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    'We must get this done': Liberals stick to First Nations water promise amid new boil-water advisories

    'We must get this done': Liberals stick to First Nations water promise amid new boil-water advisories


    As part of its goal to end long-term boil water advisories for First Nations reserves, the federal government has added nearly 250 more drinking water systems to its list of those eligible for public monies, meaning it will have to address many more...

    As part of its goal to end long-term boil water advisories for First Nations reserves, the federal government has added nearly 250 more drinking water systems to its list of those eligible for public monies, meaning it will have to address many more advisories than it originally intended.

    Procter & Gamble CEO says company working to stop Tide Pod challenge

    Procter & Gamble CEO says company working to stop Tide Pod challenge


    Procter & Gamble says it's working to stop a social media-fuelled trend called the Tide Pod challenge, which involves teenagers eating single-load laundry detergent...

    Procter & Gamble says it's working to stop a social media-fuelled trend called the Tide Pod challenge, which involves teenagers eating single-load laundry detergent packets.

    Broken teeth and bruises: dentists in unique position to spot domestic abuse

    Broken teeth and bruises: dentists in unique position to spot domestic abuse


    A prosecutor and advocate for domestic violence education says dentists are in a unique position to help victims. She wants more training for the profession to better use that...

    A prosecutor and advocate for domestic violence education says dentists are in a unique position to help victims. She wants more training for the profession to better use that opportunity.

    'We matter a lot': Indigenous youth gather in Ottawa to tackle suicide crisis

    'We matter a lot': Indigenous youth gather in Ottawa to tackle suicide crisis


    About 70 Indigenous youth from across Canada will meet with Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott today at a national roundtable discussion on the suicide crisis facing their...

    About 70 Indigenous youth from across Canada will meet with Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott today at a national roundtable discussion on the suicide crisis facing their communities.

    Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will?

    Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will?


    In hunting down and exposing old industry trial data, Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud was participating in an international scientific initiative called RIAT — restoring invisible and abandoned...

    In hunting down and exposing old industry trial data, Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud was participating in an international scientific initiative called RIAT — restoring invisible and abandoned trials.

    Artificial stomach enhancing digestive, dietary research at University of Manitoba

    Artificial stomach enhancing digestive, dietary research at University of Manitoba


    The University of Manitoba now has a never-ending belly which will never get heartburn to help researchers stomach any and all of the dietary and digestive research they have on their...

    The University of Manitoba now has a never-ending belly which will never get heartburn to help researchers stomach any and all of the dietary and digestive research they have on their plate.

    Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes — and save Big Tobacco

    Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes — and save Big Tobacco


    Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete with only a tiny segment of Americans still lighting up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health...

    Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete with only a tiny segment of Americans still lighting up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.

    Blood test for early detection of 8 cancers looks promising

    Blood test for early detection of 8 cancers looks promising


    Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools...

    Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

    China's birthrate down from initial '2-child' boom, but higher than most recent years

    China's birthrate down from initial '2-child' boom, but higher than most recent years


    The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children, a finding that some parents say reflects the stresses of urban...

    The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children, a finding that some parents say reflects the stresses of urban life.

    Gardening may help cancer survivors eat and feel better, study suggests

    Gardening may help cancer survivors eat and feel better, study suggests


    For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers...

    For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say.

    Some EpiPens, used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, in short supply

    Some EpiPens, used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, in short supply


    The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic...

    The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions.

    Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011

    Staff-to-resident abuse in long-term care homes up 148% from 2011


    A year-long CBC Marketplace investigation reveals there were 2,198 reported incidents of staff-on-resident abuse in 2016. This means an average of six seniors were abused by their caregiver at a long-term care home every...

    A year-long CBC Marketplace investigation reveals there were 2,198 reported incidents of staff-on-resident abuse in 2016. This means an average of six seniors were abused by their caregiver at a long-term care home every day.

    A look at the cognitive test that Trump aced — and why it's 'not considered definitive'

    A look at the cognitive test that Trump aced — and why it's 'not considered definitive'


    For all their apparent simplicity, 10-minute quizzes like the Montreal Cognitive Assessment offer doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions, one piece of information to help determine if trouble's...

    For all their apparent simplicity, 10-minute quizzes like the Montreal Cognitive Assessment offer doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions, one piece of information to help determine if trouble's brewing.

    Midwives waiting on proclamation to begin offering services on P.E.I.

    Midwives waiting on proclamation to begin offering services on P.E.I.


    An advocacy group for midwives in the province wants to know what's happening with the legislation that could make it legal for midwives to practice on...

    An advocacy group for midwives in the province wants to know what's happening with the legislation that could make it legal for midwives to practice on P.E.I.

    Health officials urge Vancouver to distribute safe opioids

    Health officials urge Vancouver to distribute safe opioids


    Health officials urged Vancouver city council to push the boundaries and provide a safe supply of opioids to addicts to help curb the opioid...

    Health officials urged Vancouver city council to push the boundaries and provide a safe supply of opioids to addicts to help curb the opioid crisis.