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  • Ontario centre to research uses and effectiveness of medicinal marijuana

    November 7, 2017 4:13 PM 38

    As the use of medicinal cannabis grows, a new Ontario research centre says it plans to look into whether pot is actually an effective treatment for various ailments. The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research has been launched by McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. The centre says it will focus on conducting

  • Two confirmed mumps cases at Dalhousie University

    November 2, 2017 11:41 PM 48

    Dal officials say they have notified the university community There are two confirmed cases of mumps at Dalhousie University, and perhaps more across the Halifax area, according to officials with the school. Spokesperson Brian Leadbetter said in an email that the school sent a memo to the university community on Thursday outlining the symptoms of mumps

  • Texas Will Require Insurers To Cover 3-D Mammograms

    November 1, 2017 3:56 PM 43

    A new law in Texas will require all insurance companies to include 3-D mammograms as part of their coverage plans, reports The Texas Tribune. The new law was introduced into the Texas Legislature by State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, a Democrat from Houston. Congresswoman Thompson is herself a breast cancer survivor. She stressed the importance of the advanced

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

    October 31, 2017 10:12 PM 42

    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 34

    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 45

    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 48

    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 39

    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 32

    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 52

    "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