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Study suggests polluted air may increase risk of many cancers

The Globe and Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
For elderly people in Hong Kong, long-term exposure to fine-particle air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from many cancers, including breast, liver and pancreatic cancer, in addition to the expected lung cancer risk, according to a new ...
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Labradors More Prone To Obesity Than Other Breeds

E Canada Now - ‎9 hours ago‎
TORONTO - A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge.
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Whooping cough outbreak at Calgary Waldorf School prompts reminder to vaccinate kids

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
Health officials are reminding parents that vaccinations help prevent the spread of contagious diseases after a whooping cough outbreak at Calgary Waldorf School.
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Injuries among Nova Scotia nursing home workers caused by residents rising: board

CTV News - ‎10 hours ago‎
HALIFAX -- A spike last year in the number of nursing home workers seriously injured due to violence from residents is a disturbing trend that shows the urgent need for a change in workplace culture, says the chief executive of the Nova Scotia Worker's ...
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McHappy Day set for locations across Langley

Langley Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer chats with Jennifer Chey (left) and Seth Reid, and his mom Jennifer, at the McDonald's Restaurant on Fraser Highway and Highway 10 at last year's McHappy Day.
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Former Eastern Health employee snooped 11 patient files

CBC.ca - ‎11 hours ago‎
An Eastern Health employee who inappropriately accessed the health information of 11 patients is no longer employed with the health authority.
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BC man hopes bionic hand will earn him gold at 'Cyborg Olympics'

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
BURNABY, B.C. -- Bionic body parts used to be the stuff of science fiction and '70s TV, but a high-tech hand is helping a Paralympian train for his second “Olympics.
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Listeria concerns lead to Costco recalling products in Western Canada

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Costco is expanding a food recall warning in Western Canada to include additional products. The company said it is recalling Organic by Nature brand frozen Organic Butternut Squash, and Organic Vegetable Medley due to a possible Listeria contamination.
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Mental health first aid to be offered

The North Bay Nugget - ‎9 hours ago‎
The course was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is being offered by Workplace Safety North. This week is Mental Health Week in Canada.
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Once afraid to leave her house, Ashley Vodarek now promotes mental health

Windsor Star - ‎7 hours ago‎
Ashley Vodarek, a team assistant of fund development and community relations for Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County, speaks at a media conference on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the Windsor Star News Cafe.
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Brampton's MS Walk tops $100000

Brampton Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
Brampton was a top fundraiser in Ontario for the MS Society this past Sunday, raising more than $100,000 with the annual walk. next play/pause pre 1/1.
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Councils outraged over closing of outpatient clinic

NG News - ‎6 hours ago‎
PICTOU - Two municipal councils have expressed outrage over the closure of the outpatient clinic at the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou.
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Vitamin found to delay aging process in organs

CTV News - ‎15 hours ago‎
An international study, published in the journal Science has led to a promising breakthrough in the field of anti-aging medicine. A vitamin called nicotinamide riboside (NR) -- already known to boost metabolism -- has been found to restore the body's ...
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Chemical in marijuana may help treat schizophrenia

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Western University researchers have discovered that a chemical found in marijuana may be an effective treatment for schizophrenia by reducing psychiatric symptoms without the side effects of traditional medication.

High school science prodigies are so smart it's humbling

CTV News - ‎7 hours ago‎
If you ever need a good ol' fashioned slice of humble pie, head to the Sanofi Biogenius Canada national final. The prestigious annual science competition was held in Ottawa over the past two days.

Veteran's suicidal past wasn't known when police put him in cell, inquiry hears

The Globe and Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
Military police would have watched an Afghanistan war veteran around-the-clock while he was locked up in a cell had they been aware of his suicidal history, a provincial inquiry into a corporal's death was told Tuesday.

Gym phobia keeping some Islanders from working out

CBC.ca - ‎6 hours ago‎
Most Islanders don't seem surprised a poll has shown 47 per cent of Atlantic Canadians are too intimidated to go to the gym. The Ipsos poll, sponsored by GoodLife Fitness and ParticipACTION, found half the Canadian women surveyed had a fear of the gym ...
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Hospice care gets $4M investment from Saint Elizabeth

CanIndia News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Saint Elizabeth Community Enterprise is investing $4 million over two years to strengthen end of life care for people and families and the networks that support them.
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