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  • Liberals accused of tax grab by clawing back disability credit for diabetics

    October 23, 2017 12:58 AM 4

    Diabetes Canada joined Conservative politicians to denounce what they say is a clawback of a disability tax credit to help diabetics manage a disease that can cost $15,000 annually. OTTAWA—Health groups joined forces on Sunday with the Conservative opposition to accuse the Liberal government of trying to raise tax revenue on the backs of vulnerable diabetics

  • Caviar recalled due to risk of botulism, Canadian Food Inspection Agency says

    October 20, 2017 1:53 PM 6

    OTTAWA -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a brand of caviar is being recalled because it may contain a dangerous toxin. It says the caviar has been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The recalled item is sold in 100-gram jars with a best before date of Aug. 30, 2018. The CFIA says there have been no reported

  • Rheumatoid arthritis associated with increased risk of COPD

    October 20, 2017 9:40 AM 11

    Washington DC: Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? It might put you at an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The findings of a new study indicate that greater vigilance may be needed to protect the respiratory health of individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions. Research has demonstrated an association

  • Alberta says Health Canada approves safe injection sites in Edmonton, Lethbridge

    October 18, 2017 7:10 PM 10

    Edmonton and Lethbridge are the first cities in Alberta to get Health Canada approval to offer safe injection sites for opioid drugs. Alberta Associate Health Minister Brandy Payne says the decision will help save lives by reducing drug overdoses. Payne says Health Canada is expected to make a decision about a safe injection site in Calgary by the end of the month

  • Janes brand chicken products recalled over salmonella concerns

    October 18, 2017 8:41 AM 12

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the uncooked products include Pub Style Chicken Burgers and Breaded Chicken Cutlettes. The burgers carry a code of 2018 MA 12 on the package and the code on the cutlettes packages is 2018 MA 15. Both are sold in 800 gram packages across the country and distributed by Sofina Foods Inc. of Brampton, Ont. The CFIA says the recalled

  • Smoking Cause of 18.4% of Yearly Deaths in Canada: CBoC Study

    October 17, 2017 3:26 PM 8

    A new Conference Board of Canada study shows smoking was the cause of 985 deaths in this province each year and is responsible for about one in five of all deaths—or 18.4 per cent—in the country. The Alliance for the Control of Tobacco says the Conference Board study shows that across Canada, the health burden from tobacco was significantly higher in 2012 than a decade

  • University of Saskatchewan opens respiratory health research centre

    October 16, 2017 8:43 PM 9

    SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon has a new research centre that specializes in respiratory health. The research centre is housed within the College of Medicine and will pursue joint projects with other disciplines on campus such as pharmacy, nutrition, nursing and public health. The centre will also work with the Health Quality

  • Hundreds may have been exposed to tuberculosis at Alberta seniors facility

    October 16, 2017 7:11 PM 11

    EDMONTON - The Alberta government says 323 people may have been exposed to tuberculosis at a seniors facility in the Edmonton area. Alberta Health Services says it has notified these people to be tested for the infectious bacterial disease and to be treated if necessary. Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs and is spread to others through the air through

  • Rotary Clubs of Wilmette to Mark World Polio Day Oct. 24th and Historic Progress Toward Polio-Free Planet

    October 16, 2017 4:21 PM 2

    WILMETTE, Oct. 16, 2017 - Members of the Rotary Club of Wilmette and the Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day, Oct. 24th, to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio. A vaccine prevents this crippling and paralyzing disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. The Village of Wilmette

  • N.S. passes Tory bill proclaiming pregnancy and infant loss awareness day

    October 13, 2017 10:40 PM 12

    HALIFAX -- A private member's bill proclaiming Oct. 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day has been unanimously passed by the Nova Scotia legislature. The legislation was tabled this week by Tim Houston, the Progressive Conservative member for Pictou East. A similar bill was passed unanimously in Ontario in late 2015, proclaiming Pregnancy and Infant