Providing assistance to Nova Scotia against extreme flooding

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Ottawa – Extreme flooding in Nova Scotia has resulted in evacuations, damaged properties and critical infrastructure, and most tragically, loss of life. On Sunday, July 23rd, Bill Blair, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, approved a Request for Federal Assistance from the Province of Nova Scotia to assist with their response to this …

Raising Awareness of Dementia in Canada

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Understanding dementia, overcoming stigma, and reducing risk factors Placentia – About four in ten Canadians indicate that they would feel uncomfortable telling their employer, neighbours, or others within their community, about a dementia diagnosis. This finding highlights the stigma surrounding dementia, which can influence the way others see people living with dementia and how they see themselves. With almost 474,000 …

Modelling projections for opioid-related deaths to Dec 2023

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Ottawa – The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) released new modelling projections of the number of opioid-related deaths that may occur in the coming months. The results of the model suggest that, under some scenarios, the number of opioid-related deaths through to December 2023 may remain high or may decrease, but not to levels seen before the onset of …

Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and cure

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Ottawa – Statistics Canada, in partnership with the National Microbiology Laboratory from the Public Health Agency of Canada, continues to collect the Canadian Wastewater Survey (CWS) to better understand the levels of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the wastewater of five Canadian municipalities (Metro Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montréal, and Halifax). As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, this survey continues to provide valuable …

Helping advance work on breast cancer screening in Canada

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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care updating 2018 breast cancer screening guideline Ottawa – Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among women living in Canada. Over the past few days, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force), held an in-person meeting during which they discussed next steps in …

Canada marks Stroke Awareness Month

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Ottawa – Canada marks Stroke Awareness Month to highlight and recognize the signs of stroke, the treatments available, the research that is underway, and the support for those impacted by strokes and their families. Strokes are one of the leading causes of death and disability in Canada, with over 900,000 stroke survivors in this country. We know that stroke disproportionately …

Vaccine confidence through community-led initiatives by Métis 

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Ottawa – The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recognizes that community-driven initiatives are fundamental to understanding the roots of vaccine hesitancy and fostering confidence in vaccination.  As such, PHAC has partnered with community organizations to support increased access to credible and culturally appropriate information and education on vaccines, helping individuals make informed vaccination choices for themselves and their families. …

Domestic dog tests positive for avian influenza in Canada

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Ottawa – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Public Health Agency of Canada issued the following joint statement: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease, confirmed on April 1, 2023, that a domestic dog in Oshawa, Ontario has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The domestic dog was found to have been …

Chlamydia, gonorrhea, infectious syphilis in Canada and cure

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Ottawa – The Public Health Agency of Canada collects information on reported cases of sexually transmitted infections (STI) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and infectious syphilis through the Canadian Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (CNDSS). Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic affected the demand for and access to services related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, including testing. This likely impacted new chlamydia, gonorrhea and …

Working Together to Prevent Suicide in Canada

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Ottawa – Suicide is a serious public health issue that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Every year, approximately 4,000 people die by suicide in Canada, with each loss leaving a profound impact on individuals, families and entire communities. As Canada’s first federal Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, I am pleased to share the 2022 Progress Report on the …