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Innu suicides: Health Canada offers aid to remote Quebec community

After losing a young mother to suicide last month, a remote Innu community is faced with a crisis on two fronts.

For the people of Uashat mak Mani-utenam — a reserve east of Sept-Îles — the death of 18-year-old Nadeige Guanish plunged their territory even further into the abyss. 655 more words


Dandelion cancer treatment research leads to award

A University of Windsor postdoctoral student received a prestigious award in Ottawa Tuesday night for her work in studying the efficacy of using dandelion extract to battle cancer. 335 more words

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City of Winnipeg buys old jugs of mosquito-killing malathion from Saskatchewan

WINNIPEG — The City of Winnipeg has scooped up 67 slightly leaky jugs of second-hand malathion from Saskatchewan to top up its dwindling stockpile of the chemical it uses to kill adult mosquitoes. 277 more words

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'Crib bumpers are killing kids' and should not be sold: U.S. study

The number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers has “spiked significantly” in recent years in the United States, according to a new study. 441 more words


Council votes to ban e-cigarettes on outdoor city property

SASKATOON – A new year means new resolutions. City council wants to start with these: no more smoking on outdoor city property and no more vaping either. 263 more words


Health Canada warns holiday lights could cause fire, electric shock

Health Canada is warning of the potential for many festive holiday lights to overheat resulting in fires or electric shock.

They began a national sampling and evaluation project after receiving multiple different reports regarding holiday lights malfunctioning. 279 more words


Health Canada to review Janssen's NDS for daratumumab for Multiple Myeloma

Health Canada has accepted for review Janssen’s new drug submission (NDS) for daratumumab for treatment of Multiple Myeloma.

Janssen announced on Wednesday that Health Canada would review the submission with advance consideration under the Ministry’s Notice of Compliance with Conditions Policy (NOC/c) based on data from the Phase 2 MMY2002 (SIRIUS) monotherapy study. 130 more words