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MHCC report outlines training and education recommendations to improve interactions between police and people with mental illness

VICTORIA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released a new report outlining 16 recommendations for police...

Aug 25, 2014, 11:00 ET

Information Update - Home canning - prepare it safely

OTTAWA, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Home canning is a popular and safe way to preserve food for later use. Jams, pickles, soups, sauces, meat...

Aug 21, 2014, 11:42 ET

Government of Canada Announces Mandatory Labelling of Mechanically Tenderized Beef

New labels will help improve food safety for Canadians OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced new labelling...

Aug 20, 2014, 13:30 ET

Information Update - Allergens and food safety at school - What's in your child's lunch?

OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -  Issue Serious allergic reactions to food often happen without warning and can quickly become life threatening...

Aug 18, 2014, 10:56 ET

Minister Ambrose addresses the 147th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Medical Association

Announces Government Action to Enhance Safe Use of Opioids OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health...

Aug 18, 2014, 10:25 ET

Information Update - Label changes for controlled-release opioid pain medicines encourage more targeted prescribing and safer use

OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising healthcare professionals and Canadians that it has implemented labelling changes for...

Aug 16, 2014, 16:55 ET

Health Canada Statement on the Health Risks to Youth of Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use

OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada regularly undertakes evidence-based communications to raise awareness about serious public health...

Aug 16, 2014, 15:08 ET

Information Update - Apotex recalling one lot of Apo-Mycophenolic Acid due to French labelling error

OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Apotex, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling one lot (KY6601) of Apo-Mycophenolic Acid due to a package...

Aug 13, 2014, 15:10 ET

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella infections related to sprouted chia seed powder

Updated August 13, 2014 This notice has been updated to include 4 additional cases and to communicate the closing of the...

Aug 13, 2014, 10:46 ET

Harper Government Supports Drug Prevention Project for Vulnerable Youth in Niagara, Hamilton, and Burlington

Educating and engaging young people in meaningful activities to help prevent illicit drug use in our communities WELLAND, ON, Aug. 13, 2014...

Aug 12, 2014, 21:45 ET

Government of Canada donates experimental Ebola vaccine to World Health Organization

Treatment may help ongoing outbreak response in West Africa OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today...

Aug 06, 2014, 15:00 ET

Minister Ambrose Announces Patient Involvement Pilot for Orphan Drugs

Input will help shape the role of public contributions to orphan drug approvals OTTAWA, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose,...

Jul 31, 2014, 13:50 ET

Health Canada - Note to editors

OTTAWA, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada today released the July 2014 issue of the Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN). This issue...

Jul 25, 2014, 13:00 ET

Information Update - Safe use of topical antiseptics for preoperative and preinjection skin preparation

OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is reminding healthcare professionals, caregivers and consumers of the safe use of topical...

Jul 25, 2014, 09:45 ET

Minister Ambrose Takes Steps to Address Safe Prescribing Practices for Drugs Prone to Abuse

Part of the Government's comprehensive approach to tackle prescription drug abuse OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose,...

Jul 23, 2014, 11:00 ET

Government of Canada shows international leadership to Addressing HIV/AIDS

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20th International AIDS...

Jul 22, 2014, 16:15 ET

Information Update - Drinking Raw Milk: It's Not Worth the Risk

OTTAWA, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Some Canadians may believe that pasteurization harms milk and that raw milk is a safe and healthier...

Jul 18, 2014, 13:54 ET

Minister Ambrose to attend 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia

Building on achievements and exploring new ways to find a cure for HIV/AIDS OTTAWA, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister...

Jul 15, 2014, 14:00 ET

Information Update - Possible cardiovascular problems associated with testosterone products

OTTAWA, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising patients and healthcare professionals of new safety information regarding testosterone...

Jul 14, 2014, 13:09 ET

Government of Canada proposes changes to nutrition information on food labels

Minister Ambrose launches consultations and asks Canadians for feedback on new labels EDMONTON, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona...