Panel warns of superbug deaths; Health Canada reviewing allergy drug: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

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Superbugs probably to kill 400,000 Canadians by 2050, report predicts

A sobering report from a Canadian skilled panel cautions the proportion of bacterial infections immune to remedy is more likely to develop from 26 per cent in 2018 to 40 per cent by 2050.

Earlier this yr, Marketplace investigated whether or not the federal government was doing sufficient to cease these superbugs from ending up in our kitchens.

Benadryl won’t be accessible over-the-counter for for much longer

Do you depend on the favored allergy drug? It’s attainable you will quickly want a prescription to entry it. That’s as a result of a rising quantity of medical doctors now consider the antihistamine is much less efficient and fewer secure than newer alternate options — and so they’re calling its over-the-counter availability into query.

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‘There are many different safer choices that work as properly or higher’ than Benadryl and different older antihistamines, says Dr. David Fischer, one of the authors of a current place paper from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Walmart bag checks have some prospects up in arms

Receipt and purchasing bag checks at Walmart have sparked buyer complaints and are elevating considerations about customers’ rights. Michael Bryant, government director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, says prospects are underneath no obligation to conform. 

“Their right is to say, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’ and walk away,” he stated. 

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Penny Rintoul of Vaughan, Ont., stated she finds Walmart receipt checks ‘angering and demeaning.’ (Jacqueline Hansen/CBC)

If you possibly can’t hear your dinner date, that may not be your solely drawback

According to the World Health Organization, anybody uncovered to sound ranges over 85 decibels for greater than eight hours might be in danger of listening to loss. This is about the identical sound stage as a leaf blower or gas-powered garden mower.

Marketplace examined noise ranges in main restaurant chains to seek out out simply how loud they get. Catch up on our full Marketplace investigation beneath.

What else is occurring?

Warmer world is unhealthier place for kids, medical doctors say. Children are rising up in a hotter world the place they will face extra and totally different well being issues than their mother and father skilled, a world report by medical doctors says.

Nearly 1,000,000 Canadian financial institution data despatched to IRS. The quantity of banking data the Canadian authorities is sharing with U.S. tax authorities underneath a controversial information-sharing deal has elevated sharply, CBC News has realized, and never everybody’s completely satisfied.

Juul to chop practically $1 billion US in prices, roughly 650 jobs. The firm will reduce practically $1 billion US in prices subsequent yr, an organization official stated on Tuesday, as its new chief government officer tries to show across the e-cigarette maker following a regulatory crackdown.

Old canine, new methods: 10,000 pets wanted for canine ageing research. Can previous canine educate us new methods? Scientists are searching for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever research of ageing in canines. They hope to make clear human longevity, too.

The newest in recollects

Food fact-check with Asha Tomlinson

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From stirring coconut oil into your espresso to supplementing oat milk for conventional cow’s milk and the celery juice craze, the most recent well being meals traits sometimes promise they’re the most suitable choice nutritionally.

Companies are advertising and marketing these alternate options to all kinds of customers — not simply vegetarians or vegans — and Canadians cannot get sufficient.

We got down to reply three questions: Do we have to drink milk? Is coconut oil as wholesome because it claims to be? And, what is the hype behind the juicing craze?

We began with coconut oil. Over the previous decade, the product has been flying off grocery retailer cabinets. But we discovered there’s not rather a lot of science to again up its well being claims.

Next up, we appeared on the dietary content material in cow’s milk. If you have reduce dairy out of your eating regimen, chances are you’ll be missing in vital vitamins like calcium, vitamin D and protein. And different milks (assume almond, cashew, coconut, oat, rice and soy) could not all the time fill the hole.

Then we appeared on the celery juice eating regimen that guarantees to assist with the whole lot from acid reflux disorder to autoimmune illness. But there’s little science to again up the declare that this meals merchandise can treatment advanced diseases or illnesses. 

Catch up on this episode and others on CBC Gem.

— Asha Tomlinson and the Marketplace group


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