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2014-09-17 20:22:19

OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Affected product(s): Homelite and Earthwise 20-inch cordless electric lawn mowers Product description: This recall involves Homelite and Earthwise cordless 24 Volt battery and 20 Amp electric lawn mowers. The mowers have a 20-inch (51-centimetre) cutting width and come with a 3-in-1 side discharge/mulch/bagger. The brand names "Homelite" or "Earthwise", "3 in 1" and "20"" appear on the front of the mowers. The following lawn mowers are...

2014-09-17 20:22:10

OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada has taken the precautionary step of asking IPCA Laboratories in India to voluntarily stop shipment of products to Canada based on a review of a recent good manufacturing practices (GMP) inspection report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where they identified falsification and manipulation of data issues at the company. IPCA has not disputed the FDA findings with Health Canada. The FDA has not issued a recall of any of the...

2014-09-17 12:27:40

Government of Canada Invests in Quebec First Nations Health WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Wendake First Nation and the Government of Canada today announced the inauguration of Wendake's Marie-Paule Sioui-Vincent Health Centre. Health Canada provided $3.1 M to support the construction of the new health centre and the facility will be operated by the Wendake First Nation. The health centre is part of an integrated facility that enables the community to expand primary healthcare and...

2014-09-16 12:29:58

Supporting the Panel's commitment to seek input from public and stakeholders OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation, created by Minister Ambrose and chaired by Dr. David Naylor, today launched a Canada-wide consultation on healthcare, with the goal of engaging healthcare leaders, experts and the public in the conversation. The consultation includes an online questionnaire to seek the views of Canadians, as well as a request for written submissions from...

2014-09-05 16:23:21

TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - From coast to coast, Canadian adults are not meeting requirements for magnesium intake. According to Health Canada, rates of deficiency cluster around 50% across provinces, spiking as high as 65% in Newfoundland and Labrador. Deficiency climbs as we age, too; a solid majority of seniors are coming up short. What does such widespread deficiency mean for Canadians? It means we lodge more health complaints of the common kind: poor sleep, no energy,...

2014-08-21 12:29:50

New labels will help improve food safety for Canadians OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef (MTB) to help consumers know when they are buying MTB products and how to cook them. Starting today, all MTB products sold in Canada must be clearly labelled as "mechanically tenderized," and include instructions for safe cooking. The new labels will emphasize the importance of cooking MTB to a minimum...

2014-08-20 16:24:47

OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Serious allergic reactions to food often happen without warning and can quickly become life threatening for some children. What you should know As many as 1.2 million Canadians have food allergies and this number may be increasing, especially among children. Up to six per cent of children are estimated to have food allergies. The symptoms of allergic reactions can range from mild skin irritations and hives to breathing difficulties and loss of...

2014-08-13 12:28:30

Educating and engaging young people in meaningful activities to help prevent illicit drug use in our communities WELLAND, ON, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced $511,053 of federal funding under the Government's National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS), for the "C'est mon choix" project that will help prevent illicit drug use and prescription drug...

2014-08-06 16:28:42

Input will help shape the role of public contributions to orphan drug approvals OTTAWA, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced today that the Government of Canada has launched a pilot project targeting patient input from Canadians with rare diseases to help inform future reviews of orphan drugs. As announced in October of 2012, Health Canada has been developing an Orphan Drug Framework to spur innovation and research into new treatments...

2014-07-25 12:24:46

Part of the Government's comprehensive approach to tackle prescription drug abuse OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today issued a national Call for Proposals to improve the prescribing practices for prescription drugs that have a high risk of abuse or addiction. Health Canada will devote $3.6 million to support the development of evidence-based practices for appropriate prescribing of the most commonly abused classes of...


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