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  • Five cases of whooping cough confirmed in Victoria schools

    September 28, 2017 7:28 PM 14

    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 20

    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 26

    (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 21

    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 25

    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 26

    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 26

    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

  • Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry

    September 18, 2017 5:06 AM 21

    ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe. A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, rendering them useless as a food fish. The lice are a problem on salmon farms in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway

  • Fears GPs will be replaced with ‘physician associates’

    September 17, 2017 6:22 PM 23

    The NHS must not use the new medical profession of “physician associates” as a replacement for doctors, a Royal College has warned. Fresh guidance for employers from the Royal College of Physicians says it is “imperative” that bosses do not use physician associates (PAs) to fill gaps where a doctor or nurse would be more appropriate. The college, which

  • Beachcomber Hot Tubs® Proudly Supports BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Dream Lottery

    September 14, 2017 10:24 AM 25

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 14, 2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) – ​Beachcomber Hot Tubs®, an industry-leading manufacturer of home spas worldwide, is proud to be a sponsoring supplier for the BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery. As a flagship fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Dream Home Lottery has raised millions to support