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SECOND OPINION | It's war! Debunkers take on actress Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP and celebrity pseudoscience
War on GOOP breaks out into the open and a second look at sweetener scare. Read our weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The lost art of play: No resilience without risk, says researcher
Parents might want to shield their children from unpleasant experiences but experts say that playing it too safe is actually harmful. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Yemen cholera outbreak to spread with monsoon rains, 600,000 cases expected
As Yemen's rainy season begins, the World Health Organization and Oxfam are worried that the country's citizens will be affected by the worst outbreak of cholera in recorded history. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'This case touched us very deeply:' CDC reports contaminated breast pump tied to preterm infant's infection
There are concrete steps women can take to keep breast milk safe, officials say after a preterm infant developed severe meningitis when her mother's breast pump became contaminated. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'These are our children': Sexual abuse and suicide rate among Indigenous youth
Sexual abuse is being understood as the continuation of a shared legacy that dates back to residential schools (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

'It's an epidemic': Sexual abuse and suicide rate among Indigenous youth
Sexual abuse is being understood as the continuation of a shared legacy that dates back to residential schools. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg gets $5M to expand Ebola containment lab
The federal government is putting millions more into Canada's National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg to help detect high-risk infectious diseases such as Ebola and other types of Avian influenza faster. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking medications
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a new report. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'I was actually offended': Man on Indigenous cancer therapies initially told oncologist wouldn't monitor him
A terminal cancer patient in Saskatchewan believes his choice to be treated using traditional Indigenous medicines rather than chemotherapy was initially disrespected by a specialist in the province, which has since taken action. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

1 in 3 dementia cases are potentially preventable, report says
Dementia may be viewed as unavoidable, but one in three cases could be prevented through lifestyle and social changes, a new review suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

1 in 3 dementia cases are potentially preventable: report
Dementia may be viewed as unavoidable, but one in three cases could be prevented through lifestyle and social changes, a new review suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Manufacturer urges standards for wire bristle barbecue brushes
A Canadian manufacturer says safety standards need to be imposed on wire bristle barbecue brushes sold in this country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Hamilton doc sits in sweltering car to show parents the risks to their kids
Crocco's skin is getting clammy. The sweat trickles down his back. For 15 grueling minutes, he sits in the stifling 40 C heat. But he's in there to make a point – when parents leave kids in hot cars, they're gambling with their lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Small pool of doctors treat majority of Ontarians with opioid addiction: study
A small proportion of Ontario doctors who treat people battling opioid addictions prescribe the majority of the medications used to treat the disorder, a study has found, raising concerns about the quality of patient care and access to therapy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Parasite worms its way into Alberta, infecting humans through dogs, coyotes
University of Alberta scientists are alerting the public to a potentially lethal tapeworm, which infects humans through the feces of coyotes and dogs. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

'Inadequate and insulting': Sask. family unhappy doctor not disciplined after boy burned during cast removal
A Saskatoon area couple whose son received second-degree burns while having a fibreglass cast removed is disappointed that the College of Physicians and Surgeons is not recommending mandatory training for doctors who perform the procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news

'Remarkable' boy with double hand transplant surpasses his goals
The first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant is able to write, feed and dress himself on his own, just 18 months after surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Remarkable' boy with double hand transplant surpasses his goals — and doctor's
The first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant is able to write, feed and dress himself on his own, just 18 months after surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

9/11 survivors face higher risk of heart and lung problems
Intense exposure on the first day of the September 11, 2001 disaster could increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart and lung disease, a new study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

British doctors find mass of contact lenses under patient's eyelid
Doctors at a hospital in England were surprised to find a mass of contact lenses under a 67-year-old patient's eyelid, during what should have been routine cataract surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

British surgeons find mass of contact lenses in patient's eye
Doctors at a hospital in England were surprised to find a mass of contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient's eye, during what should have been routine cataract surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Anorexia film To the Bone triggers tears, painful memories at special screening
Alison Rogers has been struggling to keep her eating disorder under control for years, but she says she's particularly vulnerable these days. Still, she attended a special screening of the Netflix film To the Bone organized by a Toronto centre that helps people with eating disorders. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Entertainment Source Type: news

This woman wanted to show what mental illness is really like, so she created a videogame
Zablocki, a 28-year-old transgender woman, has been in and out of hospital psychiatric wards eight or nine times in the last three years, and found it difficult to convey her experiences to her family and friends. She started writing the online "choose-your-own-adventure" novel just a few days after her last stay. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Hundreds of people to be notified after patient records breached
The Nova Scotia Health Authority says it is contacting 337 people after six employees accessed patients’ personal health information. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Vancouver drug users' group was once called militant. Now it's leading the prevention charge
Ann Livingston, a founding member of VANDU, says the group's first meeting was at a park 20 years ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

U.S. doctor meets specialists treating Charlie Gard in U.K.
A U.S. doctor specializing in treating rare genetic conditions is meeting with other specialists treating Charlie Gard, assessing the critically ill 11-month-old for the first time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Medicinal and recreational cannabis should be separate, say researchers
Two Halifax researchers are urging the federal government to keep medicinal and recreational marijuana streams separate once the plant is legalized in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada assessing wire-bristle BBQ brush risks after 9 injury reports
After years of safety warnings and reports of injuries from wire-bristle brushes used to clean barbecue grills, Health Canada has begun a risk assessment that could potentially stop the sale of the brushes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Why caution may be warranted when consuming artificial sweeteners
Consumers may want to think twice about relying on artificial sweeteners, says a Manitoba researcher who found no evidence the sweeteners help with weight loss and some potential health harm beyond the waistline. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Mom accused of possible 'oral neglect' by dentist checking her daughter gets reported to children's aid
Melissa Lopez is questioning why a dentist would be allowed to report a parent without knowing all the facts, and why she now has a permanent file with the Children's Aid Society — even though she provided them with evidence of her daughter's dental work and was told they had quickly closed the case. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

'It's heartbreaking': More parents allege Banana Boat sunscreen burned their kids
Since May, Health Canada has received 187 complaints about Banana Boat sunscreen, many involving claims it led to burned or blistered skin. The agency has tested the product and is waiting for results. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

New buzz about immunotherapy
Why is everyone so excited about CAR-T cancer therapy? And how long does it take to list a hazardous chemical in Canada? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Miracle baby defies odds after premature birth at less than 2 pounds
When Brody Unrau was born, doctors told the tiny baby's parents he was incompatible with life. Now the Winkler, Man., child is defying the odds and has been labelled a miracle. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Miracle baby defies odds after premature birth, weighing less than 2 pounds
When Brody Unrau was born doctors told the tiny baby's parents he was incompatible with life. Now the Winkler, Man., baby is defying the odds and has been labelled a miracle. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

More communication key to balancing weight gain risk against benefits of mental health meds
Antidepressants and other drugs used to treat mental illness can cause weight gain that can lead to cardiovascular and other health problems, but some experts say not all patients on these drugs have been warned of the risks by their doctors and are left to make difficult choices on their own. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Tainted heart surgery devices linked to factory
Open-heart surgery patients in Canada and around the world were infected with bacteria from medical devices. Now scientists have traced the likely source of contamination to a factory where the devices were made. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Leukemia treatment could be 1st U.S. gene therapy
A treatment for a common childhood blood cancer could become the first gene therapy available in the U.S. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

U.S doctor says treatment 'worth trying' for sick baby Charlie Gard
An American doctor testifying in the case of a British couple seeking the right to take their critically ill infant to the United States for treatment says it is worth trying an experimental therapy that has only recently emerged. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard return to U.K. court after outburst
The parents of a baby with a rare, fatal disease stormed out of a U.K. court during a hearing to decide whether they can take the critically ill child to the United States for experimental treatment, but the hearing resumed when they returned roughly two hours later. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Retreat for HIV-positive women in Regina offers healing, Indigenous tradition
All Nations Hope recently offered a nine-week retreat for 12 HIV positive women in Regina. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Going furniture free isn't as 'far out' as it sounds, says Yellowknife yoga instructor
Jennifer Skelton is a Yellowknife yoga instructor who promotes getting low for better health and longevity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

President's Choice pub recipe chicken nuggets recalled for possible salmonella contamination
Some President’s Choice brand chicken nuggets are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Wednesday night. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Health Canada seeks feedback on modernizing fertility act
Health Canada is inviting people to comment on its proposed changes to reimbursing egg donors and surrogates and other updates of its assisted reproduction regulation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Baby Charlie remains on life support as parents fight doctors for experimental treatment
A British baby suffering from a fatal disease is caught up in international debate about his parents' right to control his medical care, with the U.K.'s High Court hearing evidence Thursday on experimental treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child's brain
More than 1 in 4 U.S. kids experience a serious traumatic event by the age of 16, including abuse, neglect and household or neighbourhood violence. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Some kids may be sensitive or allergic to certain sunscreen ingredients, doctors say
It's summer, the kids are out of school, and that means getting them outside. But such activities also mean exposure to the sun and the damage its penetrating rays can do to children's tender and vulnerable skin. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Doctor in your pocket' apps provide telemedicine for a fee
Virtual medical services that connect family physicians and patients with minor illnesses and injuries are popping up online in Canada, leading to questions about the quality of care and universality. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Britain launches public inquiry into historic blood supply scandal
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday ordered a public inquiry into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands in the 1970s and '80s, killing 2,400 people, according to officials. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Disgraced dentist-turned-foot doctor loses licence after use of fake medical implants
Pierre Dupont has admitted to using medical implants he designed himself instead of Health Canada-approved ones, and has agreed to leave the medical field in Ontario. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news