Create breast implant registry, health committee says in new report – National

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 30, 2023 2:43 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size The House of Commons health committee is echoing long-standing calls from plastic surgeons and patient advocates for a national breast-implant registry to prevent illness and problems linked to the medical devices. The committee says in a … Read more

‘We were duped’: Health minister vows to close ‘loophole’ on flavoured nicotine pouches

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Canada’s health minister says he’ll act quickly to shut down a “loophole” after Health Canada approved the sale of flavoured nicotine pouches with no restrictions on how the product is advertised or sold. “There are very serious questions about what the tobacco industry is doing here and what their intention is. And it would seem … Read more

Pogues singer Shane MacGowan dead at 65


Shane MacGowan, the singer and main songwriter for the Pogues, who fused punk energy and traditional Irish music but whose lifestyle often overshadowed his musical contributions, has died. He was 65. “It is with the deepest sorrow and heaviest hearts that we announce the passing of Shane MacGowan,” his wife Citoria Mary Clarke, sister Siobhan and father … Read more

Palestinians in Israeli prisons face dwindling rights, escalating violence, say human rights groups

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While the ceasefire and exchange of prisoners and hostages between Hamas and Israel in recent days has provided a rare period of optimism in the seven-week-long war, it has also shone a light on the conditions of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons. As of Tuesday, 60 Israeli hostages held by Hamas and 180 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons had … Read more

988 hotline for those facing mental health crisis launches across Canada

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Canada’s 988 hotline, which gives people access to suicide prevention services via call or text, went live on Thursday. People in every province and territory who are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate, real-time support can use the three-digit number. Similar to 911 for accessing fire, police and medical emergencies, 988: Suicide Crisis … Read more

A family’s agony waiting for word on Canadian feared to be a Hamas-held hostage

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There is little known about Judih Weinstein Haggai’s fate since Hamas fighters crossed into southern Israel nearly eight weeks ago and launched a wave of surprise attacks. The Oct. 7 events saw roughly 240 people taken hostage by Hamas, according to Israeli authorities. Weinstein Haggai, a Canadian, is feared to be among those individuals.  But her family cannot say precisely what … Read more

Man, 19, faces manslaughter charges in shooting deaths of 2 Edmonton police constables

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A 19-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in the deaths of Edmonton Police Service constables Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan, who were gunned down in March while responding to a family dispute at an apartment complex in the city’s northwest. Dennis Okeymow has been charged with three counts of manslaughter and three counts of negligence causing death in the deaths … Read more