B.C. health official questions value of handing out free naloxone nasal spray
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B.C. health official questions value of handing out free naloxone nasal spray

A pharmaceutical company was handing out free samples of their naloxone nasal spray at a Surrey, B.C., SkyTrain station on Wednesday — but health officials are skeptical about…

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Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet
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Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

A hamburger a week, but no more — that’s about as much red meat people should eat to do what’s best for their health snd the planet, according to a…

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Calgary anesthesiologist suspended until drugging and rape allegations dealt with in court
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Calgary anesthesiologist suspended until drugging and rape allegations dealt with in court

A Calgary anesthesiologist who continued to work after he was accused of drugging and raping a woman has been ordered to surrender his practising permit, the College of Physicians and Surgeons…

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Immunizations still urged as Alberta heads into second half of flu season
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Immunizations still urged as Alberta heads into second half of flu season

Halfway through the influenza season it appears Albertans aren’t being hit as hard as they were last year, but a provincial health official says we’re not out of the…

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‘They’ll talk to my wife. But I’m right there,’ says man living with dementia
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‘They’ll talk to my wife. But I’m right there,’ says man living with dementia

An expert panel has released a report outlining the best ways to tackle the growing incidence of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia among Canadians as a basis for…

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Parents often don’t know when teens have suicidal thoughts
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Parents often don’t know when teens have suicidal thoughts

Three in four parents are unaware when their teens have recurrent thoughts about suicide, and a big part of the problem may be that adolescents often deny feeling this way, a…

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Toronto Public Health issues alert about bad drugs sold as fentanyl or heroin
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Toronto Public Health issues alert about bad drugs sold as fentanyl or heroin

Toronto Public Health has issued a warning about illicit drugs being sold in the city as either fentanyl or heroin causing what the city agency calls “concerning” symptoms. People who…

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‘My child’s health is paramount’: Gabrielle Daleman’s mother on her daughter’s mental health battle
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‘My child’s health is paramount’: Gabrielle Daleman’s mother on her daughter’s mental health battle

In my mind, Canadian figure skater Gabby Daleman is a tiger. I told Gabby’s mother Rhonda that her daughter’s fierceness as a competitor sets her apart. Rhonda chuckled at my comment.…

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Expert panel warns of crisis in long-term care home staffing
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Expert panel warns of crisis in long-term care home staffing

The chair of a panel looking at Nova Scotia’s long-term care system says staffing levels at some homes have reached a crisis point and need to be increased to…

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Quebec school board to inspect all schools following carbon monoxide leak
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Quebec school board to inspect all schools following carbon monoxide leak

The head of Montreal’s Marguerite-Bourgeoys school board says all of the board’s schools will be inspected as soon as possible after about 50 students and staff were treated in hospital…

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