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  • Waterloo Wellington CMHA launches online mental health support tool

    October 10, 2017 7:47 PM 29

    Service will include 24/7 peer and professional support The Canadian Mental Health Association for Waterloo Wellington is launching a new online tool that would give residents immediate, 24/7 access to mental health services. Starting Oct. 11, Big White Wall will provide peer and professional mental health support to anyone 16 years of age and older

  • Beware the pets when handling the Halloween candy haul

    October 10, 2017 3:00 PM 29

    NEW YORK -- Halloween may be fun and games for humans, but all that candy can pose a risk to dogs and cats. Chocolate, and the caffeine and theobromine it contains, can cause vomiting, diarrhea and other issues, depending on the size of the pet, the type of chocolate and how much is ingested. Candy wrappers are another issue since dogs may chow down as is on any candy

  • Working night shifts is linked to an increased risk of obesity

    October 9, 2017 1:08 PM 22

    For millions of Americans, the workday is actually at night, either regularly or off and on. Might this have an effect on their weight? The researchers analyzed data from 28 studies, involving more than 270,000 people who worked various shifts in such sectors as health care, government, manufacturing, telecommunications and transit. Overall, comparing

  • Stoney Creek native Sunita Maheshwari laces up for Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure

    October 6, 2017 6:25 PM 25

    CIBC 393 Barton St. E. branch employee raises more than $11,000 for breast cancer efforts thanks to clients Sunita Maheshwari laced up her shoes to help in the plight against breast cancer earlier this month. The 61-year-old Stoney Creek resident participated in the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure Oct. 1 in Burlington. She was among more than 2,600 people

  • This blood-sucking species is invading Lake Erie in increasing numbers

    October 6, 2017 12:10 PM 31

    Sea lampreys have a suction cup mouth ringed with sharp teeth that latch onto the flesh of other fish A blood-sucking parasitic fish is invading Lake Erie in increasing numbers. The sea lamprey has a suction cup mouth ringed with sharp teeth that latch onto the flesh of other fish. "They bore a hole through the side of the fish, feeding on the fish's

  • Madagascar's Red Cross works to curb deadly plague outbreak

    October 6, 2017 10:03 AM 39

    JOHANNESBURG -- Madagascar's Red Cross is stepping up efforts to stem a plague outbreak that has killed 30 people and spread into urban areas. Red Cross officials said Friday that the situation is particularly worrying because pneumonic plague, which is spread from person to person, has occurred for the first time in non-endemic areas and crowded cities

  • Health unit warns over spike in whooping cough cases in London

    October 4, 2017 10:38 PM 32

    Health officials have reported 15 confirmed cases of pertussis since June The Middlesex London Health Unit is reporting a spike in highly contagious whooping cough cases across the city. Last year, health officials monitored six cases of the respiratory disease, falling in line with the average number of about six to eight cases per year. Since June of this year, the health

  • The Health Unit celebrates World Breastfeeding week

    October 4, 2017 7:20 PM 31

    The Health Unit joins the rest of Canada in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week from October 1-7, 2017. This year’s theme is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together – which encourages working together as a community in creating a safe and supportive environment for mothers to breastfeed their babies. “Whether or not a mother feels supported by her community

  • CHUM preps for transition to new downtown facility

    October 4, 2017 6:39 PM 22

    CHUM is making preparations as patients get set to move to the new CHUM facility this weekend. The first patients will be transferred this Sunday, Oct. 8 at 5 a.m. from the St. Luc Hospital. Due to the proximity of the two facilities, the move will be facilitated by an inside passageway specially constructed for the transition. The operation is being

  • Race for the Cure runner fights to win her personal race with breast cancer

    October 2, 2017 3:23 AM 21

    The battle against breast cancer took center stage in Downtown Fresno on Sunday. The most important steps towards surviving breast cancer are often the scariest. Anna Engelberg knows firsthand. "I'm here because I was diagnosed with breast cancer about four weeks ago," said Anna Engelberg, breast cancer patient. Engelberg started Sunday's Race for the Cure alongside