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  • Health Minister Petitpas Taylor rolls out new food warning labels

    February 9, 2018 5:54 PM 48

    The labels target foods high in salt, sugar or saturated fats Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor rolled out proposals Friday for new warning labels for foods high in saturated fat, sugar or sodium — proposals that exempt some products, including two per cent milk. The four proposed new labels are meant to encourage consumers to avoid binging

  • Guelph girl, 12, died from flu, second death suspected to be flu-related

    February 9, 2018 12:39 PM 162

    A parent from Westminster Woods Public School told CBC news the death was at her child's school But the Grade 7 student from Westminster Woods Public School in Guelph died on Jan. 31 after she contracted influenza B, her father told CBC News. "She was a very loving child," Stan Pollard said in messages on Facebook, saying they had just laid his daughter

  • Broken-hearted? Just take an aspirin or two

    February 6, 2018 6:33 PM 41

    It was once thought that only time could mend a broken heart, but now scientists think taking a couple of aspirin might be the best way to get over a break-up. Professor Walter Mischel, of Columbia University in the United States, has suggested that the psychological pain of a failed relationship is similar to physical pain and should be treated in the same way. Research

  • 'We matter a lot': Indigenous youth gather in Ottawa to tackle suicide crisis

    January 22, 2018 10:30 AM 47

    Roundtable discussion with Indigenous services minister set for Monday About 70 Indigenous youth from across Canada gathered at Ottawa's Wabano Centre Sunday, ahead of a national roundtable discussion today on the suicide crisis facing their communities. The two-day Hope Forum is hosted by We Matter, a national youth-led group that supports Indigenous

  • Some EpiPens, used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, in short supply

    January 19, 2018 12:25 AM 43

    The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.3-mg form of the EpiPen because of a manufacturing disruption. The 0.15-mg EpiPen Jr. product for young children is not affected. The company

  • What to do if your dog catches the flu

    January 11, 2018 2:30 PM 59

    Canine flu is highly contagious between animals The Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown is telling pet owners to keep an eye out for signs of canine influenza or dog flu. Like human flu, dog flu is highly contagious, and causes cough, runny nose, and fever. There are no recorded cases of canine flu being passed to humans. Also as with people

  • How researchers and institutions can help stop the spread of fake science

    December 4, 2017 5:35 PM 49

    A team of Canadian researchers that studied so-called predatory journals is suggesting a “co-ordinated response” from scientists, institutions and patients to combat the spread of illegitimate or questionable science. The predatory journals operate on a for-profit basis, and often publish poorly researched or bogus science that could endanger scientific

  • Motorcycle injuries in Ontario twice as costly to treat as those from car collisions: study

    November 20, 2017 7:23 PM 60

    TORONTO - A new study suggests motorcyclists in Ontario are three times more likely to be injured in a collision than people in automobiles, 10 times more likely to suffer serious injuries, and those injuries will cost more to treat. The study from researchers at the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Institute for Clinical

  • Florida confirms second local Zika virus infection for 2017

    November 17, 2017 8:54 PM 68

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Health officials are reporting Florida's second case this year of the Zika virus transmitted by a local mosquito. Florida's Department of Health said Friday that a case had been identified in Miami-Dade County. Officials wouldn't say where the person was bitten, but did say there's no evidence of an ongoing, active transmission zone. Zika causes

  • Bill Gates invests $50M in fight against Alzheimer's disease

    November 13, 2017 5:44 PM 220

    SEATTLE -- Bill Gates says he's giving US$50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive