Category Archives: Preventative Medicine

Health Canada warns of the dangers of topical benzocaine products

Health Canada is reminding Canadians, including parents and caregivers, about health risks associated with the use of topical benzocaine products, including a rare but potentially serious blood condition known as methemoglobinemia (MetHb). Health Canada continues to receive reports of benzocaine-related adverse reactions, including MetHb. We continue to evaluate the safety of benzocaine products in light […]
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Stay food safe this Holiday Season

Canadians traditionally enjoy gathering with family and friends for parties, pot lucks, and family gatherings over the holidays and these gatherings regularly generate leftovers. Health Canada would like to remind all Canadians of some basic steps they can take to ensure that leftovers are eaten safely to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness during […]
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High blood pressure treated by nerve zap

Some people who couldn’t get their blood pressure under control through medication have found relief from an experimental treatment that shows promise as a permanent fix for the condition. The treatment uses radio waves to zap nerves near the kidneys that fuel high blood pressure. The radio waves damage certain nerves and cause key arteries […]
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Health Canada pulls Meridia® from the Canadian market

Health Canada takes Meridia off the Canadian market.
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Only 40% of Canadians received the H1N1 vaccine.

In spite of all the media attention and millions of dollars of advertising by the federal government, only 4 in 10 Canadians bothered to get the H1N1 Vaccination, Statistics Canada health analysis division said.
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