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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | December 20, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tasked the new federal health minister, Patty Hajdu, with introducing rules to tackle teen vaping, studying the feasibility of a national dental care program, and continuing to implement national...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | December 13, 2019 Health Canada is investigating 92 cases of salmonella across the country linked to pet snakes and rodents, including those used to feed reptiles. Health Canada warned people to avoid kissing reptiles and rodents and to wash...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | December 6, 2019 Health Canada is testing samples of the diabetes drug metformin for a possible cancer-causing impurity after some products in Singapore were found to contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above acceptable limits. Health Canada...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 29, 2019 Canadians waited an average 3.9 hours for emergency care in 2018-2019, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Quebec participated in the study for the first time and reported the longest emergency room wait...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 22, 2019 A case report published in CMAJ described what may be the first documented case of a new form of lung damage from vaping e-cigarettes in a Canadian teen. The patient’s clinical picture suggested possible bronchiolitis...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | November 15, 2019 Canada’s health sector is among the worst in the world in terms of greenhouse gas pollution, according to a policy brief accompanying the latest Lancet Countdown report on climate change and health. Health care is responsible...

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