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Zika testing encouraged for pregnant women who visited affected countries

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Canada's Chief Public Health Officer has released guidelines suggesting all pregnant women who have travelled to countries affected by the Zika virus be tested due to the possible link to birth defects.
CDC Foundation Activates Domestic and Global Emergency Response Funds to Extend CDC's Response to Zika Virus
Zika Virus Outbreak Updates: China Reports First Case
South African Broadcasting Corporation
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Ottawa proposes to ban plastic microbeads in facial cleansers, toothpaste

CTV News - ‎20 hours ago‎
OTTAWA -- The federal government is drafting regulations to ban plastic microbeads from facial cleansers, toothpaste and other products and is asking for public input.
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Mom's Exposure to Car Smog May Up Child's Asthma Risk

MedPage Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
savesaved. register today. Earn Free CME Credits by reading the latest medical news in your specialty. sign up. by Salynn Boyles Contributing Writer.
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Manitoba group pushing for presumed consent in organ donations - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Allexis Siebrecht, 11, smiles about five minutes before being wheeled into an operating room for potentially lifesaving liver surgery.
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Gingras nets 3, Blades roll over Tigers 7-1 - ‎5 hours ago‎
Luke Gingras nets three as the Saskatoon Blades rolled over the Medicine Hat Tigers 7-1 in WHL action. File / Global News. What is this?
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Ottawa Hospital to review controversial site for new Civic campus - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Ottawa Hospital will review whether the 24-hectare Experimental Farm lands are the best site for its new facility, CBC News has learned.

Sainte-Justine, Montreal Children's hospitals swamped by flu cases - ‎1 hour ago‎
Montreal's two children's hospitals are struggling to manage record-breaking numbers in their ERs, triggered by a flood of patients with flu-like symptoms.

CKNW Health Series: How super are super foods? - ‎3 hours ago‎
The term 'superfood' not often used by dietitians and nutrition scientists, as many dispute the argument that particular foods have the health benefits often claimed by advocates.

PEI adds 3 new medications to provincial drug program - ‎2 hours ago‎
Three new medications recently added to P.E.I.'s drug program will help patients with high cholesterol, urinary tract infections and birth control.
Province expands drug coverage
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Fitbit and Fashion House PUBLIC SCHOOL Partner to Create Designer Accessories for Fitbit Alta

National Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leader in the connected health and fitness market, today announced a partnership with renowned New York design house PUBLIC SCHOOL to develop a collection of premium, urban chic ...
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My Dad Killed Himself When I Was 13. He Hid His Depression. I Won't Hide Mine.

NDTV - ‎15 hours ago‎
When you walk into the laundry room and find your father hanging, you know that life is never going to be the same. That is a sight you can't unsee and a pain you can't unfeel.
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My mastectomy made me more beautiful

The Australian Women's Weekly - ‎14 hours ago‎
"You can have a preventative mastectomy and end up looking maybe better than you did before.” byCaroline Overington. in 7 hours.
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Boosting exercise to burn more calories works to a point, study says

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Increasing physical activity to burn more calories works up to a point, but then the body adjusts to keep energy use stable, according to a new study.
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Rivaroxaban: It's Not Time to Cut the Rope, Yet

Medscape - ‎22 hours ago‎
Recent controversy surrounding the pivotal ROCKET AF trial deserves your attention. Use of a faulty device for INR testing in the warfarin arm has raised concerns over the validity of the study, which found rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer/Johnson & Johnson ...
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In child's death, questions of a stem cell transplant law

The Indian Express - ‎22 hours ago‎
The parents of a 7-year-old thalassaemic child who died waiting for a stem cell transplant have dragged the hospital and stem cell registry to court after the donor backed out at the last minute.
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More than 2100 students told to update records with public health, or face suspension

Sarnia Observer - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
More than 2,100 elementary school kids in Sarnia-Lambton could be facing suspension if their immunization records aren't brought up to date with Lambton Public Health by May.
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Are small batch cosmetics safer than the mainstream competition?

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Producers of handmade personal care products often claim their goods are safer, and more natural, than the big brands. But do they deliver?

Illumina (ILMN) Enters co-Marketing Agreement for 10x Genomics Linked-Read Sequencing Products - ‎6 hours ago‎
Illumina, Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN) announced it is building partnerships to enable long read applications. In support of the partnership ecosystem, Illumina announced the signing of a co-marketing agreement to promote 10x Genomics Linked-Read sequencing ...

A Powerful Instagram Account Is Combatting Mental Health Stigma With Personal Stories

Yahoo News - ‎20 hours ago‎
When it comes to dealing with mental health issues, lots of people just need to be reminded that they are not alone in their struggles.
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Woman takes to social media to rid web of image mocking son's disorder - ‎22 hours ago‎
A photo from a camping trip on July 2014 shows a Jameson Meyer smiling. An altered version of this photo with a punch line comparing Jameson's face to dog circulated on social media for a year.