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FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments with other meds
Combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity dangerous, FDA warns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Yellowknife woman to husband with Alzheimer's: 'I'll remember for you'
A Yellowknife couple’s love story has endured through cross-country biking and Alzheimer’s — and is now immortalized in a unique love song. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Pilot project to halt six-months sober requirement for liver transplants
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Beep, beep! Kids drive luxury mini cars to operating room
A San Diego children's hospital unveils remote-controlled luxury mini cars that allow its young patients to "drive" themselves to the operating room. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canadians are confused about science vs. opinion, poll suggests
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.” (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says many Canadians lack sleep
More than half of adults in Canada say their shuteye is fitful at times, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says a bulk of Canadians lack sleep
About a third of adults sleep fewer hours per night than recommended, and many report their shuteye is fitful at times, according to Statistics Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Gates Foundation warns global health under threat as foreign aid wanes
The Gates Foundation calls on donor nations to step up on foreign aid or progress made on global health issues could come undone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

Investigation needed into sudden closure of private health clinic in Calgary, says legal expert
The sudden closure of a private health clinic in the city should be closely examined by the province, says an expert in health law at the University of Calgary. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Investigation needed into closure of private health clinic, says legal expert
The sudden closure of a private health clinic in the city should be closely examined by the province, says an expert in health law at the University of Calgary. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Families struggling with brain injuries demand long-promised help
A husband and wife struggling with his brain injury are pleading for help, but a strategy designed three years ago to do that hasn't advanced beyond a report, and it has yet to be even read by Health Minister Randy Delorey. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

If you're blind, this technology will help you find the checkout line
If you were blind and walked into a coffee shop, how would you find the counter to place an order? New technology being installed in Toronto is making that easy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Apple iBeacons are helping blind shoppers find their way
If you were blind and walked into a coffee shop, how would you find the counter to place an order? New technology being installed in Toronto is making that easy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

28 days on the land: Is this the future of addictions treatment in Nunavut?
After nearly two decades without a residential addictions treatment facility in Nunavut, the community of Cambridge Bay has found its own culturally-tailored solution: a mobile treatment centre on the land. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Apple iPhone and stores' iBeacons are helping blind shoppers find their way
If you were blind and walked into a coffee shop, how would you find the counter to place an order? New technology being installed in Toronto is making that easy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Young Canadians who vape are twice as likely to want to try cigarettes, researchers say
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Young Canadians who vape are twice as likely to move on to cigarettes, researchers say
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

B.C. woman who challenged right-to-die laws gets medically assisted death
One of two British Columbia women challenging the federal government's restrictive law on medically assisted dying has been able to end her suffering with the help of a doctor. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C. woman challenging right-to-die laws finally gets medically assisted death
One of two British Columbia women challenging the federal government's restrictive law on medically assisted dying has finally been able to end her suffering with the help of a doctor. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions, researchers find
Researchers estimate there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Some doctors urging Bill Morneau to go ahead with tax changes
Doctors across Canada who support Finance Minister Bill Morneau's proposed tax reforms say they want their voices to be heard above the din of criticism from colleagues and medical societies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Read this if your teen wants a tattoo
Your teenager bugging you to get a tattoo? New medical guidelines help parents navigate the risk (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art/Blog Source Type: news

Infant cereal recalled due to possible gluten content
A national recall is underway for Love Child Organics brand Baby's First Buckwheat + Chia Organic Infant Cereal because the gluten-free billed product may contain gluten. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Opioid stats coming into focus, but impact on Indigenous communities largely unknown
The extent of the opioid crisis sweeping Canada has been hard for researchers to quantify. It's been especially hard to get any data on Indigenous communities, which experts say are among the hardest-hit. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Health Canada trans fat ban takes effect next year
Eliminating the main source of industrially produced trans fat from the food supply will help to protect the health, minister says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

People who most need prescribed heart disease prevention drugs least likely to get them
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

People who most need prescribed heart prevention drugs least likely to get them
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Delaying legal edible cannabis products won't keep them off street, MPs told
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 them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Terry Fox then and now: How new technology would have changed his run
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

'I want somebody to pay attention': Do-not-resuscitate requests rarely tracked in Canada
An unknown number of Canadians have completed a do-not-resuscitate form, asking that they not be revived if they are critical injured or ill. But across Canada, there is no assurance their wishes will be followed or even properly recorded. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Check your vaccination records: Mumps cases surging in Vancouver
After a big surge in mumps cases this year, Vancouver Coastal Health is urging young adults to check their vaccination records and make sure they’re protected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Puzzling study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Tattoo pigments transported to lymph nodes, corpses show
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Opioid poisonings land 16 Canadians in hospital each day on average, 53% jump over 10 years
The average number of Canadians who have been hospitalized because of opioid poisoning is growing, according to new numbers published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, but even with new numbers, tracking the breath of the crisis in Canada continues to run up against problems. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

16 Canadians hospitalized daily for opioid poisoning: report
The average number of Canadians who have been hospitalized because of opioid poisoning is growing, according to new numbers published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, but even with new numbers, tracking the breath of the crisis in Canada continues to run up against problems. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Cannabis black market will thrive without an inclusive legal industry, MPs hear
MPs studying the government's legal cannabis legislation were urged Thursday to consider "amnesty provisions" for individuals with prior cannabis offences to allow them access to the legal market. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Cannabis black market will 'thrive' without an inclusive legal industry, MPs hear
MPs studying the government's legal cannabis legislation were urged Thursday to consider "amnesty provisions" for individuals with prior cannabis offences to allow them access to the legal market. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Health committee hearing from health officials, Indigenous leaders on cannabis legislation
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Health committee to hear from health officials, Indigenous leaders on legal pot legislation
MPs on the House of Commons health committee are slated to hear from health care officials and Indigenous leaders as the committee conducts day 4 of hearings on the government's legal cannabis legislation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

CFL eliminates contact practices, lengthens schedule in name of safety
The CFL is eliminating full-contact padded practices during the season and extending its schedule to 21 weeks to help reduce the risk of injury. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports/Football/CFL Source Type: news

Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer
Middle-aged women can choose which test to undergo for cervical cancer screening, according to a draft recommendation from an influential group backed by the U.S. government. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

MPs urged to push forward with legal cannabis despite calls to slow down
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

MPs hear from public health, addiction experts as Goodale sticks to pot legalization deadline
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Google's plan to eliminate Zika-carrying mosquitoes: more mosquitoes?
In Fresno, Calif., a truck sprays millions of bacteria-infected mosquitoes to halt advance of Aedes aegytpi. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Child heart patients treated for rare surgical infection
A rare surgical-site infection caused by bacteria affected at least a dozen children who underwent cardiac surgery at Children's Hospital in New Orleans this summer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Impossible': Senior police officials tell MPs they won't be ready for legal cannabis
Senior Canadian police officials tell MPs studying the government's marijuana legalization legislation that police won't be ready to enforce new laws by next summer and they ask the government for more time. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Ontario coroner investigates after woman, 71, died on apartment floor while waiting for paramedics
The Ontario coroner’s office is investigating after a Hamilton senior died alone on her apartment floor while waiting nearly half an hour for paramedics. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Proposed tax changes could drive doctors out of country, physician warns
A Sydney anesthesiologist says proposed federal tax changes would be "catastrophic" for many small business owners, including doctors. He's urging the Nova Scotia government to speak up. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Child and teen ATV injury rates reduced by off-road vehicle restrictions, U.S. doctors say
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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news