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  • PDEA poses no objection to the proposed bill lawfully allowing use of marijuana

    October 1, 2017 3:59 AM 12

    The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said it poses no objection to the proposed bill that would lawfully allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes but cited that certain conditions must be followed to provide safeguards under the law. PDEA director general Aaron N. Aquino issued the revelation after the committee on health of the House

  • Mayor wishes T.O.'s top cop a speedy recovery from kidney transplant

    September 30, 2017 9:11 PM 8

    Toronto’s mayor covered both art and science during his city rounds Saturday. At the unveiling of a nature-themed mural in a public housing complex near Victoria Park and Finch Aves., in Scarborough, John Tory addressed the Toronto Police chief’s impending kidney transplant. ”On behalf of all Toronto residents, I wish Chief Mark Saunders and his wife Stacey

  • Physical abuse, punishment may impact kids’ academic performance

    September 30, 2017 9:02 AM 6

    Is your child not engaging and performing well in classroom activities? It may be the result of physical abuse and punishment that he or she is subjected to at home, researchers have found. The findings showed that children’s exposure to mild, harsh and abusive physical abuse at home was associated with decreases in children’s cognitive performance

  • Five cases of whooping cough confirmed in Victoria schools

    September 28, 2017 7:28 PM 6

    The Greater Victoria School District has confirmed it’s dealing with five separate cases of whooping cough at five schools in the region. The district tells CTV News infected kids are being kept home and letters have been sent to parents. "It's not widespread in those schools, it's really a small number of cases but certainly of concern to all of us," said Piet Langstraat

  • AHS influenza immunization program to launch Oct. 23

    September 27, 2017 12:04 AM 9

    Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) released details on this year’s influenza immunization program Tuesday. Starting on October 23, the province’s Influenza Immunization Program will launch, offering free flu shots to all Albertans aged six-months and older through clinics, pharmacies and doctors’ offices. This season, AHS purchased 1.6 million

  • Cancer patients may have undiagnosed depression

    September 25, 2017 10:15 PM 12

    (HealthDay)—Depression is common, though often overlooked, in people with cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed depression in 400 patients treated for cancer between 2013 and 2016 at University Hospital Cancer Center, in Newark, N.J. They were between 20 and 86 years old, with an average age of 55. Depression was found in 40 percent of the patients

  • Swine flu claims one, H1N1 cases from outside the city a concern

    September 23, 2017 7:06 PM 8

    Indore: H1N1 Influenza on Saturday claimed another life taking the death toll up to 21. "A 58-year-old man died of swine flu. The patient was a resident of Shajapur and had been undergoing treatment at MY Hospital," Dr Asha Pandit, in-charge of integrated disease surveillance programme (IDSP), said. She added the laboratory reports confirmed six new cases

  • Sidney couple praise Saanich Peninsula Hospital

    September 22, 2017 1:08 PM 10

    Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation Gala event coming up Oct. 14 This fall, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation embarks on a major fundraising campaign. With the Canada 150 anniversary as the backdrop, the Foundation is planning on a Gala evening Oct. 14 at Church and State Winery in Central Saanich. The foundation itself has earned tremendous

  • India averted nearly one million child deaths since 2005, study says

    September 20, 2017 1:09 PM 12

    India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths from preventable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, tetanus and measles. Toronto: India has averted nearly one million deaths of children under five years of age since 2005, owing to a significant decrease in deaths

  • 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions, researchers find

    September 18, 2017 1:29 PM 14

    Risk is greatest in areas with high concentrations of diesel cars, such as northern Italy. Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. The study comes two years after Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. The tiny particles