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Cigarette Packs with Graphic Images, Blunt Warnings Are Effective: Focus Groups

Cigarette Packs with Graphic Images, Blunt Warnings Are Effective: Focus Groups

By Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press

Smoking

OTTAWA – One image shows a woman’s torso with a cigarette being burned into her bladder through underwear.

Another depicts a man holding a colostomy bag, adding the words, “You may need to use a bag as a toilet for the rest of your life.”

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Loblaw Recalls No Name Chicken Nuggets Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Loblaw Recalls No Name Chicken Nuggets Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

The Canadian Press

Chicken Nuggets Recall
No Name Chicken Nuggets (CFIA)

OTTAWA – Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain No Name brand Chicken Nuggets due to possible salmonella contamination.

The nuggets were sold in 907 gram packages (UPC code 0 60383 89685 0) and should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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Physicians Urge Ottawa to Pay Another $21B Over Decade for Seniors Health Care

Physicians Urge Ottawa to Pay Another $21B Over Decade for Seniors Health Care

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Emergency Department
Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ont., is shown on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada’s seniors population. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada‘s seniors population.

A new analysis, to be released Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association, is urging Ottawa to provide bigger and bigger annual top-ups to the existing federal health care transfer program.

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Sports Highlights

Some First Responders from Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Get Mental-Health Break

Some First Responders from Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Get Mental-Health Break

By The Canadian Press

Ambulance Humboldt Bus Crash
Emergency crews block the highway near the site of a bus crash near Nipawin, Sask., Friday, April 6, 2018. Paramedic Deanndra King was on a day off, getting ready for a weekend curling bonspiel, when she got the call from her boss about an accident involving a bus.”I didn’t register the magnitude of it,” the first responder from Nipawin, Sask., recalled this week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith)

WASKESIU, Sask. – Paramedic Deanndra King was on a day off, getting ready for a weekend curling bonspiel, when she got the call from her boss about an accident involving a bus.

“I didn’t register the magnitude of it,” the first responder from Nipawin, Sask., recalled this week.

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Health Canada ‘Concerned’ by Cannabis Companies Sponsoring Music Events

Health Canada ‘Concerned’ by Cannabis Companies Sponsoring Music Events

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ontario on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Health Canada is prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Health Canada said Friday it’s prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events.

The federal department said it’s “concerned” about some companies that have engaged in corporate sponsorships and other promotional activities that go against the Cannabis Act.

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Canadians Know Little About the Dangers of Concussions, Federal Survey Suggests

Canadians Know Little About the Dangers of Concussions, Federal Survey Suggests

By Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press

Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) lies on the ice after taking a hit from Washington Capitals’ Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey to gauge the country’s understanding and awareness of concussions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-/Gene J. Puskar)

OTTAWA – Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey.

The online survey, commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada to gauge the country’s grasp and awareness of the concussion issue, found that while 97 per cent of respondents consider it an important health problem, only 51 per cent said they knew where to get information on avoiding one.

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Grande on the Move: Downtown BIZ CEO Tackling Bigger Challenges

Grande on the Move: Downtown BIZ CEO Tackling Bigger Challenges

Stefano Grande
Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, speaks during a news conference at Siloam Mission to unveil the CEO Sleepout participants on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (SHANE GIBSON / FILE)

The boss of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is leaving to take on new challenges this fall.

CEO Stefano Grande has announced he will be leaving the BIZ in mid-September to fill the role of president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

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Dentists Treat You, Not Your Dental Plan

Dentists Treat You, Not Your Dental Plan

Presented by the Manitoba Dental Association:

Manitoba Dentist

DentistYour dentist’s treatment recommendations are based on your dental health needs, not your dental plan.

According to the 2010 Canadian Health Measures Survey, 62% of Canadians have a pre-paid dental benefits plan, but many don’t realize that such group plans are not designed to meet individual dental health needs. Dental plans are a valuable component of extended health benefits and are designed to offset the cost of dental treatment. Understanding how dental plan benefits work can help patients make informed choices in partnership with their dentist or dental specialist.

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Health Ministers Meeting in Winnipeg Want National Pharmacare, But Who Pays?

Health Ministers Meeting in Winnipeg Want National Pharmacare, But Who Pays?

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Kelvin Goertzen
Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health and Kelvin Goertzen, Manitoba Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living are photographed during the Conferences of Federal – Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health in Winnipeg, Friday, June 29, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s health ministers say they are moving closer to a national pharmacare program, but questions remain over who will pay for it and how broad it will be.

After meeting with her provincial counterparts on Friday, federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said different models are being considered by an advisory council led by former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins, who spoke to the ministers.

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