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China's birthrate down from initial '2-child' boom, but higher than most recent years
The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children, a finding that some parents say reflects the stresses of urban life. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Gardening may help cancer survivors eat and feel better, study suggests
For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Some EpiPens, used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, in short supply
The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011
A year-long CBC Marketplace investigation reveals there were 2,198 reported incidents of staff-on-resident abuse in 2016. This means an average of six seniors were abused by their caregiver at a long-term care home every day. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

After #MeToo, phone app allows you to legally consent to sex
A Dutch startup is launching an app that will allow people to give legal consent to sex via their mobile in an initiative spurred by Sweden's plans to bolster its rape law. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

A look at the cognitive test that Trump aced — and why it's 'not considered definitive'
For all their apparent simplicity, 10-minute quizzes like the Montreal Cognitive Assessment offer doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions, one piece of information to help determine if trouble's brewing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic
A century after one of history's most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like the 1918 influenza that killed tens of millions as it swept the globe. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Predicting diseases could improve with new 'reliable' count of cell proteins
Scientists have produced what they say is the first reliable count of protein molecules in a simple cell. They hope the finding will lead to new ways to predict diseases such as cancer in more complex human cells. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health officials urge Vancouver to distribute safe opioids
Health officials urged Vancouver city council to push the boundaries and provide a safe supply of opioids to addicts to help curb the opioid crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

U.K. names minister to tackle 'silent epidemic' of loneliness
British Prime Minister Theresa May has given one of her cabinet ministers the task of coming up with a national strategy to combat loneliness in the U.K. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn't work, confidential industry documents reviewed by doctor show
Confidential company documents show Diclectin is no better than a placebo. Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud, who fought seven years to see the documents, has stopped prescribing the popular morning sickness pill, but Health Canada has no plans to order the drug off the market. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Confidential industry documents show morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn't work, Toronto doctor says
Confidential company documents show Diclectin is no better than a placebo. Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud, who fought seven years to see the documents, has stopped prescribing the popular morning sickness pill, but Health Canada has no plans to order the drug off the market. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

U.S. healthcare uninsured rises most in near decade, Gallup survey suggests
The number of Americans without health-care insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, according to a new Gallup poll. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Do not eat': Teens warned against taking 'Tide pod challenge'
The latest social media fad called the "Tide pod challenge" has parents and health professionals worried and has led to an NFL star making a public service announcement against the dangerous trend. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental state
Donald Trump has aced a test on his mental health — likely putting to rest days of Washington political gossip. And one Arab-Canadian couldn't be prouder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Why your birth year may increase your risk of dying during a flu pandemic
New research suggests that the year you were born may increase your risk of death in an influenza pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Breastfeeding appears to cut risk of Type 2 diabetes in women
A 30-year national study in the U.S. says women who breastfeeding for six months or longer seem to have a lower risk of developing diabetes. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Stifling a sneeze can rupture your pharynx, doctors warn
Holding back a sneeze by pinching your nose while keeping your mouth closed may cause physical injury, doctors writing in the journal BML Case Reports have reaffirmed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Family calls for provincial seniors advocate after father lives in long-term care
The family of a man who lived in long-term care in Thunder Bay, Ont., for six years, says there needs to be a provincial advocate for seniors. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

P.E.I., N.B. close diabetes camps for kids
Diabetes Canada is closing a popular camp on P.E.I. for Island children with Type 1 diabetes, along with their summer camp in neighbouring New Brunswick. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Trying to lose weight? Then ditch the scale, says P.E.I. dietitian
A P.E.I. dietitian is encouraging people to stick with their New Year's resolution of losing weight by doing away with the scale. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Western researchers discover link between brain disorders
Western University researchers are finding a link between athletes with severe concussions and patients living with ALS — a degenerative neurological disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Health Canada says processed-food makers aren't cutting enough salt
Health Canada says its strategy to get some of the salt out of processed foods has produced a reduction in sodium "much lower than anticipated." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Voluntary sodium targets not being met by processed food industry
Health Canada says its strategy to get some of the salt out of processed foods has produced a reduction in sodium "much lower than anticipated." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Black Death spread by human fleas and lice, research shows
The Black Death, which killed thousands throughout Europe in a pandemic stretching from the 14th to 19th century, was likely spread by parasites such as fleas and lice carried on the human body. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

6 cases of mumps confirmed in eastern Newfoundland since December
Eastern Health says doctors have reported 19 cases of swelling in the salivary glands, and more test results are expected within days. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

Initial round of investors on board for developing universal flu vaccine
A U.K. company developing what it hopes will be a universal flu vaccine has raised $27 million US from investors including GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Google venture arm backs universal flu vaccine clinical trial
A U.K. company developing what it hopes will be a universal flu vaccine has raised $27 million US from investors including GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How bullying in school affects a child's mental health
Teens who were severely bullied as young children face a range of mental health issues. Dr. Brian Goldman (@NightshiftMD) has an important new study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art/Blog Source Type: news

Blue Monday opens dialogue about mental health, expert says
The third Monday of every January has long been crowned 'Blue Monday' - the saddest day of the year and while the science behind the unflattering title has been scoffed at by experts, some say the day has unintended value. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Surviving cancer can be just as hard as having it
Geoff Eaton has had cancer twice. He wants more people to realize that the fight against cancer continues long after you’ve survived the disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Out in the Open Source Type: news

Fruit flies can taste calcium: Does that mean humans can?
Scientists can't agree on whether there are more fundamental or basic tastes, like sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savoury. But after discovering fruit flies can taste calcium, some wonder if humans can too. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Increased urgency' in dementia research as Canada's population continues to age
Nalini Sen, director of research for the Alzheimer's Society of Canada said huge investments are being made into research and teams are beginning to examine dementia through a "multi-dimensional" approach. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Flu activity in Canada 'high' and continuing to rise, latest public health numbers say
The number of people stricken by flu continues to rise across the country, with 15,572 laboratory-confirmed cases for the season as of Jan. 6, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

5 more dogs test positive for canine influenza in Canada
Five dogs in Canada that came into contact with two others with H3N2 canine influenza have also tested positive. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Trudeau says pot purchasers are funding gangs, organized crime and must be charged
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians who buy pot are funding gangs and organized crime and will continue to be charged until marijuana is legal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Liberals to consider pot pardons when cannabis becomes legal
The Liberal government is considering ways to deal with Canadian criminal records for possessing pot that were on the books before marijuana becomes legal this summer. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says officials are examining “all the legal implications." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Liberals consider pot pardons when cannabis becomes legal
The Liberal government is considering ways to deal with Canadian criminal records for possessing pot that were on the books before marijuana becomes legal this summer. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says officials are examining “all the legal implications." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

British surgeon fined, avoids jail after burning initials onto livers of patients
A British surgeon who burned his initials onto patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined the equivalent of $17,100 Cdn and ordered to perform community service. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Debt, pain and more surgery: The true cost of gastric band procedure hyped as weight-loss fix
The commercial made it seem so easy — "You're in, you're out and you're shopping … what could be better?" But Barbara Litt's gastric band surgery couldn't have gone worse. It left her in debt and in pain. And she's not alone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canada's opioid crisis crosses 'entire spectrum of society,' poll says
One in eight Canadian adults says they have family members or close friends who have become dependent on opioids in the last five years, an Angus Reid poll says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Anonymous donor gives Centre for Addiction and Mental Health $100M
Canada's largest mental health hospital has been given $100 million by an anonymous donor, with the goal of developing cures for psychiatric conditions that affect almost seven million Canadians. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

What to do if your dog catches the flu
The Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown is telling pet owners to keep an eye out for signs of canine influenza or dog flu. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Sale of controversial 'miracle' tonic results in dozens of charges
A B.C. man and an Alberta woman face dozens of Food and Drug Act charges related to the promotion of a so-called miracle tonic touted as capable of curing everything from AIDS to autism. The charges come after Health Canada spent years trying to crack down on the sale of sodium chlorite. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Alcohol may be 'very damaging' to people with 'Asian glow'
Why does drinking alcohol boost your risk of cancer? By damaging the DNA in your stem cells, a new study suggests. And if your face flushes red after you sip half a bottle of beer, like many Asians, you could be getting way more DNA damage than other people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care
With the opioid crisis leading to a rising number of babies suffering withdrawal symptoms from exposure to the drugs while in the womb, the Canadian Paediatric Society is issuing recommendations to doctors and hospitals on how to better care for these vulnerable newborns and their mothers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Alberta may fund effective HIV prevention pill
After years of urging the province for changes, sexual health advocates are hopeful Alberta will finally fund an expensive drug that can prevent the spread of HIV. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

The drug PrEP is nearly 100% effective at stopping HIV but can cost $1,000/month. Now Alberta may fund it
After years of urging the province for changes, sexual health advocates are hopeful Alberta will finally fund an expensive drug that can prevent the spread of HIV. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Alberta considers funding HIV prevention drug, in what could be 'tipping point' in epidemic
After years of urging the province for changes, sexual health advocates are hopeful Alberta will finally fund an expensive drug that can prevent the spread of HIV. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce apparently over, Ottawa says
An outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce "appears to be over," according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news