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  • Mom bakes breast milk brownies for school bake sale, online outrage ensues

    July 21, 2017 11:54 AM 11

    An unnamed mother has stirred up outrage on Facebook after she made brownies with breast milk for a school bake sale. A post on the Sanctimommy Facebook page revealed the mother's dilemma when she ran out of cow's milk as an ingredient for her baking and decided to use her own breast milk as a substitution. “I didn't have time to run to the store and didn't

  • Canada's high court to hear B.C. appeal in battle against big tobacco

    July 20, 2017 3:14 PM 23

    OTTAWA -- A 16-year battle in British Columbia will drag on a little longer as the province fights to recover billions of dollars in health-care costs linked to tobacco-related diseases. The Supreme Court of Canada has said it will hear the appeal of a B.C. court ruling that required the province to hand over patient information that tobacco giant Phillip

  • Nine lifestyle changes may reduce dementia risk, report suggests

    July 20, 2017 10:51 AM 11

    WASHINGTON -- There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world. How? It has to do with lifestyle factors that may make the brain more vulnerable to problems with memory and thinking

  • Lifestyle changes may help stave off Alzheimer's: report

    July 20, 2017 10:07 AM 15

    WASHINGTON -- There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world. How? It has to do with lifestyle factors that may make the brain more vulnerable to problems with memory and thinking

  • Supervised consumption services approved for Kamloops and Kelowna

    July 19, 2017 8:04 PM 13

    Health Canada approvved Interior Health’s applications for mobile supervised consumption services in Kamloops and Kelowna — the two communities in the Interior hardest hit by the public health overdose emergency. “Health Canada’s approval of supervised consumption sites will help a good many people in Kamloops and Kelowna,” said Provincial Health Officer

  • Death of Obamacare reform easy to predict

    July 19, 2017 6:02 AM 5

    .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Partly this is because the GOP version of reform would have first done harm to our most vulnerable citizens – the elderly, the disabled and the poor. Maine

  • Woman disfigured by gunshot gets full face transplant

    July 18, 2017 5:08 PM 16

    CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Clinic says a 21-year-old woman disfigured by a gunshot as a teenager has received a face transplant. The hospital says the 31-hour surgery in May was its third face transplant and its first "total face transplant." It included her scalp, eyelids, nose, facial muscles and nerves, teeth and much of her jaw. The medical centre

  • Health Canada says Fluffy Unicorn workout supplement can cause heart attack, stroke

    July 15, 2017 11:43 PM 12

    Health Canada has issued a warning to consumers about a product called Fluffy Unicorn, saying it may pose serious health risks. The agency said the unauthorized natural health product is being promoted as a workout supplement. Health Canada said lab testing on the product seized from a shop in Laval, Quebec found undeclared synephrine and higher levels

  • Fluffy Unicorn workout supplement subject of Health Canada warning

    July 15, 2017 1:32 AM 19

    OTTAWA -- Health Canada says Fluffy Unicorn -- an unauthorized natural health product promoted as a workout supplement -- may pose serious health risks. Health Canada says laboratory testing on product seized from a shop in Laval, Que., found that it contains undeclared synephrine and higher levels of caffeine than declared on the label. When combined

  • PC chicken nuggets recalled over possible Salmonella contamination

    July 13, 2017 2:08 PM 11

    Health Canada is recalling select President’s Choice chicken nuggets over possible Salmonella contamination. The agency says the product, PC brand pub recipe chicken nuggets, should not be consumed and should either be thrown away or returned to the store. While no illnesses have been reported, anyone who became sick after eating the chicken nuggets