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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...

2014-08-18 08:25:30

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian parents look to structured activities to get their kids moving, but let's not forget about the importance of free, unstructured play. The before-, during- and after-school periods are opportune times for spontaneous, outdoor play and getting to and from places on foot. For back-to-school, ParticipACTION provides parents with a few backpack must-haves to encourage their children to be active throughout the school day. "Sport leagues, programs and school...

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...

2014-07-22 12:29:29

The epitome of style, design and accessibility; created for everyone. TORONTO, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Making waves the world over, The Bradley timepiece gives users the power to touch time! The Bradley, created for people who are blind or partially sighted, makes it possible to discreetly tell time without everyone knowing you're checking the time. Now available in Canada only through Shop CNIB while supplies last. Named for an ex-naval officer and gold-medal Paralympian, The...

2014-07-02 16:24:37

Easier-to-Read Labels Improves Patient Safety OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada today finalized new plain language labelling regulations that will help improve the safe use of drugs by making drug labels and packaging information easier to read and understand, as promised in the 2013 Speech from the Throne. The Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Labelling, Packaging and Brand Names of Drugs for Human Use) were published today in Canada...

2014-06-24 12:28:03

Dr. David Naylor named head of federal advisory panel that will explore how the Government of Canada can foster innovation, improve patient care and sustainability of the healthcare system TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today officially launched her new Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. The Minister named Dr. David Naylor to chair the panel, which is made up of prominent Canadians from across the country providing a range of perspectives...

2014-06-23 16:25:25

OTTAWA, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has requested that two Canadian distributors - Vivicell Distribution, Inc. and Cellfood Canada - stop sale of and recall Cellfood, an unauthorized health product manufactured by Nu Science Corporation. This product has an eight-digit natural health product number (NPN80004392) appearing on its label; however, this NPN was issued for a different Nu Science product. As such, it is Health Canada's view that the labelling of...

2014-06-17 08:24:32

ParticipACTION releases a 'Play List' to celebrate the second annual Longest Day of Play TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Rejoice! The first day of summer - and the longest day of the year - is almost here, and after a long, dark Canadian winter, it deserves a warm welcome. So, on June 21, ParticipACTION encourages families to clear their schedules, get outside and play on the Longest Day of Play. With only seven per cent of kids aged five to 11 meeting the Canadian Physical Activity...

2014-06-16 20:22:21

Supports Government's commitment in the 2013 Speech from the Throne OTTAWA, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced the Government's consultation on a proposal to regulate tamper-resistant properties for prescription drugs that are at a high risk of abuse, including controlled-release oxycodone. The announcement follows the Government's commitment in the 2013 Speech from the Throne to expand its National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS)...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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