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Feb 24, 2015, 13:57 ET

Consumer Product Update: Health Canada warns of potential risks of tattoo removal products

OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Issue: Health Canada is warning consumers of potential risks of using tattoo removal products. In Fall 2014,...

Feb 20, 2015, 15:41 ET

Alert: Philips Lifeline recalls the non-breakaway neck cord version of Lifeline Personal Help Button pendants

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ -  Affected product(s): Non-breakaway neck cord versions of the Lifeline Personal Help Button pendants. ...

Feb 20, 2015, 14:02 ET

Joint statement from the Minister of Health and the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on Immunization and Public Awareness

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Immunizing Canadians against preventable diseases is of the utmost importance. We continue to play an active...

Feb 20, 2015, 10:30 ET

Harper Government Announces $100M Investment to Support Victims of Violence and Their Children

Investment focuses on helping communities and health professionals to prevent, detect and combat family violence and child abuse. TORONTO, Feb....

Feb 13, 2015, 20:14 ET

Advisory - Unauthorized health products that may pose health risks removed from sale by Health Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Two unauthorized health products (shown below) that may pose serious health risks were removed from...

Feb 12, 2015, 16:44 ET

Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation on their way to goal of installing AEDs in 2,000 recreational hockey arenas in Canada

Over 1300 already installed across the country through National AED initiative ST. ALBERT, AB, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Rona...

Feb 12, 2015, 13:51 ET

Public Health Notice: Measles

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Cases of measles have been reported in Canada.  Measles is relatively rare in Canada...

Feb 12, 2015, 13:14 ET

Information update - Skin-cancer drug Zelboraf (vermurafenib): new warning on the risk of pancreatitis

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ -  A new warning has been added to the Canadian prescribing information for the skin-cancer drug Zelboraf...

Feb 12, 2015, 11:24 ET

Harper Government launches new online tool for drug safety information

Easy to use, consumer-friendly Drug and Health Product Register will make it easier to find health product information to better protect the health...

Feb 11, 2015, 15:21 ET

Information Update - Infant botulism and honey

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - In Canada, honey is the only food which has been linked to infant botulism – a rare but serious illness that is...

Feb 11, 2015, 12:34 ET

Government of Canada Passes New Regulations to Enhance the Level of Protection for Workers Handling Hazardous Materials in the Workplace

Regulatory changes deliver on key Regulatory Cooperation Council initiative OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Government of Canada...

Feb 10, 2015, 13:30 ET

Harper Government Announces Requirement for Reporting of Drug Shortages

Providing clear and concise information on drug shortages to help ensure the health and safety of Canadians VANCOUVER, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ -...

Feb 05, 2015, 10:00 ET

Minister Ambrose participates in National Health and Fitness Day Roundtable - Supporting the Government of Canada's commitment to promote physical activity for health

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, is taking part in a National Health and Fitness Day Roundtable...

Feb 04, 2015, 09:46 ET

Minister Ambrose announces boost in fight against cancer - New research aimed at preventing cancer and improving care for patients

TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today marked World Cancer Day by announcing over 80 innovative...

Feb 03, 2015, 15:00 ET

The Government of Canada announces return of a mobile laboratory from Kailahun, Sierra Leone

WINNIPEG, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, today...

Feb 03, 2015, 12:42 ET

Information Update - Food Allergy Awareness

OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Food allergies affect over 1.4 million Canadians, and this number is increasing. Allergic reactions to a food can...

Feb 03, 2015, 09:55 ET

Government of Canada Reveals New Research on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use

Results show smoking remains at all-time low OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada published today the results of the 2013...

Feb 03, 2015, 06:32 ET

Nothing to sneeze at: New poll shows majority of Canadians tough it out, but common cold still causing costly headaches for the healthcare system

OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - According to a new survey by Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada), 77% of Canadians who recently suffered...

Feb 03, 2015, 06:00 ET

Free VIDEO B-ROLL AVAILABLE VIA CNW - Unnecessary doctors' visits contribute to excessive health costs

Not all Canadians use common sense when treating the common cold TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video...

Feb 02, 2015, 18:28 ET

Steering the success of BC First Nations Health Transfer in BC

OTTAWA, Feb. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake, First Nations Health Council Chair...