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  • Alberta First Nation issues alert following dozens of drug overdoses

    Alberta First Nation issues alert following dozens of drug overdoses0

    STAND OFF, Alta. _ An Indigenous community in southeastern Alberta has issued a community alert following dozens of suspected opioid overdoses, including one death. The Blood Tribe Police Service says it responded to 22 overdoses between Tuesday and Thursday. And the Blood Tribe EMS says it responded to more than 50 calls during the same

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  • How the opioid crisis is disrupting hospital care (TheConversation-Opioid-H)

    How the opioid crisis is disrupting hospital care (TheConversation-Opioid-H)0

    This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Stephen Archer, Professor, Head of Department of Medicine, Queen’s University, Ontario; Chris Smith, Associate Professor of Medicine. Division Head, General Internal Medicine, Queen’s University,

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  • TRC heard concerns about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women: Sinclair

    TRC heard concerns about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women: Sinclair0

    OTTAWA _ The Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard concerns about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women during its years-long examination of Canada’s residential school legacy, Sen. Murray Sinclair said Thursday as he joined a chorus of calls for a national investigation on the issue. Sinclair, who chaired the commission, said cases brought to his commission’s attention

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  • First Nations summit in Halifax focuses on self government, self determination

    First Nations summit in Halifax focuses on self government, self determination0

    HALIFAX _ First Nations leaders from across Canada are gathering in Halifax today for a regional summit on self-governance, with a focus on finding a pathway to nationhood for Indigenous Peoples in the Atlantic region known as Mi’kma’ki. In a keynote address to hundreds of delegates, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said

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  • Children with arthritis lack vitamin D

    Children with arthritis lack vitamin D0

    This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Authors: Alan Rosenberg, Professor, University of Saskatchewan; Hassan Vatanparast, Professor Public Health, University of Saskatchewan, and Sarah Finch, PhD Candidate in Nutrition and Registered Dietician, University

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  • Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

    Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN0

    OTTAWA _ The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care. That’s the conclusion of the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Puras. He wrapped an 11-day visit to Canada Friday. He says most Canadians enjoy a good standard of care

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