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Public health guidelines aim to lower health risks of cannabis use

Evidence-based recommendations are endorsed by several national organizations OTTAWA, June 23, 2017 — Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, released today with the endorsement of key medical and public health organizations, provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users to reduce their health risks. The guidelines, based on a scientific review by an international team of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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Government of Canada Invests $100,000 to Accelerate Medical Research & Spur Innovation in Northern Ontario

June 23, 2017 – Sudbury, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to help Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) encourage entrepreneurs and industry professionals to pursue product development opportunities within the healthcare sector. The initiative aims to connect entrepreneurs with clinical trials and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 20178 Views

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Working together to build A Food Policy for Canada

June 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities. Today, over 250 participants, with diverse expertise on food issues, are wrapping up a unique two-day Summit in Ottawa, marking an […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 20174 Views

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Wapekeka plea for help as suicide of child renews fears of death pact – Toronto Star

Northern First Nation band declares state of emergency over mental health crisis Wapekeka First Nation has declared a state of emergency after the suicide of 12-year-old Jenera Roundsky last week sent 35 kids into a mental health crisis and ignited fears that a suicide pact that gripped the community in January still exists. Wapekeka band […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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Statement – On National Aboriginal Day Take Concrete Steps Towards Reconciliation – Mental Health Commission of Canada

OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 – On behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), Louise Bradley, President and CEO, made the following statement. “National Aboriginal Day is a time for all people in Canada to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across our country. We know that historical […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20174 Views

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Media Advisory – Launch of new public health guidelines to lower the health risks of cannabis use

Media Advisory – Launch of new public health guidelines to lower the health risks of cannabis use ​Evidence-based recommendations are endorsed by several national organizations TORONTO and OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 – Canada has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world – but cannabis use comes with a range of health […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20173 Views

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CAMH researchers discover brain inflammation in people with OCD

CAMH researchers discover brain inflammation in people with OCD TORONTO, June 21, 2017 – A new brain imaging study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows for the first time that brain inflammation is significantly elevated – more than 30 per cent higher – in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) than in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20174 Views

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CMA: National Aboriginal Day – Today and every day

Ottawa, June 21, 2017 – As we mark National Aboriginal Day, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) would like to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. National Aboriginal Day is a timely occasion to celebrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. It is the hope of the CMA that all Canadians can carry forward […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 20177 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Indigenous people in receiving High- quality Fire Protection and Prevention Training

June 20, 2017   –  Thunder Bay, Ontario  –  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada supports fire safety awareness and education, invest in fire services, and maintains the partnerships that promote fire prevention and protection on reserve. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced $195,000 in funding […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201711 Views

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BR Indigenous Suicide Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 20, 2017 OTTAWA – A House of Commons committee looking at the issue of indigenous suicide is urging the federal government to make sure aboriginal communities have resources available 24-7. A report includes a total of 28 recommendations. During its study, the committee heard from over 50 indigenous youth […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 20172 Views

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