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2014-06-20 16:22:57

OTTAWA, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - This public health notice has been updated to include 8 additional cases that have been added to the investigation. There are now 52 cases in four provinces (BC, AB, ON, QC) involved in this investigation and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated the food recall warning to include additional information for chia seed products. Why you should take note ------------------------------ The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating...

2014-06-18 16:26:37

Government of Canada partnering with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to expand Active Start and FUNdamentals programs OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Public Health Agency of Canada has partnered with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to increase opportunities for children living with intellectual disabilities to participate in physical activity. Special Olympics Canada currently runs two...

2014-06-05 12:31:36

This public health notice has been updated to include 18 additional cases that are now under investigation in four provinces: BC, AB, ON, QC. There are now 27 cases involved in this investigation and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has expanded the food recall warning to include additional brands of sprouted chia seed products. OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note ------------------------------ The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating...

2014-06-02 20:22:20

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with Provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of salmonellosis related to snakes and rodents used to feed reptiles, such as mice, also known as feeder rodents. The risk to Canadians is low, but anyone who is around snakes and their food could be at risk if they don't take proper precautions to protect their health. The Agency will update Canadians...

2014-05-31 16:20:20

OTTAWA, May 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with Provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Health Canada to investigate nine Canadian cases of Salmonella infection linked to the consumption of dried sprouted chia seed powder. Sprouted chia seed powder is made from ground, dried chia seeds. As a part of this investigation, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food...

2014-05-28 04:24:16

Canadians need to protect themselves more from dangerous ultraviolet rays TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Melanoma skin cancer is one of the fastest rising of all cancers in Canada; Canadians need to do more to protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a special report on skin cancer. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. Skin...

2014-04-15 12:30:37

OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament for Saint John, will announce funding to Horizon Health Network on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, federal Minister of Health. Date Thursday, April 17, 2014 Time 11:00 AM Location Saint Joseph's Hospital 130 Bayard Drive, 5(th) floor Saint John, New Brunswick SOURCE Public Health Agency of Canada

2014-04-04 12:27:12

Initiative aims to help women at high risk and their health care providers TORONTO, April 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, Stella Ambler, Member of Parliament for Mississauga South, announced a new High Risk Breast Cancer Project, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, which aims to increase awareness and understanding among women, health care providers and the general public about the factors that place women at high risk...

2014-04-03 12:29:59

OTTAWA, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, Stella Ambler, Member of Parliament for Mississauga South, will make an announcement related to breast cancer during Breast Fest, a Rethink Breast Cancer Event. Media are invited to the formal remarks, as well as to tour the world-renowned SCAR Project exhibit, a series of 30 large-scale portraits of young women who have experienced breast cancer, or took proactive measures to...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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