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Robotic sleeve 'hugs' failing hearts - BBC News;

Robotic sleeve 'hugs' failing hearts - BBC News

BBC NewsRobotic sleeve 'hugs' failing heartsBBC NewsUS scientists have developed a robotic sleeve that can help hearts pump when they are failing. The sleeve - made of material that mimics heart muscle - hugs the outside of the heart and squeezes it, mimicking the action of cardiac muscle. The early ...Flabby heart keeps pumping with squeeze from robotic sleeveCTV NewsSoft robotic sleeve that mimics healthy cardiac muscles could aid failing heartsNews-Medical.netRobots may treat failing hearts in the near futureHealth24The Engineer -Firstpost -Live Science -RTall 30 news articles »

Ebola, Zika Push Drugmakers Into Effort to Avert Pandemics - Bloomberg;

Ebola, Zika Push Drugmakers Into Effort to Avert Pandemics - Bloomberg

BloombergEbola, Zika Push Drugmakers Into Effort to Avert PandemicsBloombergSpurred by the Ebola and Zika epidemics, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi are among drugmakers backing an effort to develop new vaccines that could be deployed swiftly to contain outbreaks before they spark global emergencies.The world needs more Canada in the war on pandemicsThe Globe and Mail$460 million vaccine initiative to tackle virusesTimes LIVEGates Foundation joins coalition to fight epidemicsUPI.comFortune -Fox News -The Seattle Times -RTE.ieall 44 news articles »

Marijuana dispensary's billboards meant to be a conversation starter, owner says - Saskatoon StarPhoenix;

Marijuana dispensary's billboards meant to be a conversation starter, owner says - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Saskatoon StarPhoenixMarijuana dispensary's billboards meant to be a conversation starter, owner saysSaskatoon StarPhoenixThe Erbachay billboard is seen on Idylwyld Drive North and 44th Street in Saskatoon. Michelle Berg / Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Share Adjust Comment Print. The company behind the roadside billboards popping up in Saskatoon and Regina featuring a stylized ...Pot shop billboards spark buzzWinnipeg SunCannabis billboards in Sask. 'poking the bear': marijuana dispensary ownerGlobalnews.caall 3 news articles »

Vancouver to spend $3.5-million on drug-overdose crisis - The Globe and Mail;

Vancouver to spend $3.5-million on drug-overdose crisis - The Globe and Mail

Vancouver SunVancouver to spend $3.5-million on drug-overdose crisisThe Globe and MailVancouver is preparing to spend $3.5-million on a drug-overdose crisis with no end in sight, pouring money into a new medic unit, an additional community-policing station and training for staff to administer the anti-overdose medication naloxone.Vancouver, province release plans to combat record number of drug overdose deathsVancouver SunVancouver council to consider $2.1 million to fight overdose deathsMetroNews CanadaCity releases report outlining ongoing costs of opioid overdose crisis in VancouverGlobalnews.caStraight.com -24 Hours Vancouver -CKNW News Talk 980all 7 news articles »

Should BC hike the smoking age? Health minister pondering question - CTV News;

Should BC hike the smoking age? Health minister pondering question - CTV News

CTV NewsShould BC hike the smoking age? Health minister pondering questionCTV NewsHeading into National Non-Smoking Week, B.C.'s health minister is trying to spark a conversation about the legal age for cigarettes. Terry Lake said 120 local jurisdictions in the U.S. have already increased the smoking age to 21, including the entire ...Health groups want Alberta to raise tobacco tax, bolster anti-smoking programsMetroNews CanadaCommen-Terry: Butt out! Your lungs will thank youComox Valley RecordB.C.'s Health Minister suggests raising legal smoking age to 21Globalnews.caCJOB -630ched.com -11alive.com -KVUE.comall 24 news articles »

People with allergies outraged by McDonald's nut decision - CBC.ca;

People with allergies outraged by McDonald's nut decision - CBC.ca

CBC.caPeople with allergies outraged by McDonald's nut decisionCBC.caPeople with allergies and those who care for them are outraged over a decision by McDonald's Canada to add nuts to some food items on its menu. "It's disappointing for us and disappointing for my daughter," said Winnipegger Jeff Palmer, whose ...Families with severe food allergies not happy with McDonald's recent decisionGlobalnews.caI'm Not Lovin' McDonald's Canada's Backwards New Allergy PolicyHuffington Post CanadaBacklash may force McDonald's Canada to go nut-safe again: expertCTV News640 Toronto News -Philippine Canadian Inquirer -CHCH News -MLive.comall 14 news articles »

Fentanyl crisis: Drug overdoses claim unprecedented 914 lives in BC in 2016 - CBC.ca;

Fentanyl crisis: Drug overdoses claim unprecedented 914 lives in BC in 2016 - CBC.ca

CBC.caFentanyl crisis: Drug overdoses claim unprecedented 914 lives in BC in 2016CBC.callicit drug overdoses claimed the lives of 914 people in B.C. in 2016, the BC Coroners Service revealed Wednesday, making it the deadliest overdose year on record and representing an increase of nearly 80 per cent from the year before. December saw ...BC asks Ottawa to declare public health emergency as death toll from overdoses continues to surgeThe Globe and MailLes Leyne: Drug-overdose measures not workingTimes ColonistBC set record for drug overdose deaths last year, appeals for federal helpCalgary HeraldTheChronicleHerald.ca -The Daily Courier (subscription) -Vancouver Courier -Vernon Morning Starall 120 news articles »

Holdout provinces urged to reach health funding deals to prioritize patients - TheChronicleHerald.ca;

Holdout provinces urged to reach health funding deals to prioritize patients - TheChronicleHerald.ca

TheChronicleHerald.caHoldout provinces urged to reach health funding deals to prioritize patientsTheChronicleHerald.caOTTAWA — Mental health advocates want holdout provinces to end their funding standoff with Ottawa and strike deals to ensure struggling patients have access to critical front-line services. Louise Bradley, president of the Mental Health Commission of ...Sask. health-care providers want more frontline care through Health Accord agreementGlobalnews.caFeds have been all talk on private MRI clinicsWinnipeg SunDefections boost Ottawa in federal-provincial health care fight: WalkomInsideHalton.comCTV News -CP24 Toronto's Breaking News -Digital Journal -Moose Jaw Times-Heraldall 77 news articles »

'You are not a bad mother': Husband pens letter to moms with postpartum depression after losing wife - CBC.ca;

'You are not a bad mother': Husband pens letter to moms with postpartum depression after losing wife - CBC.ca

CBC.ca'You are not a bad mother': Husband pens letter to moms with postpartum depression after losing wifeCBC.ca"Two months have passed since the detectives and victim's assistance staff showed up at our home, with the grim look on their faces," Kim Chen wrote on Tuesday. "I knew immediately what they were going to say before they entered the door." On Nov.Florence Leung's husband urges other new moms to talk about their feelings, seek helpVancouver SunFlorence Leung's Husband Writes Emotional Post On Postpartum DepressionHuffington Post CanadaHusband of Florence Leung releases emotional statement about PPD, pressure to breastfeedGlobalnews.caNews1130 -CKNW News Talk 980 -BCLocalNewsall 7 news articles »

BC organ donations up last year but more donors needed - News1130;

BC organ donations up last year but more donors needed - News1130

News1130BC organ donations up last year but more donors neededNews1130VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – More and more people are registering as organ donors in the province, something BC Transplant is particularly proud of. But the organization also says there's no such thing as too many donors. Over 400 people received a ...Record year for transplants in B.C. in 2016MetroNews CanadaOrgan donation on the rise in Wisconsin; doctors hope to grow the numbers further by targeting new audiencefox6now.com2016 record year for organ transplants in BCCTV Vancouver IslandMY PG NOWall 5 news articles »

Risky behaviour not only cause of syphilis outbreaks, new study proposes - CBC.ca;

Risky behaviour not only cause of syphilis outbreaks, new study proposes - CBC.ca

CBC.caRisky behaviour not only cause of syphilis outbreaks, new study proposesCBC.caA new study from B.C. researchers is proposing a biological reason behind the "astounding" increase in syphilis cases, saying high-risk sexual behaviour doesn't explain the outbreaks that are happening. Syphilis outbreaks have been on the rise ...Antiretrovirals might raise susceptibility to syphilis, says new studyCanada NewsCan HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?WebMDThe Cure For HIV Can Actually Increase Syphilis, New Study Warns: Is It Not Safe To Use Them Anymore?iTech PostStraight.com -Science Daily -Daily Mail -Times LIVEall 15 news articles »

Asthma diagnosis often wrong, study reveals - CBC.ca;

Asthma diagnosis often wrong, study reveals - CBC.ca

CBC.caAsthma diagnosis often wrong, study revealsCBC.caA new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found 33 per cent of adults recently diagnosed with asthma by their physicians did not have an active form of the respiratory condition. The clinical study, led by Dr ...Asthma may be misdiagnosed in many adultsBusiness InsiderOne-third of recent asthma cases may be misdiagnosed: studyThe Globe and MailThe Lung Association calls for action to reduce Misdiagnosis of asthmaThe ProvinceArizona Daily Star -Globalnews.ca -Toronto Star -NEWS.com.auall 26 news articles »

'The stigma is the worst part': Mother remembers son lost to opioid addiction - CBC.ca;

'The stigma is the worst part': Mother remembers son lost to opioid addiction - CBC.ca

CBC.ca'The stigma is the worst part': Mother remembers son lost to opioid addictionCBC.caSurrey mother Andra Dunn says the pain of losing her son Jermaine to addiction in 2014 shattered her world and her close family. "He used to always ask me, "Mom am I a bad person?" and I'd say, "No, you're not a bad person. You're a good person with a ...and more »

McDonald's Canada warns all menu products may now come in contact with nuts - CTV News;

McDonald's Canada warns all menu products may now come in contact with nuts - CTV News

CTV NewsMcDonald's Canada warns all menu products may now come in contact with nutsCTV NewsTORONTO -- McDonald's Canada relaxed on Tuesday its policy for how it handles allergens such as peanuts, a move critics say reverses its long-standing position as a safe place for people living with allergies. The fast-food chain introduced a Skor ...McDonald's Canada adding nuts to menu, angering many with food allergiesThe Globe and MailMcDonald's Canada Warns Its Menu Is No Longer Nut-FreeHuffington Post CanadaAww nuts: McDonald's Canada issues franchise-wide nut allergy warningCKNW News Talk 980all 7 news articles »

Women's Wellness Centre to provide abortions by end of month - CBC.ca;

Women's Wellness Centre to provide abortions by end of month - CBC.ca

CBC.caWomen's Wellness Centre to provide abortions by end of monthCBC.caBeginning later this month, Health PEI will be offering some hospital-based women's wellness services at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside. Abortion, pregnancy options counselling. According to a news release, the initial services offered as ...Surgical abortions will be available on P.E.I. later this monthThe GuardianSome women's wellness services to be introduced at PCH this monthThe Journal Pioneerall 3 news articles »

More hospitals introducing 24/7 visiting hours - CTV News;

More hospitals introducing 24/7 visiting hours - CTV News

CTV NewsMore hospitals introducing 24/7 visiting hoursCTV NewsHospitals across the country are joining a movement toward introducing 24/7 visiting hours, based on evidence suggesting the presence of family is good for a patient's recovery. Three provinces and more than 50 healthcare organizations have already ...Around-the-clock visitation means better care for hospital patientsWindsor StarCome anytime: hospitals move to 24/7 visiting hoursCBC.caHere's why your hospital needs 24/7 visiting hours for better patient outcomesGlobalnews.caMetroNews Canada -CKNW News Talk 980 -ChrisD.caall 13 news articles »

Deadly drug seized in St. Catharines - St. Catharines Standard;

Deadly drug seized in St. Catharines - St. Catharines Standard

St. Catharines StandardDeadly drug seized in St. CatharinesSt. Catharines StandardIn this file photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a member of the RCMP opens a printer ink bottle containing the opioid carfentanil imported from China, in Vancouver. Drug dealers have been cutting carfentanil and its weaker cousin, ...Police, EMS alerted to danger of elephant tranquilizer that killed 2 in BeaverTribune-ReviewSuspected Carfentanil seized at St. Catharines hotelNiagarathisweek.comall 5 news articles »

Canadian researchers find staggering levels of sugar in packaged foods - Cantech Letter;

Canadian researchers find staggering levels of sugar in packaged foods - Cantech Letter

Cantech LetterCanadian researchers find staggering levels of sugar in packaged foodsCantech Letter2d00ab2 A new study from researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto finds that two-thirds of packaged and processed foods on the shelves of Canadian stores contain added sugar, a result which has led to call for revamped ...Two-Thirds Of Packaged Foods In Canada Are Full Of Added Sugar: Canadian StudyAM900 CHMLAdded sugar found in two-thirds of packaged foods in Canada: studyCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsMost packaged foods, even healthy ones, contain added sugars: StudyBel Marra Healthall 3 news articles »

Yarr, matey! The Captain's Boil be coming to Elgin - Ottawa Citizen;

Yarr, matey! The Captain's Boil be coming to Elgin - Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa CitizenYarr, matey! The Captain's Boil be coming to ElginOttawa CitizenFresco Bistro Italiano and the Guest House on Elgin Street have closed, and The Captain's Boil is moving in. Seafood in a bag should be available by the summer. Wayne Cuddington / Postmedia. Share Adjust Comment Print. If seafood in a bag is your kind ...and more »