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Weed 101: What British Columbians need to know now that edibles are legal

Curious about edibles? From what’s now legal to how and when you’ll actually be able to buy it, we’ve got…

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Beef recall expanded in B.C., Alberta and Ontario over E. coli concerns

A growing list of beef and veal products in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta is being recalled due to worries about…

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33 per cent of all children under 5 are undernourished or overweight: UN

“If children eat poorly, they live poorly,” UNICEF’s Henrietta Fore said. Read More source

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Towards an ‘artificial pancreas’: new technology holds promise for diabetes patients

New technologies like “closed-loop” systems are making it easier for people with Type 1 diabetes to manage their disease. Read…

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Mother who had multiple miscarriages reflects on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

“I think we hear about miscarriage and we kind of know what it means, but we don’t necessarily know what…

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Some EpiPens might have defective packaging — here’s what you need to know

A rare defect might make it hard to get the EpiPen out of its tube in an emergency, Health Canada…

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Drugs shouldn’t be the first option to ease agitation from dementia: study

Symptoms of aggression and agitation from dementia may respond better to non-drug therapies, a new study suggests. Read More source

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Crown appeals not guilty verdict in David and Collet Stephan case

The Crown is appealing the not guilty verdict in the case of an Alberta couple charged with not seeking medical…

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Slow walkers are more likely to age faster: study

In a recent study, the lungs, teeth and immune systems of slow walkers were discovered to be in worse shape…

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Canadians unlikely to reveal polyamorous relationship during pregnancy: study

Many participants in a McMaster University study who are polyamorous say they are unlikely to disclose their relationship to a…

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Ontario woman given second chance at life after local organ donor comes forward

“I know that every single time I wake up now I’m better and I’m getting closer to being me again.”…

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Impetigo is a contagious skin infection — here’s how to ensure your kids don’t get it

Impetigo is a common and contagious bacterial contamination that typically affects kids ages two to five. Read More source

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‘Some days it’s debilitating’: When joint pain takes over your life

When you have a condition like rheumatoid arthritis, so much of your everyday life begins to change. Read More source

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Canadian kids aren’t playing outside enough, experts say, and it’s harming their health

Sitting indoors is much worse for children’s health than getting into some scrapes outside, experts say. Read More source

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‘Unintended consequences’: Why taking patients off opioids quickly can be dangerous

New opioid-prescribing guidelines are often misinterpreted by doctors, experts say, causing patients harm. Read More source

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Vast majority of workers with mental health issues keep it secret from their boss: study

Employees cited stigma and fear of professional consequences as reasons why they don’t talk about mental health. Read More source

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Doctors and patients have very different views on how to treat obesity: report

Many doctors believe their patients aren’t motivated to treat their obesity, according to a new survey. Those patients disagree. Read…

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Toronto transplant research aims to salvage infected organs

Researchers are trying to figure out how to make more donated organs useful for transplants. Read More source

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