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Jul 08, 2015, 15:21 ET Harper Government Announces Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group

EDMONTON, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose announced the members of the Autism Spectrum Disorder...


Mar 19, 2015, 13:12 ET Harper Government and Heart and Stroke Foundation continue their work to install AEDs in recreational hockey arenas across the country

Over 750 installed in Ontario alone through National AED initiative WATERDOWN, ON, March 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of the...


Mar 17, 2015, 14:04 ET Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation deliver on commitment to install AEDs in recreational hockey arenas

Devices continue to be installed across the country NORTH SAANICH, BC, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Following an event yesterday in North Vancouver to...


Mar 16, 2015, 17:13 ET Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation continue installing AEDs in recreational hockey arenas across Canada

Over 1,600 already installed through National AED initiative NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose,...


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 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 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...


Jan 30, 2015, 12:35 ET Government of Canada and British Columbia confirm additional case of H7N9 avian influenza in Canada

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor and Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia's Deputy...


Jan 26, 2015, 18:22 ET Public Health Notice Update: H7N9 avian flu

Why you should take note OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Since the first notification at the end of March 2013, China has been reporting to the...


Jan 26, 2015, 15:03 ET Government of Canada and British Columbia confirm case of H7N9 avian influenza in Canada

B.C. case is the first documented case of H7N9 in humans in Canada OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health,...


Jan 23, 2015, 09:01 ET Government of Canada and Government of New Brunswick continue to work together to strengthen domestic preparedness for Ebola

Ebola Rapid Response Team conducts planning exercise with provincial public health officials FREDERICTON, Jan. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's...


Jan 16, 2015, 09:43 ET Minister Oliver announces investment in a community-based chronic disease prevention initiative for St. James Town

A diverse partnership designed to improve the health and well-being of residents TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Joe Oliver,...


Jan 13, 2015, 13:53 ET Government of Canada deploys a third mobile laboratory team to provide enhanced Ebola clinical testing in Sierra Leone

WINNIPEG, Jan. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor,...


Jan 11, 2015, 17:36 ET Public Health Notice Update - United States Outbreak of Listeria infections related to pre-packaged caramel apples that may have been distributed in Canada

OTTAWA, Jan. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) and the Food and...


Jan 09, 2015, 16:13 ET Top six Play Exchange finalists to be showcased on CBC tonight

Minister Ambrose encourages Canadians to tune in and cast their votes for the winner OTTAWA, Jan. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - It's finally here! Over the past...


Jan 09, 2015, 14:45 ET Public Health Notice Update - United States Outbreak of Listeria infections related to prepackaged caramel apples that may have been distributed in Canada

OTTAWA, Jan. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) and the Food and Drug...


Jan 08, 2015, 14:19 ET Government of Canada announces healthier weights program in the Yukon and Northwest Territories

WHITEHORSE, YT, Jan. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Member of Parliament for Yukon, Ryan Leef, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of...


Jan 08, 2015, 10:30 ET Government of Canada announces program to promote healthier weights among First Nations and Métis children

LONDON, ON, Jan. 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women,...


Dec 29, 2014, 10:00 ET Public Health Reminder: Seasonal Flu

OTTAWA, Dec 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Why You Should Take Note Seasonal influenza (the flu) is a serious illness that infects millions of...


Dec 23, 2014, 14:50 ET Public Health Notice - United States Outbreak of Listeria infections related to prepackaged caramel apples that may have been imported into Canada

OTTAWA, Dec. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) and the Food and Drug...


Dec 23, 2014, 13:02 ET Public Health Agency of Canada appoints new Scientific Director General of the National Microbiology Laboratory and Laboratory of Foodborne Zoonoses

Clinical microbiologist Dr. Matthew Gilmour appointed to the role OTTAWA, Dec. 23, 2014 /CNW/ -The Public Health Agency of Canada today announced...


Dec 19, 2014, 18:28 ET Government of Canada announces on-the-ground support for the Ebola outbreak response in Sierra Leone

Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone OTTAWA, Dec....


Dec 19, 2014, 10:42 ET Minister Ambrose announces winning submissions for The Play Exchange's ACTIVE AT SCHOOL Challenge

Government of Canada's Play Exchange and Canadian Tire Corporation invest in local ideas from across Canada to help get children and youth...


Dec 15, 2014, 13:30 ET Government of Canada Co-Hosts Roundtable with Health Professionals on Family Violence and Child Abuse

Minister Ambrose announces "Stop Family Violence", an online resource for health professionals and the public WINNIPEG, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW/...