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  • Interior Health to resume wellness checks during hot weather
    Interior Health says it will resume it wellness check program for vulnerable individuals who don't have access to indoor cooling during the summer.
    Health
    Apr 20
  • Australian woman accused of poison mushroom murders pleads not guilty
    Erin Patterson said she was "devastated" by the death of her ex-husband's family members and described them as "some of the best people I’ve ever met."
    Crime
    May 7
  • Changes coming to better inform people about wildfire smoke hazards. What to know
    Environment Canada hopes several changes being made this year will improve how air quality-related health risks are communicated and understood by the public.
    Canada
    May 20
  • As flu season fades, spring and summer viruses emerge. What are they?
    As Canadians bid farewell to the aches and chills of the respiratory virus season a new question looms: what other microbial menaces will appear as days grow warmer?
    Health
    May 1
  • B.C. mulling oversight committee amid pressure on drug diversion concerns
    Earlier this week, B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said RCMP had told him there was no evidence to suggest 'widespread diversion' of safe supply drugs.
    Health
    Mar 14
  • Canada is testing retail milk for bird flu. So far, no sign of spread
    In light of increased concerns over bird flu fragments discovered in American dairy cattle and their milk supply, Canadian authorities have launched nationwide testing efforts.
    Health
    May 15
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  • Wildfire smoke workshop teaches Albertans about dangerous impact of poor air quality
    Wildfire smoke workshop aims to help Albertans protect themselves from dangerous effects of poor air quality
    Health
    Mar 10
  • Western University researchers make breakthrough on possible ALS treatment
    Researchers at Western University have made a discovery, showing that a protein can reverse, halt or prevent the death of motor neurons.
    Health
    May 13
  • A ‘zombie’ virus is raging among raccoons. What to know
    WATCH: Toronto calls about sick raccoons spike as 'zombie’ virus rages in parts of Canada
    Canada
    May 9
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  • Taking your dog to the U.S.? New requirements go into effect Aug. 1
    B.C. residents who want to take their dogs across the border to the U.S. will have to meet additional requirements starting on Aug. 1.
    Canada
    May 16
  • Bird flu: U.S. CDC to post wastewater data to better track spread in cattle
    The agency is planning to publicly post data on influenza A found in wastewater as soon as Friday that could offer new clues into the outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in cattle herds.
    Health
    May 9
  • Bird flu risk to humans an ‘enormous concern,’ WHO says. Here’s what to know
    Avian flu is caused by influenza viruses that spread among wild aquatic birds and can infect domestic poultry and other animal species.
    Canada
    Apr 18
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  • Preventing future pandemics goal of new U.S. partnership with 50 countries
    U.S. government officials will work with the countries to develop better testing, surveillance, communication and preparedness for such outbreaks in those countries.
    Health
    Apr 16
  • 3 women diagnosed with HIV after ‘vampire facials’ at unlicensed U.S. spa
    This marks the first time that HIV transmission through cosmetic injection services has been documented.
    Trending
    Apr 26
  • These forms of cancer are expected to grow in 2024. Here’s why
    As the population grows and ages, new cancer cases and deaths from the disease in Canada are increasing, the authors of the CMAJ study say.
    Health
    May 13
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  • Bird flu: Experts urge more surveillance in Canada — before it’s too late
    Experts are urging Canada to boost its surveillance of the bird flu after traces of it were found in milk in the U.S. and it has spread among dairy cattle in the U.S.
    Canada
    May 3
  • Toxic metals in vapes may pose major health risks for youth, study finds
    The study, published Monday in the Tobacco Control journal, says vaping may increase the risk of exposure to lead, uranium and cadmium.
    Health
    May 1
  • As fake Botox cases prompt alert in U.S., Canada says no new issues reported
    A total of 22 people in the U.S. reported adverse effects after receiving Botox injections from unlicensed or untrained individuals, or in non-healthcare settings, the CDC said.
    Health
    Apr 23
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  • Raw milk sales are spiking in the U.S. despite bird flu warnings
    Amid a bird flu outbreak in the United States an unexpected trend emerges: sales of the unpasteurized products seem to be on the rise.
    Health
    May 17
  • Human case of bird flu reported in Texas linked to cattle: U.S. CDC
    It is the second-ever case of the H5N1 strain of avian influenza identified in a person in the United States, the last reported in Colorado in 2022.
    Health
    Apr 1
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