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Government of Canada proposes new regulations for playpens

From Health Canada Proposed regulations would strengthen requirements for playpens to better protect infants and young children from potential injury or death April 21, 2017 Ottawa, ON Health Canada Playpens are intended to provide a safe playing environment for infants and young children. However, over the years, playpen designs have evolved and there are safety […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201711 Views

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Esgenoôpetitj needs rehab facility, says drug counsellor – CBC

A week after 5 people overdosed on pills that possibly contained fentanyl, many community members struggle Apr 20, 2017 Theresa Bonnell is “expecting a phone call anytime” with news of one of her Esgenoôpetitj First Nation relatives struggling with addiction. “I had a phone call the other morning,” she said. “It was a little after […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 20177 Views

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Health Canada confirms fentanyl in pill seized on New Brunswick First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2017 FREDERICTON _ Health Canada has confirmed a pill seized on the Esgenoopetitj First Nation in New Brunswick contained fentanyl. RCMP say five Esgenoopetitj residents have been hospitalized since April 10 from suspected overdoses of the drug, a powerful synthetic opioid that has killed hundreds in western Canada but is relatively […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 20176 Views

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Fasting triglycerides as a predictor of incident diabetes, insulin resistance and β-cell function in a Canadian First Nation

Background: Diabetes prevalence is substantially higher among Canadian First Nations populations than the non-First Nation population. Fasting serum triglycerides have been found to be an important predictor of incident diabetes among non-indigenous populations. However, there is a great need to understand diabetes progression within specific ethnic groups, particularly First Nations populations. Objective: The purpose of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201717 Views

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Performance Measurement Strategy – 4.1.2 Nutrition North Canada

Strategic Outcome (INAC): The North Strategic Outcome (Health Canada): First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status Strategic Outcome (PHAC): Protecting Canadians and empowering them to improve their health August 2016 Sector (INAC): Northern Affairs Organization Sector (Health […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 20179 Views

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Minister’s Statement – World Health Day – April 7, 2017

From Public Health Agency of Canada Each year on April 7, we mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 by commemorating World Health Day and raising awareness about a specific global health issue. This year’s theme, “Depression: Let’s Talk,” is an international call to action to reduce the stigma attached to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 201715 Views

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Message from the Minister of Health: National Oral Health Month – April 2017

April is Oral Health Month – a good reminder to maintain healthy habits and recognize how good oral health can benefit our overall well-being. Prevention is key. Daily brushing and flossing, not smoking, reducing our daily intake of sugars, and drinking fluoridated water go a long way in lowering the risk of oral health issues […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 201720 Views

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Mental Health First Aid For First Nations – Millbrook FN

Apr 04, 2017 Dates Friday April 28 – 8:30-5pm Saturday April 29 – 8:30-5pm Sunday April 30 – 8:30-12pm Location: Millbrook Community Hall Lunch will be provided Max 20 participants call Carley to register: (902) 890-0656 NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201716 Views

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Celebrating the Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative as Dal looks toward province‑wide services for students – Dal News

March 31, 2017 The reach and impact of Dalhousie’s Aboriginal Health Sciences Initiative (AHSI) over its eight-year run stretches far beyond its small offices and two staff members based in the Mona Campbell Building. After eight years, the program is winding down as initiatives transition to a broader university-wide effort to advance student-focused Indigenous programs. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201730 Views

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Flatter, Leaner Management Structure Implemented for Regional Health Authorities and NLCHI

March 29, 2017 Regional health authorities, along with the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI), today are implementing a flatter, leaner management structure. This follows on the Provincial Government’s approach to flatter, leaner management as outlined in The Way Forward. The organizational changes announced today will result in streamlined operations and reduce the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201722 Views

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