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Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Studies, Report

Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Studies, Report

The sugar industry paid Harvard researchers in the 1960s to bury research linking sugar intake to heart disease and to instead make fat the culprit, according to a study of archival documents. An analysis of those papers by researchers at UC San Francisco appears Sept. 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The internal industry documents, which were found in public archives, ... Read More »

Whirling disease confirmed in upper Bow River, CFIA says

Whirling disease confirmed in upper Bow River, CFIA says

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the lead federal agency responsible for preventing the spread of animal diseases within Canada, confirmed the presence of whirling disease in the upper Bow River, downstream from the confluence of the Bow River and Cascade River within Banff National Park. The province says a three-point action plan was developed after whirling disease was found ... Read More »

What Are the Causes of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

What Are the Causes of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can result in a number of physical, neurological and mental conditions that range in severity. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, some of that alcohol easily passes across the placenta to the fetus. The body of a developing fetus doesn’t process alcohol the same way as an adult does. The alcohol is more concentrated in the ... Read More »

Access to Organ Transplants on the Rise in Canada, Report

Access to Organ Transplants on the Rise in Canada, Report

Canada has made great strides in organ donation over the past decade, but there’s still a shortage with 4,600 patients waiting for a transplant, a new Canadian Blood Services report says. British Columbia is leading the way when it comes to deceased and living organ donors, followed by Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The numbers increased by 42 per cent, ... Read More »

Western researchers’ $66 Million win goes to their heads

Western scientists' $66 Million win goes to their heads

Western University is marking the start of the school year with a massive funding announcement. On Tuesday, officials revealed that the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) is investing $66-million to Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative which works to reduce the burden of brain disorders. The funding is the largest research grant in Western’s history and is part of a total ... Read More »

Remington Park Cancer Cluster Investigation Report

Remington Park Cancer Cluster Investigation Report

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has released its report on the Remington Park Cancer Cluster investigation and the common risk factor identified among all surveyed individuals was exposure to tobacco smoke. Officials studied the ‘cancer cluster’ located in a part of Remington Park in Windsor after the rate of new lung cancer cases between 2000 and 2009 was 2.2 times ... Read More »

Isabelle Dinoire: Woman who received first face transplant dies at 49

Isabelle Dinoire: Woman who received first face transplant dies at 49

Isabelle Dinoire has died 11 years after receiving a new mouth, nose, and chin in the world’s first partial face transplant. In 2005, Professor Bernard Devauchelle and Dr Jean-Michel Dubernard attached a graft of the nose, lips and chin of a brain-dead donor to replace parts of her destroyed face. According to reports in France, Dinoire, from Valenciennes, became seriously ... Read More »

Mom turns the tables on phone scammer (Video)

Mom turns the tables on phone scammer (Video)

A Canadian woman turned the tables on phone scammers with a brilliant acting performance. Dawn Belmonte got a voicemail from an 866 number known to be used by scammers, so she called back. The scammers told her she owed $2,500 or would face arrest. Belmonte posted a video she recorded of a telephone scammer attempting to con her. Within four ... Read More »

Poisonous mushrooms can make you sick or kill you “says BC CDC”

Poisonous mushrooms can make you sick or kill you, says BC CDC

It the time of year where serious mushroom foragers hit the forests for their favourite mushrooms, but there may be something lurking in the ground called the ‘death cap mushroom.” The BC Centre for Disease Control and Vancouver Mycological Society are warning recreational mushroom hunters to use caution and common sense when foraging wild mushrooms. The warning follows an increase ... Read More »

Dad shares grief at loss of nine-year-old son

Dad shares grief at loss of nine-year-old son

A journalist has spoken out for the first time about the loss of his nine-year-old son to cancer in a bid to raise awareness of the disease. Saul Chapman, son of Trinity Mirror group development director Toby Chapman, died in September 2014 after an 11-month battle with a rare form of cancer that affected just 15 people in the UK ... Read More »