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  • UBC study finds certain type of protein in body can contribute to Alzheimer's

    October 31, 2017 10:12 PM 25

    Researchers were previously unclear of the role of these proteins in relation to the degenerative disease Researchers believed the proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease were largely produced by brain tissue but new research from the University of British Columbia shows proteins produced elsewhere in the body may also contribute to the development

  • Barrie oncology nurse wins award for role in urgent-care clinic

    October 31, 2017 2:53 PM 17

    Cancer centre ready for potential patient boom in Barrie After a nursing career of more than 35 years, Barrie nurse Colleen Campbell was honoured Oct. 29 as the 2017 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year. The prestigious award was presented at the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology annual conference in Gatineau, Que. Campbell is a nurse

  • ‘Grow On Windsor’ campaign underway

    October 31, 2017 1:33 AM 32

    The campaign encourages men in the region to stop shaving to help raise awareness and funds to treat cancer that affects men, from prostate to testicular cancer. The Windsor-Essex Prostate Cancer support group helped kick start the campaign with a $2,000 donation on Friday. “The more we talk about it, the better it is” says Houida Kassem, the executive

  • Canada Bans Partially Hydrogenated Oils

    October 30, 2017 8:13 AM 32

    All food manufacturers in Canada are now required to eliminate the trans fat-heavy processed ingredient from products by next year. Government organization Health Canada announced a ban last month on the use of partially hydrogenated oils in foods across the country. Starting September 15, 2018, restaurants, food-service companies, and product manufacturers

  • Shooting in Abbotsford, B.C., sends 1 man to hospital

    October 29, 2017 12:26 AM 27

    Victim is in his 30s; police still investigating One man is in hospital with a gunshot wound after a shooting in Abbotsford, B.C., late Friday afternoon. A witness called 911 at about 5:25 p.m. to report shots fired near Townshipline and Bradner roads, according to police spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald. The caller said it looked like people in one vehicle

  • Interior Health issues warning of lethal illicit drugs in Kelowna and Kamloops

    October 28, 2017 10:43 PM 19

    In light of Saturday morning's report of five fatal overdose deaths occurring in Abbotsford in a span of less than 10 hours, Interior Health is advising Kamloops and Kelowna residents to use extra caution when considering using drugs. "Interior Health is urging residents using or considering using drugs to take extra caution in the wake of an increased

  • 5 People Die Of Overdoes In Less Than 10 Hours In Abbotsford, B.C

    October 28, 2017 7:12 PM 37

    "Yesterday, we lost five citizens, and family and friends lost five loved ones," police said. Five people died from drug overdoses in a consecutive 10-hour period, according to police in Abbotsford, B.C. The victims — three men and two women — all died alone, Const. Ian MacDonald said in a news release Saturday. They died between 10:15 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. Friday

  • Brazil's president undergoes prostate surgery

    October 28, 2017 3:49 PM 16

    SAO PAULO (AP) - A hospital in Brazil says President Michel Temer is recovering from surgery to reduce the size of his prostate and should be discharged on Monday. A statement issued by Sao Paulo's Sirio-Libanes Hospital says Temer underwent surgery Friday night and spent the night in a semi-intensive care unit. Earlier this week, the 77-year-old Temer

  • French resume foie gras exports to Japan

    October 28, 2017 2:36 PM 15

    French foie gras can grace Japanese dinner tables once more, two years after Tokyo banned it following outbreaks of bird flu, French agriculture minister Stephane Travert said Friday. "That's the good news of the night. Japan has allowed the re-introduction on its market of poultry, but also foie gras," Travert told Radio Classique. Japan is the largest

  • World Stroke Day 2017: Spot the Subtle Signs and Mind Your Diet

    October 28, 2017 5:47 AM 21

    Every year World Stroke Day is observed on 29th October to educate people about the ailments and how it impacts human life. It is estimated that more than fifth of all strokes occur in developing countries. Those who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and hypertension are more likely to suffer from a stroke attack. Some of the symptoms commonly