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Invasive meningococcal disease on the rise in some provinces. What to know – National

Cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) are rising in some provinces, prompting health officials to warn Canadians about the serious risks and emphasize the importance of vaccination. Last week, Toronto Public Health reported an increase in IMD cases since the beginning of 2024 in the region. So far this year, there have been 13 reported…

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Dengue fever is on the rise in Europe. Should Canadian travellers worry? – National

Dengue fever is on the rise in parts of Europe with experts linking local outbreaks to an invasive species of mosquito. But with travellers heading to the region for summer, scientists and medical professionals say that though the risk is low, there are still things you can do to stay safe. According to the European…

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4-year-old child in India tests positive for bird flu, WHO confirms – National

By Urvi Dugar and Leroy Leo Reuters Posted June 12, 2024 8:42 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size The World Health Organization on Tuesday said a case of human infection with bird flu caused by the H9N2 virus was detected in a four-year-old child in the eastern Indian state…

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It’s plant-based, but it could still cause health damage, study warns – National

A plant-based diet can offer numerous health benefits, but a new study suggests that the quality of these foods matters significantly. Consuming sugar and chips, although technically plant-based, may increase the risk of heart attacks and premature death. The study, published Monday in The Lancet Regional Health — Europe, found that plant-based ultra-processed foods —…

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Calgary mayor delivers stern warning about water use ahead of Sunday update

Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek did not mince words when speaking to reporters Sunday morning about the city’s ongoing feeder main break repair after visiting the Bowness Community Association and area businesses. Ahead of a 4 p.m. press conference about the water emergency, Gondek said officials need to do a better job at providing updates in…

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COVID-flu shot offers strong immune response in late-stage trial, Moderna says – National

Moderna said on Monday its combination vaccine to protect against both COVID-19 and influenza generated a stronger immune response in adults aged 50 and over when compared to separate shots against the viruses in a late-stage trial. In the study, the combination using messenger RNA technology generated greater antibodies than currently marketed traditional flu vaccines…

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‘Too early’ to lift water restrictions, Calgary officials say

Emergency officials in Calgary say it’s still too early to determine when water restrictions will be lifted following a feeder main break in the city’s water system. Calgary water services director Nancy Mackay joined forces with Mayor Jyoti Gondek and Emergency Management Agency chief Susan Henry on Sunday afternoon to update the public on the…

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Do jet lag apps really work? What to know about the science behind them – National

Jet lag from travelling can be a nuisance if you’re on vacation, a work trip or even returning home. But experts say there are ways to “minimize the misery,” such as using different apps. A growing number of Canadians are hoping to squeeze in a summer getaway this year despite cost-of-living concerns, recent Ipsos polling…

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Liberals table bill that would force health data vendors to allow secure data sharing – National

The federal Liberals moved to streamline and secure health data across jurisdictions Thursday with a new bill that imposes new rules on technology vendors. The bill would require vendors to ensure that health information tech they license, sell or supply as a service is interoperable. That means patients and health-care providers would be able to…

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New eating disorder screening guidelines will ‘shine a light’: experts – National

New guidelines calling on primary-care providers to screen all adolescent patients for eating disorders are being welcomed by health-care professionals and experts, who add that education is still needed to ensure diagnoses aren’t missed. The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) released the recommendations on Thursday, which asked for patients to be screened not only during routine…

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