Friday, May 9, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday May 9 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Polio, a public health emergency: WHO

The world has come close several times to eradicating the crippling disease that is polio, but a resurgence of the virus in several countries has prompted the World Health Organization(WHO) to declare an international public health emergency.

‘Tantalizingly close’ to eradication

“Polio is something that only lives in humans. The vaccine works extremely ...

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National Nursing Week - Working in the Arctic

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North

National Nursing Week kicks off in Canada on Monday, May 12 and runs until May 18.

In honour of the hundreds of nurses working in Canada's remote northern regions, we bring you one of Eye on the Arctic's most popular features, ...

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Canadian Leilani Farha appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing

Canada's Leilani Farha has been chosen by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to be the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing. Farha is the Executive Director of the not-for-profit group Canada Without Poverty (CWP).

In the deliberations towards her appointment a consultative group of the Council wrote it "was impressed by Ms. Farha’s passion for ensuring ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada: April's unemployment rate unchanged but underemployment lowest since 2001

Canada's government gathering agency Statistics Canada reported Friday (May 9) that the unemployment rate in April was unchanged from March at 6.9%, even though employment decreased by 29,000 jobs compared to March, 2014.

According to the agency's Labour Force Survey, in April, employment was down in the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Prince Edward Island, while ...

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Mother's day: Canadians like their mothers; dads don't fare as well

In Canada, and many other countries, the second Sunday in May is called “Mother’s day” a time for children to show appreciation to their mothers.

This year it occurs on May 9th.

A recent survey however has shown that mothers get more appreciation than fathers.  In fact more people participate in Canada day than “Father’s day”.   Earlier this ...

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Canada's National Day of Honour

The Canadian government has declared today as the “National Day of Honour” to commemorate the end of the Canadian presence in Afghanistan and to honour the military personnel who served, and those who died..

With a 12 year presence in that country, it was the longest Canadian involvement in war with 40,000 tours of duty ...

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Eating more fruit, vegetables reduces stroke risk

Eating 200 grams of fruit a day—the equivalent of two small apples—can cut the risk of stroke by almost one third, according to a review of 20 studies.

Most Canadians eat one or two servings of fruit and vegetables in a day. The Canadian government’s official food guide suggests adults eat seven to ten servings ...

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Sedentary lifestyle riskier than smoking for some

For women aged 30 and older, being a couch potato could be more hazardous to their heart health than smoking or being overweight, says researchers in Australia.

Canadian women are less likely to take up exercise and stick with it. They are also more likely to become inactive as they get older. Men are not much more ...

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Broadcasters to political parties: Do not use our content in your ads without our permission

Almost all of Canada's major broadcasters are cracking down on political parties using their material in advertising, according to a report by CBC journalist James Fitz-Morris.

"As news organizations, the use of our content in political advertisements without our express consent may compromise our journalistic independence and call into question our journalistic ethics, standards and objectivity," the broadcasters wrote. ...

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