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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)...

2014-06-16 16:25:49

Amended Vanessa's Law advances transparency commitments OTTAWA, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada welcomes amendments that would strengthen transparency in the proposed patient safety legislation Vanessa's Law (Bill C-17). Since introduction in December 2013, Vanessa's Law has received broad support from members of Parliament, stakeholders and healthcare groups in recognition of the important drug safety improvements that it would deliver, should it become law. The...

2014-06-16 12:29:21

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is urging investors to be cautious when considering investing in medical marijuana stocks. A significant number of reporting issuers have announced their intention to begin growing and selling medical marijuana, in conjunction with new regulations enacted by the Government of Canada as of April 1, 2014. While some have touted medical marijuana as a significant new sector for investment, the CSA has observed...

2014-06-05 08:29:17

TORONTO, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The TD Summer Reading Club through the CNIB Library for children with print disabilities launched this week. Ten per cent of Canadians have disabilities that prevent them from reading traditional print (this includes visual, physical and learning disabilities), and over 550,000 of these readers are children. CNIB's partnership with the TD Summer Reading Club helps ensure these kids have the chance cultivate their love of reading in an encouraging,...

2014-05-16 16:24:43

Furthering commitment to transparency and openness in its decision-making processes OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today Health Canada launched a public consultation process to solicit feedback on a revised version of Safety Code 6. This Safety Code is Health Canada's guideline for recommended human exposure limits to radiofrequency electromagnetic energy, the kind of energy given off by various electronic devices such as cell phones and Wi-Fi, as well as broadcasting and cell...

2014-05-01 08:36:24

TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - "You have cancer." To an estimated 500* Canadians a day, their family, friends and caregivers, these three words change lives. To help Canadians manage through a cancer diagnosis, Eli Lilly Canada is launching Lilly Oncology On Canvas Canada, an art competition that honours the physical and emotional journeys Canadians face when dealing with cancer. "A cancer diagnosis can be just as emotional as it is physical," says Dr. Joan Bottorff from the...

2014-04-09 12:31:36

OTTAWA, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has seized the unauthorized drug, "L-Showm Weight Loss Pills", being sold at the U-Box store, located at 2809-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC. Health Canada testing found that it contained an undisclosed ingredient, phenolphthalein. Phenolphthalein, which was previously used as a laxative, is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because it may cause cancer. Additional side-effects associated with phenolphthalein include...

2014-04-09 08:29:38

New initiatives driving better health outcomes by helping to shape lifestyles to prevent cancer and chronic diseases TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - More than 100 organizations across Canada are uniting as partners in a series of projects designed to improve the health of Canadians by preventing chronic disease. In phase two of the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative, a total of $15.3 million is being invested in eight projects to address issues...

2014-04-08 12:32:56

Health Canada posts Diane-35 Safety Review Summary and works with partners on a prescriber checklist as first step OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today delivered on a commitment to begin transparently publishing drug safety reviews. The Minister committed to providing Canadians with access to Health Canada drug safety reviews with the posting of a summary of the safety review of the acne treatment Diane-35. This is the first...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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