Public Health Agency of Canada

Why I Continue To Get The Flu Vaccine For Myself And My Children

Michelle Driedger | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Driedger

I know the flu vaccine doesn't fully protect me or my family from getting the flu. It is just one of the many strategies that I use during flu season to keep us healthy like frequent hand washing, adequate rest and a balanced diet. Vaccination decisions are a touchy subject for many people, so here's a snapshot of recent research..

Norovirus Hits Hundreds Of Passengers On Halifax-Bound Ship

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada

Over 250 of 915 passengers on the Balmoral had reported being ill as of late Monday.

Universal Autism Screening Is Instrumental To Early Diagnosis

Laurie Mawlam | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Parents
Laurie Mawlam

Over the years, Autism Canada has talked to thousands of parents and there has been a similar refrain. Early diagnosis didn't happen for their children because too many well-intentioned health practitioners and educators dismissed early red flags and parental concerns in favour of a "wait and see" approach.

Costco Offers Hepatitis A Vaccines Over Frozen Berry Recall

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Living

The Public Health Agency of Canada says 13 cases of Hepatitis A have been linked to the product

Syrian Refugees In Canada Face Ongoing Health Challenges: Study

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Politics

"As Syrians integrate into Canada, meeting their longer-term, health-care needs will call for a seamless network of health-care providers, supported by community partners."

Couples Visiting Zika Hotspots Need To Put Pregnancy On Hold

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Parents

A number Canadians and Americans who travelled to the endemic areas have been diagnosed with Zika after returning home.

How To Help Kids Deal With Anxiety

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents

Parenting expert Alyson Schafer shares coping strategies for helping children deal with anxiety.

Some Canadian Travellers Can't Donate Blood Due To Zika Threat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Living

It's only temporary, though.

I'm a Canadian Who Suffers From Mental Ilness - And I'm far From Alone

Brittany Dempster | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living
Brittany Dempster

I recall sitting on the ground at the back of a church in a crouched position. Tears flowed down my face as I whimpered. It was one of those days again -- a day that I did not want to see or talk to anyone; a day that I just wanted to go to sleep and never wake up again.

Canadian Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Frozen Chicken Products

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - The Public Health Agency of Canada says an outbreak of salmonella infections in four provinces has been linked to frozen raw breaded chicken ...

Experimental Drug Healed All Infected Monkeys

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the out...

The Food You Buy at the Grocery Store May Not Be Safe to Eat

Steven Burton | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Business
Steven Burton

According to Public Health Agency of Canada, four-million Canadians will come down with food poisoning this year. Fortunately, most recover but some do not. While some cases result from improper food handling at restaurants or at home, many are caused by products purchased at the grocery store.

How Clean Is The Drinking Water On Your Plane?

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Travel

MONTREAL - The Canadian government is laying out stricter rules to ensure clean water aboard planes, trains and passenger ships for drinking, hand was...

Canada's National Lab Gets A Vial Of H7N9 Flu Virus

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - If all goes according to plan, a vial containing the worrisome new H7N9 virus should arrive at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in ...

Ten Years Later, SARS-Style Pandemic Still Looms

CBC | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Living

Ten years after Ontario declared a provincial emergency over the SARS outbreak, which infected 8,000 people around the world, killing nearly 800, incl...

New Swine Flu Strain May Be Spreading Between People

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada

A new strain of the swine flu virus called A(H3N2) may now be spreading through person-to-person contact, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. ...

Startling Number Of Canadaian

CBC | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada

Hypertension or high blood pressure is projected to affect more than a quarter of Canadian adults within two years, a new study says. Abou...

WATCH: Bat Terrifies Flight Passengers

CP | Posted 10.12.2011 | Canada

ATLANTA - A bat on a flight from Wisconsin to Atlanta last week has sparked a national search for passengers to protect them against possible rabies. ...

Ontario Calls In Federal Expert On C. Difficile

CP | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The federal government has sent a "disease detective" to help Ontario deal with a dangerous outbreak of C. difficile th...