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Doctors must get better at diagnosing patients with darker skin: dermatologists
About a month ago, a frustrated Emma Schmidt turned to Google for help. The 28-year-old Regina teacher was tired of the acne-related dark spots on her face. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Effects and risks of ayahuasca, the hallucinogen sought after by Canadians travelling to the Amazon
Here's a look at the psychedelic effects, and the risks, of a hallucinogen that has been sought after by some Canadians who have travelled to the Amazon to ingest the drug. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Effects and risks of the hallucinogenic ayahuasca
Here's a look at the psychedelic effects, and the risks, of a hallucinogenic that has been sought after by some Canadians who have travelled to the Amazon to ingest the drug. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

One-stop clinic for veterans coming to Ottawa
For 25 years Steve Nolan served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Now he's helping recently-retired veterans navigate the health-care system. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Doctors call on Ottawa to launch criminal investigation into opioid marketing in Canada
On Friday, a group of Canadian doctors and opioid researchers sent a letter to the Attorney General of Canada and to Health Canada demanding a criminal investigation into the marketing of opioids to Canadian doctors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada's 'fake news?' — It's not fake but it's not news either
Health Canada writing about itself is not fake because it's fact-based, but it's also not 'news,' journalism professor says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Out in the Open Source Type: news

Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors
All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Prescription for worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors
All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Don't use cannabis when you are pregnant or breastfeeding,' doctors warn
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada launches campaign to warn pregnant and breastfeeding women about the potential dangers of cannabis use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada investigating use of unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva
The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Are cures bad for the drug business?
A glimpse at the cold calculations required to make profitable drug investments in new genetic technologies such as gene therapy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why a 14-year-old will lead the charge at 420 on the Hill
Emma Boniface is scheduled to take the stage Friday at Ottawa's annual 420 rally on Parliament Hill to speak about the power of pot for her family. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola, WHO says
The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ottawa will listen, but won't act on party push to decriminalize all drugs: Wilson-Raybould
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she's open to discussion on decriminalizing small quantities of drugs — but her government has no immediate plans to follow through. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Justice minister tells Liberals she's open to talking about further decriminalizing drugs
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she's open to looking at decriminalizing small quantities of drugs and revamping Canada's prostitution laws — both policies that are popular with youth delegates at the Liberal Party convention underway in Halifax. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Health Canada should stop approving homeopathic remedies — period: Robyn Urback
Whenever a controversy about homeopathy pops up, Health Canada is stuck: either it affirms the alleged effectiveness of these products despite the total lack of scientific evidence, or it concedes that it has been green-lighting silly water as a health product in its role as a government regulator. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

19 years on, these Columbine survivors are parents — and they're reaching out to the Parkland teens
A national school walkout begins Friday in the United States, on the 19th anniversary of Columbine and in the wake of February's shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Complaint filed against naturopath who gave boy remedy made from rabid-dog saliva
The B.C. Naturopathic Association has filed a complaint against a Victoria practitioner who said she treated a four-year-old’s aggression problems with a homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Don't hold your breath: Secret behind super deep-diving ability revealed
Overall, the Bajau divers had spleens about 50 per cent larger than nearby seaside villagers who do not dive, researchers find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Grieving parents face isolation, anxiety after unexplained deaths of children
A U.S. foundation started nearly 20 years ago to collect information about sudden, unexplained deaths among children is still looking for answers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

B.C. leads the country in C-section deliveries, data reveals
More than one in three deliveries in B.C. hospitals were by C-section last year, the highest rate of surgical birth in Canada, new national data reveals. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Pioneering autism researcher Asperger 'actively co-operated' with Nazis, study says
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

B.C. town sees success after hiring its own doctor recruiter
Among the advertisements for provinces and regions at a rural doctors' meeting in St. John's, the small town of Creston, B.C., made sure it was known that it, too, is in the market for more physicians. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Lots of support for Humboldt Broncos first responders, but risk of PTSD can be long-term, experts say
Paramedics, firefighters and police officers who responded to the horrific crash in rural Saskatchewan are in the midst of debriefings to help them talk about what happened, but agencies emphasize that post-traumatic stress symptoms can take weeks, months, or years to appear. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia
An innovative dementia therapy tool is making its way to Canada. The BikeAround is a device that combines a stationary bike, Google Street View and a dome-shaped projector to give users a virtual ride down memory lane. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

All-party parliamentary committee calls for 'universal single-payer' pharmacare plan
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

'Smaller steps is a good way to go:' StatsCan finds benefit from shift away from sitting time
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

B.C.'s free anti-overdose kits saved hundreds of lives, study says
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Canada's oldest blood donor, 'Granny Bea,' still giving at 95
Beatrice Janyk started giving blood after her late husband nearly died from the blood he received after a sawmill accident. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Designer baby decisions envisioned for parents of the future
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada says it takes safety 'very seriously' in face of concerns about homeopathic remedy
The long list of so-called homeopathic nosodes approved by Health Canada include remedies made from the bacteria that causes chlamydia, the cerebral fluid of meningitis patients and cancer cells — to name just a few. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

1,200 patients 'high and dry' after 2 Chilliwack doctors lose medical licences
A pair of Chilliwack doctors have been stopped from practising medicine after six years because they failed Canadian qualifying exams, leaving their patients wondering about their diagnoses and scrambling to find new doctors in a community already facing a shortage. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

MP committee's report on pharmacare landing today
The House of Commons all-party health committee will officially table its report on the prospects for a national pharmacare program today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

1,200 patients 'high and dry' after two Chilliwack doctors lose medical licences
A pair of Chilliwack doctors have been stopped from practicing medicine after six years because they failed Canadian qualifying exams, leaving their patients wondering about their diagnoses and scrambling to find new doctors in a community already facing a shortage. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

This bra helps reduce suffering for breast cancer patients undergoing radiation
The medical garment developed at the McGill University Health Centre addresses a little-discussed problem that arises when women with larger breasts go in for radiation treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

French surgeon performs second face transplant on same patient
In a medical first, a French surgeon says his patient, Jerome Hamon, is recovering well after receiving a second transplant. Tissue on the first transplant died after he was given drugs to treat an illness that interfered with his anti-rejection regime. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Man with 3 faces had multiple face transplants
In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has successfully performed a second face transplant on the same patient. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Why mice aren't welcome in a microbiologist's home
Mice collected from apartment buildings in New York City carry a range of disease-causing bacteria, scientists find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

City mice carry disease-causing bacteria with drug-resistant genes
Mice collected from apartment buildings in New York City carry a range of disease-causing bacteria, scientists find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ontario to fund more residency positions for graduating doctors
The Ontario government says it will create more residency positions to help meet demand for doctors across the province. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

B.C. health official voices 'grave concerns' after child given homeopathic remedy using rabid-dog saliva
A B.C. naturopath’s claim that she treated a small child’s behaviour problems with a homeopathic remedy derived from rabid dog saliva has prompted a letter to the federal government from the province’s senior public health official. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Top health official contacting Health Canada over use of remedy made from rabid dog saliva on 4-year-old
A B.C. naturopath’s claim that she treated a small child’s behaviour problems with a homeopathic remedy derived from rabid dog saliva has prompted a letter to the federal government from the province’s senior public health official. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Canada sending home families of diplomats in Cuba after cases of 'new type' of brain injury
Canada is designating its embassy in Cuba as an “unaccompanied post” — meaning diplomats' families will not be allowed to live with them in Cuba — following new information about mysterious injuries suffered by Canadian and U.S. diplomats and their families. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Vaginal hygiene products like sprays, wipes, creams linked to infections: study
Women often spoke about how they used products to feel 'clean and fresh,' a phrase that manufacturers often use to promote their goods. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy, study suggests
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 cancers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy
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 cancers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Liberals loosen rules that exclude immigrants on medical grounds
The Liberal government is loosening the medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants, but is not yet eliminating the policy that many have called discriminatory. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said the current policy, in place for more than 40 years, is "way out of date," and not in line with Canadian values or government policies of inclusion. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Fish oil capsules don't help dry eye symptoms, study finds
Many doctors recommend them, but fish oil supplements failed to help people with dry eye when put to a scientific test. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Stay on the line': 911 dispatcher helps teacher save student's life
Elementary school teacher Wendy Swain had taken her students out for a recess break when one suddenly fell to the ground. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news