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CFIA: Cantaloupes recalled over Salmonella concerns

CFIA: Cantaloupes recalled over Salmonella concerns

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling cantaloupes sold under two brand names because of the possibility of salmonella contamination. According to Health Canada, Freshpoint Vancouver Ltd. is recalling Del Monte and Sysco Imperial Fresh brand cantaloupes. The fruit was sold in 12 packs, three packs, and individually in B.C., Alberta, and Manitoba. Read More »

Ontario has first confirmed case of Zika, says chief medical officer

Ontario has first confirmed case of Zika, Report

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health has confirmed the province’s first case of the Zika virus. Dr. David Williams said Friday that the patient is a person who had recently travelled to Columbia, but provided no further details. “Ensuring that Ontarians are fully informed about emerging and infectious diseases such as Zika virus is a priority,” Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer ... Read More »

Right gut bacteria may protect against malnutrition, says new Research

Scientists study link between mood, mental health and gut bacteria

New study suggested manipulating what kinds of bacteria live in the gut might lead to a new way to treat children suffering chronic malnutrition. The tens of trillions of microbes living in the gut are major players in human health. So-called friendly intestinal bacteria promote health, but disruptions in our resident microbes also have been linked to childhood malnutrition, an ... Read More »

Edmonton now home to two breast milk drop sites (Video)

Edmonton now home to two breast milk drop sites (Video)

What was once the marketing slogan for the dairy industry is now a plea directed at Edmonton mothers, who are being asked to make an unconventional donation. Alberta Health Services announced Thursday that a new site has opened in the city for women to donate breast milk, which is then given to sick and premature babies. The Lois Hole Hospital ... Read More »

Heartburn drugs linked to dementia, says new Research

Heartburn drugs linked to dementia, says new Research

A popular group of heartburn drugs may be linked to dementia in seniors. People who regularly took proton-pump inhibitors, which includes drugs such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, were 44 percent more likely to develop dementia compared with people who didn’t, according to the study, which used survey data of more than 73,000 people 75 years or older. Read More »

Organic milk, meat richer in omega-3, New Study Finds

Organic milk, meat richer in omega-3, Study Finds

Organic milk and meat contain 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic produce, a study has found. Analysing data from around the world, the team led by Newcastle University, reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and meat, especially in terms of fatty acid composition, and the ... Read More »

Surgeries cancelled for the week: Eastern Health

Surgeries cancelled for the week: Eastern Health

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Health Minister says Eastern Health made the right decision to postpone surgeries at St. John’s hospitals after finding stains on towels used in operating rooms. Eastern Health said in a news release earlier this week that elective surgeries had to be delayed due for two days due as a precaution. Read More »

Cancer Treatment: Vaccine using patient’s own cells could stop disease returning “Report”

Cancer Treatment: Vaccine using patient’s own cells could stop disease returning

Vaccine-like treatments could one day be used to prevent people from developing cancer, new study has found. Researchers identified and tracked rare immune system cells that could be programmed to keep cancer at bay over a period of many years. The “stem memory” T-cells would keep patrolling the body looking out for enemy tumour cells. When any are encountered, they ... Read More »

University of Calgary research links junk food to overeating

University of Calgary research links junk food to overeating

Just one day of gorging on junk food could derail your best-laid diet plans for up to a week, according to a new research from the University of Calgary. A recent research using mice, conducted by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the U of C, has discovered that a high-fat, sweetened diet can rapidly rewire the reward circuits in the ... Read More »

IVF drug funding could be reduced in Quebec, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says

IVF drug funding could be reduced in Quebec, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says

Quebec could reduce funding for medications used in fertility treatments next month, four months after it ended publicly funded fertilization procedures, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says. Health Minister says it’s possible the drugs won’t be reimbursed directly any longer under the provincial drug plan, with the cost of the medication possibly being folded into a tax credit. That’s what the ... Read More »