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Health Canada cracking down on flavoured smokes

OTTAWA – Ottawa is aiming to crack down on flavoured cigarettes that target young smokers, but anti-smoking advocates say the government’s plan is too little, too late. 414 more words


College of Family Physicians gives doctors advice on prescribing medical pot

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TORONTO — The College of Family Physicians has issued guidelines to Canada’s more than 30,000 primary-care doctors about which patients should and should not get prescriptions for medical marijuana. 528 more words


Canada finally gets new top doctor

The federal government has named a new chief public health officer to fill a job left vacant for the last 15 months.

Dr. Gregory Taylor, already acting head of the Public Health Agency of Canada, became Canada’s top doctor Wednesday, a move cautiously welcomed by opposition politicians. 700 more words


Microbeads in cleansing products contaminating the Great Lakes

MISSISSAUGA – Plastic microbeads are used in cosmetic products to enhance the beauty routine, used to scrub the face and body for a few seconds – but they are having a long-term effect on the Great Lakes. 398 more words


Construction of medical marijuana facility angers neighbours

A Lakeshore couple says they’ve spent the last several months watching the picturesque property they call “our little heaven” go to pot.

Ed and Gloria Burling built their 1.7-acre home just off Manning Road on North Rear Road over 40 years ago. 821 more words


Tainted reminds us why we should never forget Canada’s greatest public health disaster

It’s been more than two years since we said goodbye to the staff and donors of Canadian Blood Services’ Thunder Bay plasma collection centre. October 30 we will be returning there again as part of a unique cross-province campaign to keep our blood system safe. 893 more words

FDA Approves New Ebola Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the way forward for emergency use of another experimental Ebola drug — this one made by the Canadian company Tekmira. 223 more words

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