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Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson's disease
Rev. Jesse Jackson disclose publicly that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Nearly 1 million Yemenis without access to clean water, aid group claims
Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Newly available drug secobarbital could boost number of self-administered assisted deaths
Only a tiny percentage of Canadians who've received medical assistance to end their lives has chosen to self-administer a lethal drug cocktail. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Toronto police criticized for not disclosing drug squad officer's fentanyl overdose sooner
Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Drug squad officer dies of fentanyl overdose, leaving Toronto police with 'more questions than answers'
Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Drug squad officer dies of fentanyl overdose, leaving police with 'more questions than answers'
Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Overdose calls jump 28% but Toronto police still aren't carrying naloxone kits
Toronto Police have received a 28 per cent increase in overdose calls so far this year, but officers still don't carry naloxone - a drug that can potentially save the lives of opioid users. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Gruesome testimony, paltry pay: MPs to study jurors' mental health, financial needs
Next week MPs will begin a groundbreaking study of the impact of jury duty on mental health to determine what specialized services, funding and new policies are needed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Science must be the guiding factor when diagnosing brain death
Make no mistake: what's happening in the cases of Taquisha McKitty and Shalom Ouanounou is that two hospitals are providing inappropriate machine ventilation to people who have tragically – yet irreversibly – lost all brain function and died. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Unapproved stem cell therapies on the market in Canada
Private clinics are performing unproven stem cell procedures on patients across Canada even though Health Canada says all cell therapies are considered “drugs” and require federal approval before they can be legally used on human patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada toughens green tea extract warnings
Health Canada has announced it wants a more explicit warning on the labels on green tea extract products due to concerns about the risk of liver injury. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

MARKETPLACE | Health Canada toughens green tea extract warnings
Health Canada has announced it wants a more explicit warning on the labels on green tea extract products due to concerns about the risk of liver injury. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

China must ban abusive gay 'conversion therapy,' rights group says
Hospitals and other medical facilities in China are subjecting LGBT people to 'conversion therapy' that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication, a human rights group says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Liberals say they'll back prescription heroin, drug checking services to fight opioid crisis
The federal government will support new treatment options for drug addicts, including giving them prescription opioids or pharmaceutical grade heroin, backing quality testing of street drugs and helping provinces set up overdose prevention sites in emergencies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Scientists try for 1st time to edit man's genes inside his body
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Scientists try to edit man's genes inside his body for 1st time
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Parents' convictions in son's meningitis death upheld by Alberta Appeal Court
A panel of Alberta judges has dismissed the appeal of a couple found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son, who died of meningitis in 2012. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

FDA approves first digital pill to track when patients take medication
American regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for 1st time in Canada, hospitals say
For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for first time in Canada, hospitals say
For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons has successfully performed in-utero surgery to repair a form of spina bifida, two Toronto hospitals say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pay-for-access online doctors move N.S. into 'dangerous territory,' college warns
A company providing access to doctors online for a fee has expanded into Nova Scotia and the body that regulates the practice of medicine in the province says it has a number of concerns with the practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Pay-for-access online doctors move N.S. into 'dangerous territory'
A company providing access to doctors online for a fee has expanded into Nova Scotia and the body that regulates the practice of medicine in the province says it has a number of concerns with the practice. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Shoppers Drug Mart posts job for medical marijuana brand manager
Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for health secretary post
Turning to an industry he's rebuked, U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday he wants Alex Azar, a former deputy for the health department-turned-pharmaceutical executive, to be his health secretary. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Bublé​ announces return to the stage following son's cancer diagnosis
Canadian crooner Michael Bublé will return to the stage in the U.K. in July for the first time since he and his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, suspended their careers to focus on their eldest son who was diagnosed with cancer last year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Entertainment Source Type: news

Women less likely to get CPR from bystanders, study suggests
New research has found that women suffering cardiac arrest in public were not given CPR as often as men were. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Another Agropur Comté cheese recalled for Listeria
Another batch of Comté firm-ripened cheese from Agropur Import collection has been recalled due to possible Listeria infection. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Report shows Ontario government knew of mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows 30 years ago
Grassy Narrows First Nation will be reviewing all its options in the wake of a report that shows the province knew nearly 30 years ago that a nearby mill site upstream from the community was contaminated with mercury, the community's chief says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

How a high-fat diet helped curb a Laval child's daily seizures
When she was just two years old, Tiana Raposo from Laval started having up to 500 seizures every single day, and nothing seemed to help keep the attacks under control. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | Is religious belief hard-wired into the brain?
Scientists test the hypothesis that humans are born believers by following pilgrims on the famous Camino de Santiago in Spain. Also, remembering Canada's Dr. Elizabeth Stern, a scientist whose pioneering cancer research is still saving lives. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'It's going to save lives': Drug testing machine to be piloted in Vancouver amid overdose crisis
A portable machine will be used in conjunction with fentanyl test strips to check drugs for a wide range of contaminants at Insite and Powell Street Getaway, two safe injection sites in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

It pays to live on an island: N.L., P.E.I. least stressed provinces
The economic prospects on the East Coast may not be the best in the country, but people living there don't seem to be too worried about it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

India to spray water over New Delhi to combat toxic smog
India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Canada, China partner on project using apps, texts to treat mental health
Canada and China are partnering on a five-year project to enhance mental health treatment through the use of smartphone apps, text messaging and electronic medical records. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

'This is why so many people are dying': Data show dramatic rise in street drugs testing positive for fentanyl
The number of positive tests for fentanyl in samples of street drugs seized by law enforcement agencies across Canada has grown at a rate of more than 2,000 per cent over five years, according to exclusive data obtained by CBC News. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Monsanto weedkiller 'not statistically significantly associated with cancer': study
A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said on Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Brazilian congressional committee votes to ban all abortions
A congressional committee led by evangelical Christians has voted to ban abortion in Brazil in all situations, including cases of rape and where the mother's life is in danger. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

'If it hasn't happened ... it's coming': Mothers of addicts urge radical approach to fentanyl crisis
If the latest numbers don't provide enough motivation to address the fentanyl crisis — 989 dead in British Columbia this year alone from illicit drug overdoses — Kathy Wagner hopes her son's story will. She and three other mothers are proposing a radical solution to the devastating toll fentanyl-laced drugs are having on addicts and their loved ones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Canadian skin cancer detector concept wins global design prize
Canadian students have won a global design prize by developing an early prototype of a cheap, handheld heat scanner that could one day help doctors diagnose skin cancer quickly and painlessly in their offices. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Boy with rare disease gets most of skin replaced through gene therapy
Desperate to save a seven-year-old boy's life, doctors used experimental gene therapy to create new skin in a lab after skin graft attempts had failed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Plant-based milks shouldn't be main beverage for young children, health experts say
Canada's pediatricians and dietitians say rice, coconut and almond milks contain little to no protein, and some plant-based beverages aren't fortified with essential minerals or vitamins. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

How useful is marijuana as medicine? New research centre aims to find out
As the use of medicinal cannabis grows, a new Ontario research centre says it plans to look into whether pot is actually an effective treatment for various ailments. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Stop using antibiotics in healthy farm animals, WHO warns
The World Health Organization is urging farmers to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Drug costs rising fast in Canadian health-care spending, report finds
More expensive "biologic" treatments and the end of a period when Canadians saw cost savings as patents expired and generics flooded the market driving growth in pharmaceutical prices, experts say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada eases restrictions on abortion pill Mifegymiso
The abortion pill can now be prescribed up to nine weeks into a pregnancy, rather than the previous limit of seven weeks, Health Canada announced Tuesday. Women will still be required to have an ultrasound. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada says abortion pill can be dispensed by pharmacists
The federal department announced Tuesday that the abortion pill can now be prescribed up to nine weeks into a pregnancy, rather than the previous limit of seven weeks, and can be dispensed directly to patients by pharmacists. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Toenails, saliva and urine could answer questions about Giant Mine's toxic legacy
About 200 people in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo have given toenail clippings, urine and saliva samples to researchers for a new study, which will measure how much arsenic is in their body. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Bad news: Eating local, organic won't shrink your carbon footprint
If you’re paying more for local and organic groceries because you care about the environment, here’s some bad news: science shows your efforts won’t have much impact on your carbon emissions. The good news is that scientists have calculated which dietary changes can make a difference. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

For Canadians in queue for long-term care spots, waiting costs 'astronomical'
The younger sisters of a Nova Scotia woman with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis say the costs of waiting to get her into a nursing home are hard for them to bear. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. dying at an alarming rate, study finds
Indigenous youth who use drugs in B.C. are 13 times more likely to die than Canadians in the same age group according to a new study, which singled out young women and those involved with injection drug use to be at the highest risk. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news