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  • Ontario plans new ambulance system; less acute patients could avoid hospital

    June 5, 2017 7:43 PM 12

    TORONTO — Ontario is planning to revamp its ambulance system to redirect some patients with less pressing needs to places other than emergency rooms. The government announced Monday that its new system would start rolling out in March 2018 and would better prioritize calls based on patient need. It says more than one million patients were transported

  • Noise pollution and air pollution both have negative effects on heart health: study

    June 3, 2017 7:12 PM 25

    It is not just the pollution caused by traffic that is affecting our health, but also the noise according to a new European study, which found that exposure to excessive traffic noise is linked to a higher risk of heart disease. Led by Dr. Yutong Cai from Imperial College London, the new study looked at data from 144,000 adults in Norway and the Netherlands

  • 'Grey Death' Is The Dangerous New Drug Hitting Canadian Streets

    June 3, 2017 4:23 PM 12

    Health Canada is seeking stakeholder comments on a proposal to add a deadly new compound, known formally as U-47700, to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. A posting in the Canada Gazette says U-47700 is being used by drug manufacturers in counterfeit prescription medications, as well as in other illicit drug mixtures such as cocaine and heroin

  • What you need to know about Somaliland’s cholera crisis

    June 3, 2017 3:11 PM 29

    BURAO – A deadly breakout of cholera has killed close to 100 people, and has hospitalized thousands in Somaliland since March. The infectious disease is said to have spread from Ethiopia and Yemen. Both countries are also currently struggling with cholera and AWD epidemics. Cholera has a mortality rate of under 1% when treated properly. Why is the cholera

  • Police revive Oshawa woman after suspected fentanyl overdose

    May 30, 2017 6:01 PM 23

    OSHAWA, Ont. -- Police say a woman is alive after officers administered an antidote to reverse a suspected fentanyl overdose. Durham regional police say they were called to assist paramedics at an Oshawa, Ont., apartment last Friday evening and found a woman without vital signs. They say officers quickly administered naloxone spray and CPR and were able to revive

  • Oshawa cops use fentanyl antidote to revive woman

    May 30, 2017 5:26 PM 17

    A woman is alive after police officers in Oshawa administered an antidote to reverse a suspected fentanyl overdose. Durham Regional Police say they were called to assist paramedics at a Richmond St. apartment, in the Simcoe and Bond Sts. area, last Friday at about 7:45 p.m. and found a woman without vital signs. Officers quickly administered naloxone

  • Campbell River takes strides to make CF history

    May 29, 2017 5:19 PM 23

    Campbell River hosted the annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis history on Sunday morning Campbell Riverites and visitors from the Comox Valley packed Penfield school Sunday morning to fight against cystic fibrosis. The annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History attracted nearly 100 walkers, cyclists, strollers and a few dogs. M.C. John Milligan, who’s

  • Man dies of suspected fentanyl overdose in South Osborne

    May 28, 2017 5:41 PM 14

    Woman sent to hospital; Winnipeg police say fentanyl dangers remain high priority A man is dead and a woman was brought to hospital after police were called to an overdose on Saturday, which may have been fentanyl-related. Police were called to the 400 block of Osborne Street around 1 p.m. to reports of an individual who may have overdosed. When officers

  • Even more flour brands added to growing list of national flour recall

    May 27, 2017 2:14 PM 16

    Recall list now includes products listed under Robin Hood, Purity, Golden Temple brands Although the bacteria may not cause contaminated food to look or smell spoiled, the CFIA says it can still make you sick. Possible symptoms include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps, and watery to bloody diarrhea. ausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal

  • Health Canada approves new supervised consumption sites in B.C. and Montreal

    May 26, 2017 8:25 PM 19

    Mobile site in Montreal is first of its kind in Canada Health Canada has approved plans to create four new supervised consumption sites in British Columbia and Quebec to help combat the ongoing overdose crisis gripping the country. The sites allow people to use illicit drugs under the supervision of a medical professional in case they overdose. Two of the new sites