July 10, 2018

Time to ditch the Pap test? Research suggests HPV testing is a better way to spot cervical

Time to ditch the Pap test? Research suggests HPV testing is a better way to spot cervical

Experts say that it makes more sense to test for HPV as a first step to screen for cervical cancer.

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Our Housecall focuses on the IWK

Our Housecall focuses on the IWK

The Housecall looks at a robot at the IWK Health Centre that puts young patients at ease in the hospital’s blood clinic.

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Singing, dancing robot helps ease kids' nerves at N.S. blood clinic

Singing, dancing robot helps ease kids' nerves at N.S. blood clinic

A Halifax, N.S., blood clinic is using a 58-cm-tall humanoid robot that can sing and dance to help calm the nerves of young patients waiting to go in for blood work.

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Camping Safety Tips

Camping Safety Tips

Julie Harrington from Child Safety Link joins us with some safety tips for your summer camping trip.

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Nova Scotia family worries autism wait lists are leaving their daughter behind

Nova Scotia family worries autism wait lists are leaving their daughter behind

Nova Wamboldt is one of 631 children waiting for an autism assessment, according to the IWK Health Centre. For her family, the wait to get help is daunting.

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Australia penalizes parents who don’t vaccinate kids — should Canada do the same?

Australia penalizes parents who don’t vaccinate kids — should Canada do the same?

The country has slapped more financial sanctions on parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

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Study suggests weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep

Study suggests weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep

Babies who are given solid foods as well as breast milk from the age of three months show signs of sleeping better than infants fed only with milk until they are six months old, a new study carried ou

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Canadian breastfeeding advocates alarmed by U.S. opposition to UN resolution

Canadian breastfeeding advocates alarmed by U.S. opposition to UN resolution

Elisabeth Sterken of the Infant Feeding Action Coalition in Canada says a prolonged debate eventually resulted in a watered-down resolution that effectively undermined long-standing efforts to support

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Isolated by their child’s rare illness, parents find connection online

Isolated by their child’s rare illness, parents find connection online

On Facebook, for example, users are able to build open groups dedicated to connecting people and sharing information about individual diseases

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Massive failure in cervical cancer screening prompts Ireland to overhaul testing | CBC New

Massive failure in cervical cancer screening prompts Ireland to overhaul testing | CBC New

Irish health authorities will start screening women for cervical cancer with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) — something a Canadian study recently recommended.

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World health officials stunned at U.S. opposition to breastfeeding resolution | The Star

World health officials stunned at U.S. opposition to breastfeeding resolution | The Star

The Americans also sought, unsuccessfully, to thwart a WHO effort aimed at helping poor countries obtain access to life-saving medicines

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