U of T open to ideas for better student supports after suicide, president says
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U of T open to ideas for better student supports after suicide, president says

University of Toronto President Meric Gertler says the school is open to suggestions from students about how to provide better support for mental health following a recent suicide…

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Paramedics’ workload at unprecedented, unsustainable levels in B.C., union says
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Paramedics’ workload at unprecedented, unsustainable levels in B.C., union says

Staff shortages for paramedics and ambulance dispatchers are at unprecedented levels and are impacting services across the province, the union that represents ambulance paramedics in B.C. says. The…

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Province launching measles immunization program in B.C. schools
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Province launching measles immunization program in B.C. schools

Parents who have not had their children immunized against measles will be able to have their children vaccinated at school beginning next month. The provincial health ministry announced…

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Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Government to create provincial organ donation registry
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Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Government to create provincial organ donation registry

The Government of Saskatchewan has pledged $558,000 for the creation of a provincial donor registry in its budget. The government said work on the project will begin immediately,…

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Drug to treat postpartum depression approved in U.S.
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Drug to treat postpartum depression approved in U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth. The agency on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics’ Zulresso, an IV…

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Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds
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Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on…

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Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible,’ WHO panel says
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Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible,’ WHO panel says

A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it would be “irresponsible” for scientists to use gene editing for reproductive purposes, but stopped short of calling for…

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‘It doesn’t feel human’: Students angry U of T not acknowledging campus suicides
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‘It doesn’t feel human’: Students angry U of T not acknowledging campus suicides

Students at the University of Toronto say they know one of their fellow classmates took his own life on campus over the weekend.  Only the school itself won’t say…

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‘I don’t want people to feel hopeless,’ says lung-transplant patient pushing for donations to help others
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‘I don’t want people to feel hopeless,’ says lung-transplant patient pushing for donations to help others

A Nova Scotia woman waiting for a double-lung transplant in Toronto says she has been inundated with offers of help since her story aired on CBC last week, and is…

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How tiny babies are revealing big clues of early life
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How tiny babies are revealing big clues of early life

A newborn’s first few days of life is fragile and potentially dangerous, navigating a world full of viruses, infections and bacteria. Many around the world don’t survive. While doctors…

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