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  • 'Eiffel Tower' nose-job: Chinese students turn to plastic surgery in tough job market

    November 24, 2013 4:26 PM 29

    CHONGQING (AFP) -- Battling for jobs with millions of other new graduates, Chinese students are turning to plastic surgery for an advantage -- with one clinic offering noses inspired by the Eiffel Tower. Chinese employers can be frank about their preference for attractive job candidates -- sometimes even posting height requirements in recruitment adverts

  • Campaign hopes to destigmatize mammography

    November 23, 2013 9:53 PM 24

    MONTREAL — Suzanne Carrière always dreaded her biannual breast-cancer screening exam. Her two sisters had undergone mammography and both discovered they had breast cancer. So when Carrière received a form letter in the mail in May 2011 from the Quebec Health Department advising her that she needed to book another screening, she put aside the piece of paper

  • N.S. workplace safety ad launched to cut accidents

    November 23, 2013 12:49 AM 44

    The province has launched a $250,000 workplace safety advertisement as Nova Scotia nears the end of a bad year for on-the-job accidents. There have been 28 workplace fatalities (including some due to chronic disease) this year in Nova Scotia, a troubling record highlighted recently by the death of construction worker Alan Fraser in Clayton Park. The new advertisement

  • Unplanned shutdown triggers isotope shortage

    November 22, 2013 8:20 PM 27

    TORONTO - An unplanned shutdown of the aging Chalk River nuclear reactor has the country and the world poised on the edge of a major shortage of medical isotopes, the president of the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine said Friday. Dr. Norman Laurin said the forced shutdown of production at the Chalk River facility comes at a time when two of the world's

  • Using A Smaller Bowl Could Curb Kids' Overeating

    November 22, 2013 5:02 PM 25

    A simple way to curb portion sizes may be to serve food in a smaller bowl, a small new study suggests. Researchers from Cornell University, New Mexico State University and the University of Groningen found that when kids have larger bowls, they not only eat more, but also ask for more food to fill up the bowls. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics

  • Illegal dentist returned to B.C. by authorities

    November 22, 2013 4:26 PM 20

    VANCOUVER -- The B.C. man who defied promises not to practice dentistry in British Columbia without a licence is now back in the province after fleeing to Ontario several months ago. Authorities returned Tung Sheng Wu to Metro Vancouver from Toronto late Thursday afternoon. The 62-year-old is expected to appear before a B.C. Supreme Court judge this morning

  • Krokodil, a flesh-eating street drug, is in Canada, reports suggest

    November 22, 2013 3:17 AM 34

    ABOVE: Dangerous “Krokodil” drug reported in Ontario. Mark Carcasole reports. TORONTO – It turns the skin around the injection site scaly and crocodile-like. Users become “zombie-like creatures” with black or green skin. And the deadly chemical mix is more addictive than heroin. It’s called “Krokodil,” a flesh-eating drug that’s allegedly on the streets

  • Pasqua to close ER overnight for at least 3 months

    November 22, 2013 1:41 AM 25

    The emergency room at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina will be closed overnight for at least three months starting next Thursday because of a doctor shortage. The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region says ER patients will not be admitted at the Pasqua from 7:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily. Those in need of emergency medical treatment are being told to go to the Regina

  • Canada ranks poorly in diabetes, obesity

    November 21, 2013 7:41 PM 27

    Canada ranks poorly when it comes to its overall number of cases of diabetes and adult obesity, according to a new international report. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development released its Health at a Glance 2013 report on Wednesday, focusing on slowing health-care spending after the global financial crisis. Members of the OECD include

  • Male infertility test closer

    November 20, 2013 11:20 PM 30

    Scientists in Toronto have identified two proteins that could save men with infertility problems both pain and time. They say the proteins could form the basis of tests to figure out what type of infertility a man has and whether he has a chance of fathering children. Dr. Keith Jarvi (left), head of urology at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, and Andrei