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  • Fentanyl confirmed in P.E.I. drug seizures

    June 16, 2017 12:49 PM 10

    3 different kinds of pills found to contain fentanyl Pills seized on different occasions on P.E.I. have been confirmed to contain fentanyl. Some of the pills were from a large seizure on May 21, and police suspected there may be fentanyl. The second seizure was on May 24 in Mount Stewart. RCMP did not report at that time they suspected the presence of fentanyl

  • Alberta proposes safe injection site for downtown Calgary health centre

    June 14, 2017 5:23 PM 4

    CALGARY -- Alberta has applied to Health Canada to set up a safe injection site at a health centre in downtown Calgary. Having a site at the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre has the support of Mayor Naheed Nenshi and police Chief Roger Chaffin. Nenshi says he hasn't always been a supporter of safe injection sites, but the evidence suggests they save lives

  • Polio outbreaks hit Congo in new eradication setback

    June 14, 2017 12:55 PM 13

    There is a high risk of the highly contagious virus spreading, World Health Organization says Two separate outbreaks of the polio virus have been confirmed in Congo, the World Health Organization says. These are the first cases of polio in the vast Central African nation since 2012. The UN health agency says cases have been confirmed in two districts

  • Ottawa Health officials recommend tougher pot rules

    June 13, 2017 4:30 PM 11

    Ottawa's public health unit is calling for strict rules governing edible marijuana products when the federal government's legalization legislation comes up for debate. In a report for next Monday's Board of Health meeting, the public health branch says the city should propose regulations and restrictions be placed on edible cannabis products. The unit notes

  • Maldives, Bhutan eliminate childhood killer measles

    June 13, 2017 11:57 AM 12

    NEW DELHI - The World Health Organization says Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious child killer. WHO said Tuesday that the Maldives has not reported any case of indigenous measles since 2009, and Bhutan since 2012. Bhutan and the Maldives launched immunization programs

  • The Boyne City Gazette

    June 12, 2017 11:24 AM 13

    This week’s Boyne City Gazette features a story updating progress on the Boyne City facilities project—complete with a full page of color photos inside and out at the new complex. Plus, we’ve got stories on the upcoming Hemingway documentary preview night event, some big Boyne history events, lots of community photos, local opinions, the latest police

  • Canada paying more for prescription drugs than most other high-income countries: study

    June 12, 2017 4:22 AM 9

    According to a new study, Canadians are paying far more for primary care prescription drugs than people who live in most other high-income countries with universal healthcare. The study, which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday by a team of Canadian and American researchers, compared the volume and daily cost of primary

  • ​At least 7 drug overdoses in Durham region this weekend

    June 11, 2017 1:27 PM 11

    Police believe fentanyl may have been mixed with cocaine Durham Regional Police say fentanyl may have been involved in seven drug overdoses in Whitby and Oshawa this weekend. Three men aged 18 to 20 ingested cocaine at a Cullen Gardens gazebo that Durham police believe may have been laced with fentanyl. All three were unresponsive and two of the men were given

  • Saskatoon police use naloxone to revive fentanyl user

    June 8, 2017 5:55 PM 14

    1st time police have had to administer naloxone spray Saskatoon police say they revived a 19-year-old fentanyl user with an emergency dose of naloxone on Wednesday night. Patrol officers in the city began carrying the emergency treatment for opioid overdoses at the end of April but this was the first time they've been called upon to use it. Police and paramedics

  • Natural Support for Healthy Waistlines

    June 7, 2017 5:27 PM 5

    From conflicting media reports to their own failed attempts to shed or keep off excess pounds, many consumers have become skeptical about the efficacy and safety of supplements to support weight loss. Globally, consumer attitudes toward dieting and weight management are shifting to more holistic, health-focused ideals, and the use of efficacious products