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Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...n regulations and a real plan from the federal and provincial governments to clean up the Lakes. The toxics can really add up, said Freeman. Fish from the supermarket, from the chip stand and from the Great Lakes all contain various concentrations of harmful contaminants, which all together can have serious ...

Move To Ban Asbestos Welcomed

... has not been put on the political stage either by provincial governments or by the federal government he added.... silence,'' states Sass, who has been lobbying the provincial government to ban the use of asbestos products in Saskatchewan. Sass will also be appearing before...

Insecurity Jepardising WFP Initiatives in Western Afghanistan

...ue to work with Government authorities at central, provincial and district level, as well as our own transporters, to enable deliveries to resume, hopefully as soon as possible," Corsino added. WFP currently has 14,800 metric tons of food ready to move in Quetta, Pakistan, with transporters and trucks availab...

Dengue Deaths Sweeping Cambodia Highlight Healthcare Failures

...ied. Un Sam Ath says he wanted to send them to the provincial hospital in Kompong Cham city, about three hours down a dirt road pitted with deep muddy holes. "But their families were too poor to afford the trip. We have no ambulance and transport is a problem," he explains. "We are so worried about the comi...

China Claims Viral Outbreak Contained

...aid, citing Bao Wenhui, the deputy director of the provincial health department. A 2-year-old girl diagnosed as a probable hand, foot and mouth patient died on April 29, but no other deaths have been reported since, Xinhua said. Shandong Province recorded 2,477 cases of hand-food-mouth disease in 2005, incl...

Study on Bioactive Paper That can Detect Life Threatening Bacteria and Viruses

...ies, nine industry partners, and other federal and provincial government for the development of the bioactive paper, said the idea stemmed in the wake of the SARS outbreak and the anthrax scare in the US. "What bioactive paper will offer are immediacy, portability and low-cost in detecting and repelling or de...

TB and Measles Scare in Canada Now

...sdiction through a local medical health officer or provincial authorities who can issue orders to prevent an infectious person from travelling. Federal officials can invoke the Quarantine Act, as they did in this case, to stop someone from boarding a plane and leaving the country to expose others to an infect...

Earthquake Kills Three, Injures 290 in Southwest China

...ion of 120,000 residents, said a spokesman for the provincial civil affairs department. The local seismic bureau had recorded 14 aftershocks of at least 2.5 magnitude by 10:50 a.m. The strongest occurred at 10:49 a.m. with a magnitude of 5.1, centred at 23.02 degrees north and 101.06 degrees east. Residents...

Flush Water Pipes to Reduce Lead Contamination Risk, Schools Told

...180 homes tested in Toronto since Jan. 1 20 under provincial orders 14 had water with lead exceeding the recommended maximum. Environment Minister Laurel Broten immediately ordered all Ontario schools and daycares built before 1990 when lead solder for pipes was banned to run their taps daily for at least f...

Fangs Taken Out of Canadas Bill 29

...constitution. The victory judgment against the provincial government which was supporting the Bill 29 that allowed the government to privatize support work while negating union contracts, has been hailed by union and labor leaders from all fields. The bill was passed in 2002 to provide labor flexibility, by...

Tiny Lives Snuffed Out Due To Bad Plumbing

... linked to insufficient disinfection procedures at provincial hospitals. Dr. Benoit Cousineau, of McGill University's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, says there is little chance of a pseudomonas outbreak similar to the virulent strains of C. difficile that have caused an estimated 2,000 deaths in Q...

Cancer – Flushes Flesh and Fund

...o the best drugs.” It is no longer news that the provincial government does not sponsor the drug needed to treat metastatic breast cancer. Patients encounter huge charges for treatment ranging from $16,000 to $24,000. Some people get lucky and receive the go ahead from the government, depending upon the merit...

Tougher Smoking Ban for British Columbia Smokers

...s, public athletic and recreational facilities and provincial buildings. According to Abbott, the law will al...cco use kills more than 6,000 people and costs the provincial economy $2.3 billion, while provincial taxes on tobacco account for only $700 million in annual reve...

Sword Removed from Thai Teenager's Face

...concert in Sakeow city, 160 km east of here. Two provincial hospitals refused to remove the sword, citing lack of proper equipment and expertise, forcing Rannachai's parents to transfer him to Chulalongklorn Hospital. Source-IANS...

Chinese Province Offers Free Treatment to HIV/AIDS Patients

...traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Addressing a provincial health meeting that ended Friday, Yang Hongsheng, ...l of the province's 129 counties, according to the provincial health bureau. The province had 48,591 people living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2006, accounting ...

China Confirms New Human Bird Flu Case

...ever, cough and expectoration Feb 18. Tests by the provincial disease control and prevention centre showed that the patient was infected with the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus. The patient is said to be receiving treatment at a local hospital and is in a critical condition. She was confirmed to have made ...

China Permits Anti-AIDS Campaigner to Accept US Award

...ecline the invitation, Gao was detained at home by provincial authorities. The incident prompted international condemnation, including from the US government. Gao on Saturday remained uncertain as to whether the trip would yet take place. "The official told me I could, but who knows if I really can travel,"...

UN Sends Medicine to Afghanistan

...aternal health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS by training provincial health caregivers on treating malnourished children. It will also fund programmes to increase polio immunizations and vaccines against measles and tetanus. The UNICEF project also aims to build 246 new schools, develop textbooks for students in gr...

Is the Drug Plan, Favoring Politicians?

...ich are approved by Health Canada to be covered by provincial and federal drug plans. However, failing that, it is simply unacceptable that there isn't even full coverage of the 28 drugs recommended by the government's own Common Drug Review. We believe Canadians deserve better and are owed an answer."...

SARS Report on Health Workers

...es in hospital practices, disease surveillance and provincial public health and emergency legislation. Some of the recommendations included: using every precaution available, whether scientifically proven or not; Planning and rehearsing the orderly hospital closures; Developing a system to track patients leavin...

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