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Double agent: glial cells can protect or kill neurons, vision

Scientists have identified a double agent in the eye that, once triggered, can morph from neuron protector to neuron killer. The discovery has significant health implications since the neurons killed through this process results in vision loss and blindness.

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Published on : 01 Feb 2010

Vitamin D supplements could fight Crohn's disease

A new study has found that Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn’s disease. John White, an endocrinologist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, led a team of scientists who present their findings about the inflammatory bowel disease in the latest Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2010

Young Adults and the H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Young Adults and the H1N1 Flu Vaccine - Vaccine Myths and Facts

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Published on : 11 Jan 2010

News Release - January 6, 2010

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Government of Canada, has announced it will be providing five million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Mexico to help bridge that country's immediate pandemic vaccine requirements.

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Published on : 06 Jan 2010

Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Families during the H1N1 Flu Virus

Feelings and Reactions to Stressful Events. How You Can Help

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Helping Caregivers Cope with the H1N1 Flu Virus

The H1N1 flu virus may mean that caregivers have to work longer hours and they may have to help those they care for manage the physical and emotional issues associated with the H1N1 flu.

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Helping Teens Cope with the H1N1 Flu Virus

Some Reactions to Expect.How You Can Help. Focus On What They Can Do To Stay Healthy. If Your Teen Gets the H1N1 Flu. If Teens are Babysitting a Child with Flu Symptoms

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Helping Children Cope with the H1N1 Flu Virus

If Your Child Gets the H1N1 Flu. How You Can Help

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Published on : 04 Jan 2010

Guidance for expanded use of oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) in children under one year of age in the context of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009

This guidance has been updated based on current scientific evidence, expert opinion and the Interim Order, issued by the Federal Minister of Health, permitting the expanded use of oseltamivir for the influenza A H1N1 virus in children under 1 year of age

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Published on : 23 Dec 2009

Holiday Health Tips

The holiday season is the perfect time for germs and illnesses like the H1N1 flu to spread.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2009

Travellers and the H1N1 Flu Virus

Many Canadians will be travelling this holiday season. Airplanes, trains, cruise ships and buses mean close and crowded quarters and are ideal places for germs to spread.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2009

Guidance: Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Occupational Health Management for all Health Care Settings

This guidance document has been developed to provide guidance for the occupational health (OH) and infection prevention and control (IPC) management of health care workers (HCWs) and other staff to prevent the transmission of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Flu Virus in all settings where health care is provided.

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Published on : 15 Dec 2009

Notice To The Media - December 15, 2009

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, federal Minister of Health, along with Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, and Dr. Danielle Grondin, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness at the Public Health Agency of Canada, will provide an update on the H1N1 flu virus.

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Published on : 15 Dec 2009

Guidance for Remote and Isolated (RI) Communities in the context of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak

This document can be used by community health planners, public health departments, regional health authorities and the provinces and territories, as well as health care providers who work with remote and isolated communities.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2009