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Unsanctioned overdose prevention site opens in Toronto neighbourhood after province freezes funding

Unsanctioned overdose prevention site opens in Toronto neighbourhood after province freezes funding

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A grassroots group of drug users, healthcare workers and activists say they will open an unsanctioned overdose prevention site in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, just weeks after the province announced it would "pause" funding for future sites across the province. The Toronto Overdose Prevention Society (OPS) announced the move in a press release Monday, saying the decision is a direct…
Medical marijuana: Should it stay or should it go after pot is legalized?
Air quality plummets in Metro Vancouver as wildfire smoke blankets South Coast
Health Canada expands recall of some heart, high blood pressure drugs
Health Canada expands recall of some heart, high blood pressure drugs
Exercise tied to better mental health, but more is not necessarily better

Exercise tied to better mental health, but more is not necessarily better

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Adults who exercise have better mental health than those who do not, according to a cross-sectional study in the Lancet Psychiatry. Researchers examined data on 1.2 million adults who completed the CDC's Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System survey between 2011 and 2015. Overall, participants reported that they had experienced an average of 3.4 days in…
3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life

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An estimated 78 million babies — or three in five — are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO in a new report. Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income…
CARE Bangladesh champions multi sectoral approach to tackle malnutrition

WHD 2018

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Asgar Ali Hospital commemorates World Hepatitis Day Asgar Ali Hospital commemorated World Hepatitis Day (July 28, 2018) focusing on this year’s theme “Time to Test, Time to Treat, Time to Cure”. The day was celebrated with a rally. The rally was participated by Prof. Dr. Zabrul SM Haque, CEO and Director Medical Services, Consultants of…
CARE Bangladesh champions multi sectoral approach to tackle malnutrition

CARE Bangladesh champions multi sectoral approach to tackle malnutrition

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In the remote haor areas in Sunamganj, Bangladesh, a band of community actors are working in collaboration with different stakeholders, from different sectors to create a resistance against malnutrition. Nasima is one such Community Health Care Provider (CHCP), who enquires and confirm antenatal services and Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) tablet consumption of pregnant mothers…