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2012-08-07 02:29:44

OTTAWA, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Episode 3 of the Public Health Agency of Canada's video series Something you ate? is now available online. Tales from the Lab takes viewers into our National Microbiology Laboratory where scientists use leading-edge technology to identify the DNA "fingerprint" of a bug causing illness such as Salmonella or E. coli. If you missed episodes 1 and 2, you can view them on the PHAC website and YouTube channel. We invite you to watch and share the videos with...

2012-08-03 10:21:28

Providing Families More Accurate Information About the Food They Eat OTTAWA, Aug. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - New allergen labelling regulations for most foods sold in Canada will take effect today. The new regulations, which were announced on February 14, 2011 by The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, will help parents and Canadians who suffer from food allergies make more informed choices about the foods they buy. "Our government is committed to supporting parents and all...

2012-07-31 06:26:01

Partnership will help improve health services Factsheet: Health Canada investment in broadband connectivity SASKATOON, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Government House Leader, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Federal Minister of Health, today announced the government will partner with SaskTel and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) to bring broadband connectivity to 83 First Nations health centres and nursing stations in...

2012-07-30 10:24:17

OTTAWA, July 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Health Agency of Canada has launched its video series Something you ate? The four-part series explains how the Agency detects and investigates outbreaks of foodborne illness, also commonly known as food poisoning. The first two episodes are now available. Episode 1: Outbreak Response--The Big Picture (response summary)Episode 2: Tracking the Source (epidemiological investigation) The videos were developed to help Canadians understand how...

2012-07-27 02:28:04

OTTAWA, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ -The issue: On July 24, 2012, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) announced a recall of several models of strollers due to the death of a 6-month old baby by entrapment and strangulation in 2004. The affected strollers were manufactured in a variety of colours between January 2004 and September 2007. While the models of Peg Perego strollers recalled in the U.S. were not sold in Canada, similar models were distributed in...

2012-07-25 10:23:39

OTTAWA, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Further to our previous communications, Health Canada is advising Canadians that four products promoted for weight loss have been seized from "U-Box," a store in Burnaby, B.C. Health Canada testing has identified they contain hidden drug ingredients (sibutramine and phenolphthalein) that may pose serious health risks. Caffeine was also found in some of the products and was not listed on the product label. Caffeine may pose health risks to people...

2012-07-19 06:26:00

OTTAWA, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - For chinese version click here: http://files.newswire.ca/1043/Chinese.pdf The issue: "Vine Essence" has been recalled after testing by Health Canada identified a quantity of lead that exceeds Departmental acceptable limits and low levels of undeclared acetaminophen. Infants, young children, pregnant women and breastfeeding women are particularly at risk. Short-term exposure to lead may lead to vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma or even death. While...

2012-07-18 10:26:05

UPDATE - July 18, 2012: In recognition of the potential difficulty over the summer holiday period of certain interested Canadians in providing input before August 8, 2012, submissions will be accepted until September 7, 2012. OTTAWA, July 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Health Canada, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, will conduct a research study that will explore the relationship between wind turbine noise and health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, people living near wind...

2012-07-17 06:27:11

OTTAWA, July 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, joined by Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, today welcomed double-lung transplant recipient Hélène Campbell home to Ottawa, and praised her achievements in raising awareness about organ transplant donations in Canada and around the world. "Hélène's remarkable story has helped to shine the light on organ donation," said the...

2012-07-16 06:27:21

OTTAWA, July 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health will be joined by Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton and Hot 89.9 host Jeff Mauler to welcome home Hélène Campbell, double lung transplant recipient. They will raise awareness of the importance of organ donation in Canada....