User: cassels Topic: Health in Canadian Media
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Last updated: Oct 22 2016 23:26 IST RSS 2.0
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Around Town: Getting 'Sidified' at charity fashion gala for Crohn's and colitis 22.10.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
While not an actual word, ‘Sidified’ could refer to the experience of being infectiously enthused and energized by Ottawa fashion guru Sid Cratzbarg, host of the Get Sidified gala held at the Sala San Marco banquet hall on Friday. The evening brought together a crowd of 150 and raised funds for research into Crohn’s and […]
Dionne Quintuplets: Sister penniless, 18 years after settlement 22.10.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
The Ontario government agreed to pay $4 million to the sisters, who became tourist attractions rivalling Niagara Falls when they were born near North Bay to poor farmers.
If Big Tobacco sells e-cigarettes, they'll 'recruit a whole new generation' of smokers: Public Health Ontario 22.10.2016 Health

If Ottawa lets Big Tobacco into the e-cigarette business it would be handing the industry the chance to hook teenagers on nicotine and turn them into lifelong customers, the chief executive officer of Public Health Ontario says.

Researchers uncover structure of marijuana receptor that makes humans 'high' 22.10.2016 Health

Researchers have the clearest-ever picture of the receptor that gives humans the 'high' from marijuana, which could lead to a better understanding of how the drug affects humans.

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UOttawa researchers probe how mindfulness can help treat modern conditions 22.10.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
University of Ottawa researchers are studying an ancient meditation technique and what it has to teach about treating modern problems, from relieving chronic pain to helping students de-stress.    The new Academy for Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies is probing the uses of mindfulness, a practice that has roots in 2,600-year-old Buddhist teachings. Mindfulness teaches practitioners […]
From a courageous ocean rescue to using a robot to deliver health care: Awards of Excellence 21.10.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
The young crew of a Fisheries and Oceans rescue boat who braved the North Pacific in weather that tested their small craft to rescue a survivor of a capsized fishing boat, then continued searching tirelessly through the night for the other fishermen. A Health Canada team that used a robot dubbed Rosie to allow people in […]
Damaged knee joints repaired with nose cells 21.10.2016 Health
Woman with knee osteoarthritis

Researchers have conducted the first human tests of transplants to repair damaged knees using cartilage cells harvested from the noses of a small number of patients.

They sell cigarettes — Now Imperial Tobacco wants to sell e-cigarettes and vaping products, too 20.10.2016 Health
Vaping products

Canada’s biggest tobacco company is hoping the federal government’s upcoming legislation to regulate e-cigarettes and vaping products could usher its entry into the booming $235-million market.

Carleton faculty union wants 20-plus changes to university's sexual violence policy 20.10.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
The union that represents Carleton professors has compiled a list of more than 20 changes it would like to see in the university’s sexual violence prevention policy.  Under provincial legislation, the policy must be passed by the end of the year. The university published a draft policy two weeks ago. Tuesday night, the Carleton University […]
Oral bacteria may be to blame for migraines 20.10.2016 Health

Researchers have found that people who suffer from migraines have more of the bacteria that breaks down nitrates found in certain foods.

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Research into early diagnosis of mental illness in children wins The Royal's $100,000 prize 20.10.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
A Dalhousie University doctor’s study of the onset of mental illness in children as young as pre-schoolers has been awarded the $100,000 The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research. “The early signs of mental health problems don’t start in the 20s as I was taught when I was in school. They start in childhood,” said […]
104-year-old woman shining example of municipal programs' success, says report 19.10.2016 Health
Mae Irving

Mae Irving has spent all 104 years of her life in Metro Vancouver and says she's still healthy to this day because of programs funded by local municipalities.

6 cancer prevention steps suggested in society's report 19.10.2016 Health
HPV Vaccine Boys

Current estimates suggest an estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Canada this year and there will be 78,800 deaths from it.

Ottawa's public school board considers eliminating some gifted classes 19.10.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
If you’re a student in a gifted class at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, chances are that you’re a boy. And chances are even that your parents paid for a private educational psychologist’s report. Those are two of the most striking findings in a report on the board’s program for gifted children that examines everything from which kids qualify […]
'Horribly sick kids:' Arctic regions have highest infant lung infection rates in world 19.10.2016 Health
Anna Banerji

Research shows newborn babies in some Arctic regions have the highest rates of serious lung infections ever recorded in medical literature.

Ottawa's public school board considers eliminating special classes for some gifted students 19.10.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
Based on the composition of the special classes for “gifted” children at the public school board, one might conclude that boys in Ottawa are way smarter than girls. About 62 per cent of the students in classes for the gifted are boys, a circumstance that both staff and trustees at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board […]
What tweets say about our health 19.10.2016 Health

Density of fast food restaurants by neighbourhood did predict how many mentions of fast food people in the neighbourhood made.

Canada must tailor mental health treatment for immigrants, refugees: study 18.10.2016 Health
Syrian Refugees

Canada must match its multicultural, open-door immigration policy with tailored mental health services or face inflated costs for crisis care down the road, warns a new report being released today.

Hip fracture deaths more likely at small and medium community hospitals: study 18.10.2016 Health
New Joints

Canadians with broken hips are more likely to die after seeking treatment at a medium or small community hospital, compared with large and teaching hospitals, a new study says.

Genes explain why tomatoes from the fridge taste bland 18.10.2016 Ottawa Citizen: News
Keeping tomatoes in the fridge kills much of their flavour, and now an experiment in molecular biology has discovered why: Cold messes with a tomato’s genes. The University of Florida does a lot of crop research to support the state’s agriculture sector, and horticulturist Harry Klee set out to solve the puzzle of tomatoes that are “fresh but […]
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