C-sections: 5 things women need to know

Caesarean deliveries, or C-sections, can either be planned or the result of complications during labour. Either way, experts say women should know what this type of birth entails. In April 2018, the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that more than 103,000 C-sections were performed in Canada between 2016 and 2017, resulting in a rate of 28.2 per cent of […]

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Indigenous hockey coaches give blood in hopes of finding stem cell match for young Manitoba boy

Canadian Blood Services has partnered with Hockey Gives Blood for a month long stem cell campaign. Members of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines hockey team got to find out their blood type and #GetSwabbed to join the stem cell registry Saturday at CBS. The team got to meet 5-year-old Tanner McLeod, an Indigenous boy who needs a stem cell transplant. Tanner was […]

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Worksafe BC hands out largest fine in British Columbia history

Forensics Psychiatric Hospital in Port Coquitlam, B.C. has been given the largest fine in the history of the province by Worksafe BC. The penalty? $646,304.88. BC Nurse’s Union President Christine Sorensen said this comes after two incidents last spring. “There were two nurses who were working at Forensics Psychiatric hospital [and] were assaulted while they were trying to province care,” said […]

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As Opioid Crisis Continues, More Donor Organs Carry Hepatitis C

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 — Add another hardship to the many already triggered by the opioid epidemic: More donated organs infected with the hepatitis C virus. “The ongoing U.S. opioid crisis has resulted in an increase in drug overdose deaths and acute hepatitis C virus infections, with young persons (who might be eligible organ donors) most affected,” explained a team […]

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Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health condition commonly affects older adults in hospitals, and it often occurs after the use of antibiotic medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C. difficile led to almost half a million infections among patients in the United […]

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