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Driving innovative digital health care services in Canada

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GATINEAU – The Competition Bureau published recommendations today for increasing the availability and adoption of innovative digital health care services in Canada. Unlocking the power of health data is the first of three reports emerging from the Bureau’s digital health care market study. The in-depth study examined how pro‑competitive policies can foster innovation and bring about greater choice and access to …

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Skin cancer in Canada

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Ottawa – A new study done by McGill University says Canadians living in southern and coastal parts are at higher risk of developing a deadly form of skin cancer. The study is published in the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers in Medicine, where data was collected from 2011 to 2017 for patients with cutaneous melanoma in Canadian provinces and territories.

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Shoppers Drug Mart recalling certain Abbott brand powdered infant formula products 

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada website has issued recall for several powdered infant formula products due to possible microbial contamination. The warning says Shoppers Drug Mart is recalling certain Abbott brand powdered infant formula products from the marketplace due to possible Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella contamination. The products include 964-gram containers of Similac Advance Step 1 Milk-Based Iron-Fortified Infant …

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Canada invests in life sciences with support for MedXL

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Pointe-Claire business receives $2.3 million in financial assistance from CED. Pointe-Claire – Supporting business growth contributes to economic development in Quebec’s regions. That is why Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, on behalf of Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, today announced a repayable contribution of $2.3 million for MedXL. This CED support will enable …

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Health Canada on Decommissioning COVID Alert

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Ottawa – Following a thorough review of COVID Alert, the Government of Canada has decommissioned the application effective today, June 17, 2022. The exposure notification service is disabled and users can delete the app from their devices. The Government of Canada launched the national exposure notification application on July 31, 2020 – a critical point in the COVID-19 pandemic when cases were on the …

Kamal Khera

Marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Gatineau – Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors, issued the following statement: “To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, I am asking you to help protect older Canadians from elder abuse. All older Canadians have the right to live safely and securely, no matter who they are or where they live. Any action by someone in a relationship of trust that …

National Blood Donor Awareness Week

National Blood Donor Week in Canada

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Ottawa – This week is National Blood Donor Week and today, we mark World Blood Donor Day. This day serves to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation in Canada and thank donors who selflessly help others with their lifesaving contributions. For 2022, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is introducing the “Shine a Light” campaign to highlight the need for …

CDC: Monkeypox hard to detect

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WASHINGTON: US health experts of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said recently monkeypox that cases  being detected currently are not displaying the usual symptoms, which makes its diagnosis difficult. Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC, said: “We have seen presentations of monkeypox that are mild and sometimes only limited areas of the body, which differs from the classic …