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The Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines released two new chapters. Learn more about the organization of health services and the way forward for maternity and newborn care in Canada:
#RECALL: Do you have a Konges Sløjd Silicone Baby Mirror Toy Bear Activity Toy? Find out about the recall and what to do:
(2/2) Your reporting helps us monitor the safety of products and could prevent the same thing from happening to others. Report an incident here:
(1/2) #HealthCanada received 2,738 incident reports about consumer products and cosmetics from consumers and industry last year. Read the 2021 Consumer Product Safety Surveillance Report here: #ConsumerProducts #cosmetics #ReportAProduct
#RECALL: Do you have a Stone Coat Countertops Art Coat Resin Kit (1/2 gallon, 1 gallon, 2 gallon)? Find out about the recall and what to do:
There’s more than one type of #cannabis licence. From standard to micro-class, learn more about what your business can do with each licence type:
#HepatitisC remains a public health concern in Canada. Do you know if you might be at risk? Watch and click to learn more about what causes Hepatitis C:
#RapidTests are safe, quick, and easy to use. Apply today to receive rapid tests for your small-medium sized business and help protect your community. More information:
To avoid injury when mowing your lawn, be sure that: ✔️ You’ve inspected your mower before you begin. ✔️ No rocks, sticks, toys or tools are on your lawn before you start. ✔️ The conditions aren’t wet. For more tips: #BackyardSafety
#RECALL: Do you have the For Living 1” Light Filtering Cordless Blinds? Find out about the recall and what to do:
To protect yourself against #Covid19, be sure you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series at least 14 days before your departure and review the travel health notice:
As of August 10, PHAC reports 1008 cases of #monkeypox in Canada: YK (2), BC (85), Alberta (16), Saskatchewan (2), Ontario (478), and Quebec (425). The national investigation continues and additional case reports are expected. Get the latest information:
Looking for help with your substance use? #WellnessTogetherCanada offers many confidential health and social services. Learn more:
In 2020, the genetic code of the virus causing #Covid19 was published. This allowed scientists all over the world to start working together to find a vaccine. Now, COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death. #VaccinesWork
From Jan 31 2023 to Jan 31 2026, adults 18+ in BC won’t be criminally charged for the personal possession of small amounts of certain illegal drugs. Some exceptions apply. This is another tool for BC’s comprehensive response to the #OverdoseCrisis.
It is recommended that adults 18-64 sleep between 7 to 9 hours every night. Following Canada’s 24hr Movement Guidelines can help you get the health benefits of sleep and #PhysicalActivity.
Tell your health care provider which substances – prescription, non-prescription or natural health products – you take. Using cannabis in combination with other other substances can cause side effects and put you at risk of harms.
#RECALL: Taro-Zoledronic acid injection drug, used for osteoporosis and Paget's disease, recalled because it may contain particulate matter:
The impacts of #ClimateChange on food security and safety will vary across Canada, reflecting underlying societal, cultural, environmental, and economic factors. Find out about the links between climate change and health:
Reduce the risk of #WestNileVirus by fixing or replacing old and torn screens in doors, windows, vents and other openings where mosquitoes may get in.
To help reduce the spread of #monkeypox, avoid close physical contact with someone who has or may have the virus. Learn more about reducing the spread here:
Looking for ways to be more active and help prevent chronic disease? Learn about the benefits of #PhysicalActivity and find ways to make daily movement a habit. #LetsMoveCanada
These warm summer days can be hot for anyone. Simple, fitted sleepwear and adjusting the room temperature as much as possible to keep babies comfortable can help them have a #SafeSleep.
Health Canada has published post-market clinical data on the #Covid19 antiviral therapy #Paxlovid:
#RECALL: Kidoozie Brand Play Tents recalled due to Potential Flammability Hazard
We've made it easier for #cannabis businesses to navigate the licensing process under #CDNCannabisReg. Check out our new online guide, which includes handy checklists, forms and templates to help cover your bases:
We spy with our little eye, some pretty cool #science at work! A special team of #researchers at the Public Health Agency of Canada is using #SpaceTechnology to track #diseases. Learn more: @GovCanHealth
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Certain medications increase your health risks in the heat and #sun. Protect yourself when #travelling by speaking to a health professional before you go. Learn more:
#RECALL: Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
#Alcohol isn’t for everyone. If you don’t want to drink on a night out, let your friends know ahead of time so you don’t feel pressured, or try non-alcoholic drinks or ‘mocktails’ instead. More tips:
Planning what you eat can help you eat healthily, save money and cook more often. Get tips from #CanadasFoodGuide to make meal planning easier:
Did you know that #smog levels are often highest during the afternoon? Before you head outside, make sure to check your local Air Quality Health Index! Visit: #AQHI
Canadians from all walks of life may report at least one neighbourhood issue as a problem. This experience is concentrated among those with the lowest socioeconomic status. View the Inequalities in Housing in Canada infographic: #HealthInequalities
#RECALL: Jamp Pharma Corporation is recalling one lot of Jamp-Atorvastatin 40 mg tablets after a piece of latex was found in one tablet from the affected lot:
As of August 5, PHAC reports 957 cases of #monkeypox in Canada: YK (2), BC (81), Alberta (16), Saskatchewan (2), Ontario (449), and Quebec (407). The national investigation continues and additional case reports are expected. Get the latest information:
#ADVISORY: Health Canada warns consumers to watch for and report counterfeit BTNX Rapid Response COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits (25-pack) after fake kits were found in Ontario:
“The courage and resilience of the people living with, and affected by HIV are a source of inspiration for us all.” Catch the highlights of #GoC participation at #AIDS2022:
Get the latest info & updates on #COVID19: See for public health measures & what to do if you feel sick; vaccines & travel, etc.: Read Canada’s COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiology Update:
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Safe travel starts before you leave. Visit a #TravelHealth professional at least six weeks before you go so that you know your risks. #TravelTip
You should avoid giving your child all of the foods above. Look up other foods to avoid as well as safer alternatives.✔️ #VulnerablePopulation #FoodSafety
People vaccinated with a primary series and one or more additional dose(s) of a #Covid19 vaccine had approximately 5 times lower hospitalization rates and 5 times lower mortality rate compared to unvaccinated people.
Recent data indicates that people vaccinated for #Covid19 have lower hospitalization and mortality rates compared to those unvaccinated. For the complete picture, visit:
The 2020-21 #Cannabis Inspection Report provides the results from Health Canada’s inspections of regulated parties, which are done to protect the integrity of Canada's legal cannabis production system. Learn more:
#RECALL: Do you have a DEWALT 12-inch sliding compound miter saw from Stanley Black & Decker Canada? Find out about the recall and what to do:
Health Canada helps support timely access to safe, effective and high-quality health products to maintain and improve health. Learn more about the new health products we approved for sale in 2021 here: #HealthProducts
Breast milk is naturally produced by each mother uniquely for their own baby. Learn about the importance of #breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week: #WBW2022
#Cannabis use during #pregnancy may be associated with premature birth and can impact brain development. It’s best to avoid using all forms of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Find out more:
#HepatitisCantWait and neither can we. It’s estimated that 204,000 people were living with chronic #HepatitisC in Canada in 2019 and many are unaware that they are infected. Watch and click to learn more:
Whooping cough - 93% decrease chickenpox - 99% decrease measles - 99% decrease. #VaccinesWork
Which of the following should you avoid giving your child age five and under? ❌
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