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Health & Wellness

Mother Owes Nearly $1 Million for Daughter's Birth
Health & Wellness  (tags: mothers, babies, birth, debt, United States, Canada )

Tomoko
- 27 days ago - yahoo.com
Childbirth is costly, but this is ridiculous: A mom from Saskatchewan, Canada, owes almost $1 million in hospital bills after she gave birth in the United States.
Canada Leading Global Study Looking at Best Ways to Prevent Inuit Suicide
Health & Wellness  (tags: canada, global study, Inuits, suicide, death, environment, health, humans, investigation, prevention, research, science, society, study, treatment )

Lone
- 48 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Canada is leading an international effort to pull together the most effective ways to prevent suicide among aboriginal youth in the Arctic, an ongoing tragedy across the circumpolar world.
TAKE ACTION! Demand Comprehensive Nat'L Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease...PLEASE SIGN!
Health & Wellness  (tags: TAKE ACTION, Petition, Canada, Bill C221, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemic Disorder, The Sickle In Me Foundation, PLEASE SIGN )

Brian
- 54 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
"The life span of persons with severe sickle cell disease can be reduced by as much as 30 years..." PLEASE SIGN.
Tell Our Government to Side With Science and Stop the Use of Systemic Pesticides (Canadian Action)
Health & Wellness  (tags: Bees, Canada, environment, pesticides, pollinators )

Julie
- 55 days ago - action2.davidsuzuki.org
Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is preparing to give the green light to flupyradifurone, a systemic pesticide which Health Canada say may pose a risk to bees, birds, worms, spiders, small mammals and aquatic bugs.
Sources: WTO Ruled Against U.S. on Country-of-Origin Labeling
Health & Wellness  (tags: WTO, food safety, US, Canada, Mexico, country of origin labeling, ethics, diet, health, news, humans, society, safety, protection )

Carrie
- 119 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The sources say that WTO determined that U.S. rules to place mandatory labels on meat packages identifying where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered were unfair, reinforcing a previous ruling from 2012 that prompted the U.S. to revise its rules.
Experimental Ebola Drug Based on Research Discoveries From Canada's National Lab
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola vaccine, research, Canada, death, disease, drugs, ethics, healthcare, humans, medicine, treatment )

Lynn
- 136 days ago - home.mytelus.com
The experimental Ebola drug given to two American aid workers is based on years of research done at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. ... The drug had never been tested in humans before ...
Canada Taking Steps to Guard Against Spread of Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: Canada, ebola, virus, West Africa, disease, government, health, humans, illness, prevention, protection, safety, risks, warning )

Lone
- 142 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Canada's Deputy Chief Public Health Officer says the risk of an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa spreading to Canada is very low.
COSTCO: Pledge Not To Sell GMO Salmon: Please Sign!
Health & Wellness  (tags: Sign The Petition, GMO's, GMO Salmon, Canada, COSTCO, Ban GMO's, Take Action )

Brian
- 188 days ago - action.sumofus.org
"We have a plan to ensure that Canadians are not the world's guinea pigs for FrankenSalmon -- getting grocery chains like Costco to commit to keep its shelves free of GMO fish." Please sign the petition.
Tell Prime Minister Harper: Don't Sabotage Our Public Health Care ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, Canada, health care, protection )

Cher
- 263 days ago - leadnow.ca
Please join thousands and send a message to your Member of Parliament, Prime Minister Harper, and Health Minister Rona Ambrose: Stop the sabotage! Defend Canada's public health care now. - Then share this with everyone.
Northern Gateway: Canada Must Listen to First Nations ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: wildlife, environment, ecosystems, health, Canada, Northern Gateway Pipeline )

Nancy
- 274 days ago - e-activist.com
What the federal government does next will be a crucial test of its willingness to uphold human rights standards vital to Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world.
Tar Sands Oil Development Is More Toxic Than Previously Thought, Study Finds
Health & Wellness  (tags: Cancer, Risks, Tar Sands, Alberta, Canada, #DirtyOil, #NoTarSands )

Brian
- 319 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), persistent chemicals that are released during tar sands mining and processing and that have been associated with cancer.
Climate Change Rattles Mental Health of Inuit in Labrador
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, research, CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARMING, investigation, protection, treatment, prevention, illness, mental health, Canada, Labrador )

Michael
- 344 days ago - cbc.ca
Researchers studying the mental health and well-being of Inuit populations in coastal Labrador say rising temperatures are having damaging psychological effects on people in traditional communities.
Canada To Launch Billion-Dollar Marijuana Free Market This Week
Health & Wellness  (tags: medical marijuana, Canada, Body-Mind-Spirit, medicine, interesting )

Cal
- 446 days ago - npr.org
Canada is ushering in what it projects to be a $1.3 billion medical marijuana free market this week, as it replaces small and homegrown pot production with quality-controlled marijuana produced by large farms
Pesticide Linked to Bee Deaths to Get Tighter Regulation
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, bees, pesticides, Canada, protection, government, warning )

Michael
- 462 days ago - cbc.ca
The Canadian government is trying to quell growing worries about pesticide dust killing millions of bees by introducing changes for crop farmers, but some beekeepers call it a "Band-Aid" solution.
CANADA SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER
Health & Wellness  (tags: Canada, Fukushima, CFIA, seafood, food, ethics, health, government, risks, safety, society, study, warning, humans, environment, news )

Carrie
- 468 days ago - vice.com
"In British Columbia there is some monitoring and publication of radiation levels of foods being brought in from Japan, but there is no publication of radiation levels of food being caught from our shores," says Frank, adding the CFIA's last report...
 

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