery […]
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Ottawa Hospital appoints new director of cancer research 20.4.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
Dr. Rebecca Auer has spent the past decade treating cancer patients and researching how to improve treatments and extend lives in Ottawa and around the world. Now she will spread that inspiration to the 300 researchers she will oversee at The Ottawa Hospital as its new director of cancer research. The hospital announced Thursday that […]
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Ottawa Hospital appoints new director of cancer care 20.4.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
Dr. Rebecca Auer has spent the past decade treating cancer patients and researching how to improve treatments and extend lives in Ottawa and around the world. Now she will spread that inspiration to the 300 researchers she will oversee at The Ottawa Hospital as its new director of cancer research. The hospital announced Thursday that […]
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Grieving parents face isolation, anxiety after unexplained deaths of children 19.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Samuel Ross DOUCETT

A U.S. foundation started nearly 20 years ago to collect information about sudden, unexplained deaths among children is still looking for answers.

Pioneering autism researcher Asperger 'actively co-operated' with Nazis, study says 19.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
hans asperger

Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively co-operated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, according to a newly published academic paper.

B.C.'s free anti-overdose kits saved hundreds of lives, study says 19.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Take-home naloxone kit

The rapid expansion of a program that hands out an overdose-reversing drug significantly reduced the number of fentanyl-related deaths in 2016 in B.C., according to a new study.

All-party parliamentary committee calls for 'universal single-payer' pharmacare plan 19.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Bill Casey

A parliamentary committee has delivered its report on pharmacare, and it's recommending an expansion of the Canada Health Act to include prescription drugs dispensed outside of hospital settings.

'Smaller steps is a good way to go:' StatsCan finds benefit from shift away from sitting time 19.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Elderly walk in garden

Small steps could literally add up to better health for some, according to a new report from Statistics Canada on the sedentary behaviour of adults.

Designer baby decisions envisioned for parents of the future 18.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Pregnant belly

Biomedical ethics experts envision dozens of choices for which of your embryos should be placed in the womb to become your child in 20 to 40 years.

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City mice carry disease-causing bacteria with drug-resistant genes 18.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
New York City house mouse

Mice collected from apartment buildings in New York City carry a range of disease-causing bacteria, scientists find.

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Vaginal hygiene products like sprays, wipes, creams linked to infections: study 17.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Doctor and female patient

Women often spoke about how they used products to feel 'clean and fresh,' a phrase that manufacturers often use to promote their goods.

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Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy, study suggests 17.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It's the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common ...
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Fish oil capsules don't help dry eye symptoms, study finds 16.4.2018 CBC.ca: Health
Fish oil capsules

Many doctors recommend them, but fish oil supplements failed to help people with dry eye when put to a scientific test.

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Syrians donate blood to thank Canada hours after U.S. missiles fly in their homeland 15.4.2018 Ottawa Citizen: News
Just hours after a U.S.-led airstrike on the Syrian capital of Damascus, hundreds of Syrians across Canada donated blood to thank the country that has welcomed them since civil war broke out in their homeland seven years ago. In Ottawa, around 25 people registered to give blood on what organizers call Syrian Canadian Donation Day. One […]
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