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BC Children's and Sunny Hill
August 30, 2012
With school about to start, parents are bracing for the battle over packed lunches. Parents want to provide food that’s healthy while kids often ask for processed or junk food.
PHSA
August 23, 2012
Health authorities in British Columbia are acting on the advice of Dr. Perry Kendall, B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, and implementing measures to better protect patients and seniors from being exposed to influenza.
BCCDC
August 23, 2012
The BC Centre for Disease Control supports the decision by health authorities to require health care workers who come into contact with patients to get the influenza vaccine or wear masks during the flu season as part of an expanded prevention program.
BC Cancer
August 21, 2012
A BC research team has identified a set of molecular markers that can better determine whether individuals with oral pre-cancerous lesions are at high risk of having those lesions progress to oral cancer.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
August 15, 2012
With reports of toddlers falling out of windows during the past few weeks, BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Ambulance Service strongly urge parents and caregivers to install proper safety latches on windows.
BCCDC
August 1, 2012
Higher temperatures mean more mosquitoes, and the BC Centre for Disease Control is warning that some of them may carry West Nile Virus.
BC Cancer
July 30, 2012
People in Surrey and surrounding communities looking for information about cancer now have a new resource to answer their questions.
BCCDC
July 27, 2012
The BC Centre for Disease Control is encouraging people to get tested for hepatitis as part of an awareness campaign for World Hepatitis Day on July 28. The focus of this year’s international campaign is on hepatitis A, B and E. In British Columbia, an estimated 60,000 people are infected with hepatitis B and are at risk for developing liver disease, liver failure or liver cancer.
BCCDC
July 26, 2012
The BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding the public there’s a risk of illness associated with eating raw or undercooked bivalve shellfish such as oysters, clams, mussels, scallops, and cockles. Shellfish may accumulate bacteria (Vibrio parahaemolyticus), viruses (norovirus, hepatitis A), and toxins (paralytic shellfish poisoning, diarrhetic shellfish poisoning) or other impurities present in the water. Thorough cooking destroys bacteria and viruses, but does not destroy toxins.
BC Cancer
July 25, 2012
Paediatric cancer patients are one step closer to being treated with new, less toxic and more precise drug therapies. In partnership with clinicians at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Ontario and 46 cancer centres around the world, scientists at the BC Cancer Agency’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) are obtaining a DNA-level understanding of medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood cancer.

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