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Manitoba Workers comp to cover PTSD

Manitoba Workers comp to cover PTSD

Changes to the Workers Compensation Act that recognize PTSD as work-related occupational disease come into effect in the new year. President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour Kevin Rebeck recognizes that while it’s not a very common disease, getting people help is critical. “For those that it does happen to, that aren’t covered right now, that’s their whole world. It ... Read More »

Skin-to-skin contact helps save the lives of Newborn, New Study

Skin-to-skin contact helps save the lives of Newborn, Study

Newborns who get prolonged skin-to-skin contact with mom while they’re in the hospital may have better survival odds, a new meta-analysis finds. The meta-analysis combined studies which examined the effect of kangaroo mother care (KMC) or skin-to-skin care, typically practiced with exclusive breastfeeding, on neonatal outcomes. The most dramatic reduction in mortality rates was for low birth weight or preterm ... Read More »

Dove Snickers Recall: “80000 Bags Of Holiday-Themed” Dove Chocolates Recalled From Walmart Stores

Dove Snickers Recall: 80000 Bags Of Holiday-Themed Dove Chocolates Recalled From Walmart Stores

A recall was issued on Friday for Dove-brand chocolate snowflakes that might be mixed in with Snickers, Milky Way or Twix pieces. The announcement states, this is a seasonal item only sold at one major retailer with stores across the U.S. The release states, the item is a purple 24 oz. bag clearly marked with DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes branding ... Read More »

Home birth with midwife not riskier than hospital birth, research finds

Home birth with midwife not riskier than hospital birth, research finds

For women with low-risk pregnancies, babies delivered at home with a midwife are at no greater risk of harm than those born in hospital with a midwife’s assistance, an Ontario study has found. The study, published by the CMAJ Monday, compared almost 11,500 planned home births and the same number of planned hospital births in Ontario over three years to ... Read More »

Heidi Loughlin: Baby Of Mum Who Delayed Chemo Has Died

Heidi Loughlin: Baby Of Mum Who Delayed Chemo Has Died

Heidi Loughlin, who gave birth 12 weeks early before starting course of herceptin, announces death of Ally Louise on her blog. Heidi Loughlin was just three months pregnant when diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. Doctors recommended she should start a strong course of chemotherapy, which would have been harmful to her unborn child. The 32-year-old, ... Read More »

Carbon monoxide leak at restaurant sends Eight people to hospital

Carbon monoxide leak at restaurant sends Eight people to hospital

Eight people were taken to hospital, including one child, after a carbon monoxide leak at a North York restaurant late Sunday night. Around 10:30 on Sunday night, Paramedics and Toronto fire services were called to a restaurant at 101 Ravel Road near Finch and Leslie. The initial call was for the suspicion of a carbon monoxide leak. Upon crews arrival, ... Read More »

Bothwell shredded cheese recalled due to Listeria contamination

Bothwell shredded cheese recalled due to Listeria contamination

Five kinds of Bothwell shredded cheese are being pulled amid fears of possible Listeria contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there have been no reported illnesses. The CFIA warns consumers not to eat the affected products and warns hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes not to sell or use them. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned ... Read More »

Ontario Delaying Ban of E-Cigarettes in Public Places

Ontario Delaying Ban of E-Cigarettes in Public Places

The province is delaying its plans to ban vaping in public spaces. New regulations were supposed to go into effect January 1st, but Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla is telling reporters that it will be delayed until later in the year. However, the ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors under the age of 19 will still go into place for ... Read More »