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Six run to be next leader of World Health Organization

Six run to be next leader of World Health Organization

Six people from Europe, Africa, and Asia are in the running to become the next director-general of the World Health Organization, the Geneva-based agency announced on Friday. The current director-general, Margaret Chan, MD, MPH, will step down next June, after more than 10 years of service. The new director-general will start the position on Jul 1, 2017. The director-general is ... Read More »

Kid finds discarded needle in bushes, Guelph police

Kid finds discarded needle in bushes, Guelph police

The Guelph Police Service is warning the public to watch out for discarded needles and syringes after a child picked one up near a local playground. Police say the child was playing when he found the syringe in nearby bushes. Luckily, the parents were there and the child was not harmed during the incident. Read More »

Connected devices fall short on privacy, finds Global Internet of Things Sweep

Connected devices fall short on privacy, finds Global Internet of Things Sweep

Makers of Internet-connected devices are still not being up front enough with buyers about the amount and handling of personal data being collected, says a report issued Thursday by privacy commissioners from 25 countries including Canada. Results of the fourth annual Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Privacy Sweep released today show that many companies neglect to explain how information is ... Read More »

Fitness trackers may not help you lose weight, Says New Study

Fitness trackers may not help you lose weight, Says New Study

Wearable fitness trackers are not an effective tool for weight loss, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. The study looked at nearly 500 overweight individuals working to lose weight over the course of two years and found that those who used a wearable fitness tracker didn’t fare any better than ... Read More »

Actress Carey Mulligan opens about grandmother’s fight with Dementia

Actress Carey Mulligan opens about grandmother's fight with Dementia

Carey Mulligan has opened up about the toll that her grandmother’s dementia has taken on her family. The 31-year-old was appointed Global Dementia Friends Ambassador in August (16) by officials at the Alzheimer’s Society, and she opened up about her grandmother Margaret, affectionately known as Nans, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s around 16 years ago. The mother-of-one revealed Nans was ... Read More »

Health Canada: New labelling standards for acetaminophen products

Health Canada: New labelling standards for acetaminophen products

Health Canada is releasing an updated Labelling Standard for over-the-counter acetaminophen products to help consumers use these products more safely. Acetaminophen, sometimes sold as Tylenol, is one of the most commonly used pain and fever relievers in Canada. While Health Canada says it is used safely by most Canadians, overdoses and prolonged use can cause liver damage, liver failure and ... Read More »

Nelson Roy: Teen wants free HPV vaccine for all boys “Video”

Nelson Roy: Teen wants free HPV vaccine for all boys (Video)

Two New Westminster middle school boys are once again calling on the provincial government to make the vaccine for the human papillomavirus – commonly known as HPV – available to all genders. Nelson Roy, 13, and his twin brother Elliott have filed a human rights complaint and claim the province of British Colombia’s immunization program is discriminatory against young men. ... Read More »

Stress may negatively affect likelihood of conception, says new research

Stress may negatively affect likelihood of conception, finds new research

Women who experience high levels of stress have a harder time conceiving, a new study confirms. Scientists at the University of Louisville and Emory University found that women who reported feeling more stressed around the time they were ovulating were 40 percent less likely to become pregnant when compared with other, less stressful months. In a similar vein, women who ... Read More »