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Medical pot growers readying oils, now legal in Canada

A number of Canada’s medical marijuana growers are poised to release cannabis oils for authorized patients who don’t want to smoke or vaporize the dried herb to relieve their symptoms. 955 more words


Dangerous pathogens could be lurking in your water pipes, Edmonton scientist says

City-owned Epcor sends clean water to your house, but it might not stay that way as it flows through your household pipes, bringing tiny bugs out of the steamy shower head. 521 more words

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First Nations and Inuit Health

Date Original Post Last Modified: January 27, 2015

Suicide and self-inflicted injuries are the leading causes of death for First Nations youth and adults up to 44 years of age. 94 more words


Alberta health minister announces new eye-care program

The Alberta government says it will save up to $46 million over the next three years by treating more cases of retinal disease with a cheaper drug that has not been approved for eye injections by Health Canada. 537 more words

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Meet the Canadian ‘poster boy’ behind skyrocketing drug prices

Last February, a Canadian drug company bought the rights to two life-saving heart medications. That very day, Feb. 10, the price of those drugs, Isuprel and Nitropress, increased by 525 per cent and 212 per cent, respectively. 674 more words


Pine bark and ginkgo for tinnitus? A closer look at "Ear Tone", a supplement marketed to treat tinnitus.

“Why do you bother blogging?” asked a colleague. “You take hours of your personal time to write, and you do it for free. You’re not even getting any citations for all that work.” I admit I found the questions a bit surprising. 1,851 more words


Does homeowners insurance cover dog bites?

According to the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP), approximately one-third of all dog bites occur at dog owners’ homes.  Almost 30 per cent of dog attacks involve children between the ages of 5 and 9, and over 40 per cent of attacks result in injuries to the face. 209 more words

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