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Government of Canada proposes new regulations for playpens

From Health Canada Proposed regulations would strengthen requirements for playpens to better protect infants and young children from potential injury or death April 21, 2017 Ottawa, ON Health Canada Playpens are intended to provide a safe playing environment for infants and young children. However, over the years, playpen designs have evolved and there are safety […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201716 Views

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New weapon in fight against antibiotic resistance discovered – UM Today

April 20, 2017 — Scientists at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre and the University of Manitoba have developed a drug that combats 2 of the top 10 “priority pathogens” recently defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as antibiotic-resistant bacteria requiring new interventions. The drug, dubbed PEG-2S, has received a provisional patent, and its […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 20177 Views

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Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada? – Thompson Citizen

April 21, 2017 In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and countless others, we have grown accustomed to seeing people who are homeless walk among us, often in the shadows, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness. Simply put, we’ve become desensitized to the everyday […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 20179 Views

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Fasting triglycerides as a predictor of incident diabetes, insulin resistance and β-cell function in a Canadian First Nation

Background: Diabetes prevalence is substantially higher among Canadian First Nations populations than the non-First Nation population. Fasting serum triglycerides have been found to be an important predictor of incident diabetes among non-indigenous populations. However, there is a great need to understand diabetes progression within specific ethnic groups, particularly First Nations populations. Objective: The purpose of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201721 Views

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Finance Minister Puts Manitoba Spin on New Shoe Tradition

April 11, 2017 Finance Minister Cameron Friesen participated in a made-in-Manitoba version of the ‘new shoes on budget day’ tradition for Canadian finance ministers, opting to forego new shoes for himself in favour of a personal donation from members of the government to the Manitoba chapter of The Shoebox Project for Shelters. “Manitobans are renowned […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201716 Views

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Performance Measurement Strategy – 4.1.2 Nutrition North Canada

Strategic Outcome (INAC): The North Strategic Outcome (Health Canada): First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status Strategic Outcome (PHAC): Protecting Canadians and empowering them to improve their health August 2016 Sector (INAC): Northern Affairs Organization Sector (Health […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201721 Views

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Forbes Bros. Ltd and Metis N4 Construction Sponsor Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund’s Upcoming Gala in Support of Children’s Hospital Foundation

April 10, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – Power line construction group, Forbes Bros. Ltd, and the Manitoba Metis Federation’s (MMF) construction affiliate, Metis N4 Construction, presented matching sponsorship cheques in the amount of $15,000 to the Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund (MMHF) at the MMF Home Office on April 5, 2017. The $30,000 sponsorship will help support […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201715 Views

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MKO launches mobile mental health crisis response and community wellness teams – Thompson Citizen

April 7, 2017 Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) announced that it has launched a mobile mental health crisis response team during a youth and leadership conference on mental health in Winnipeg March 30. The team is being supported through three-year interim funding of $10 million that the federal government announced in June of last year as […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 201717 Views

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There’s always a little light’: Indigenous youth find hope in the face of suicide – CBC

Cross Lake community in northern Manitoba declared state of emergency last year after 5 deaths Apr 07, 2017 Every morning before 8 a.m., before 500 high school students arrive at Mikisew High School in Cross Lake, principal Anna McKay prays quietly alone in her office. In those prayers, her mind turns to the struggles of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 201713 Views

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Minister’s Statement – World Health Day – April 7, 2017

From Public Health Agency of Canada Each year on April 7, we mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 by commemorating World Health Day and raising awareness about a specific global health issue. This year’s theme, “Depression: Let’s Talk,” is an international call to action to reduce the stigma attached to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 201716 Views

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