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  • Ontario cancelling old red-and-white health cards; promises 3 warnings

    The Canadian Press

    TORONTO, Ont. – Millions of Ontarians could find themselves without health insurance coverage if they ignore government notices to get a new health card. There are still more than 3.5 million Ontario residents with the old red-and-white health cards that have no expiry date. One of them was CTV health reporter Avis Favaro, who discovered

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  • Medical research

    Researchers test a new pill that could prevent Alzheimer’s

    Researchers at Northwestern University are beginning human trials on pill that could prevent Alzheimer’s, Multiple sclerosis and strokes. It works by reducing inflammation believed to be partly responsible for a number of degenerative brain conditions as well damaged caused by injuries. Its currently being tested on people who have suffered from concussions. The study has

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  • New cancer drugs take twice as long for approval in Canada

    News staff

    Canadians have to wait almost twice as long as Americans and longer than Europeans for new cancer drugs. A Fraser Institute report found between 2003 and 2011, 33 new oncology drugs became available. Of those 33, 30 of them got the green light in the U.S., 26 were approved in Europe but only 24 passed

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  • Health Canada warns of sprout-born illnesses

    News staff

    Health Canada is warning that children under five, seniors and pregnant women should refrain from eating raw or cooked bean or alfalfa sprouts. The sprouts could contain harmful bacteria such as salmonella. The agency says healthy adults who choose to eat sprouts should make sure they are kept refrigerated and are crisp. Sprouts that are

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  • Oakville launches safe play awareness campaign

    680News staff

    The town of Oakville is advising people of all ages to play safe. In a new awareness campaign entitled ‘Let’s Play Safe,’ the emphasis is placed on local sports groups and their coaches in order to avoid concussions. The town will host public information sessions with sports organizations to educate them about concussion symptoms and

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  • One third of young people suffer from back pain: Study

    Eva Fragiskatos and 680News staff

    Get off the couch, away from the computer and start stretching those muscles! That’s the message researchers are giving to young people, following a study which found one third of people between the ages of 16 and 24 are suffering from back pain. Research firm Mintel found 34 per cent of young people experience back

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  • Recall Baby Move brand Prune Concentrate with Prebiotics

    Warning issued over certain Baby Move brand prune concentrate due to salmonella

    680News staff

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Nature’s Emporium have issued a warning to the public not to consume Baby Move brand Prune Concentrate. The product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Baby Move brand Prune Concentrate with Prebiotics, is sold in 120 mL glass bottles and packaged in individual boxes, bearing UPC 729609019878.

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  • July 23 – The dangers of spray tans, cholesterol in children

    • Women may want to think twice about getting a spray tan.
    • Should all children have their cholesterol tested?
  • Smog advisory lifted from cottage country

    680News staff

    The Ministry of the Environment has lifted a smog advisory that had been in effect for Parry Sound, Muskoka and Huntsville. The increasing cloud and unsettled weather are resulting in cleaner air for the region.

  • Chemicals in fake tan products may cause major health risks, experts say

    680News staff

    Tanning products may contain hormone-disrupting compounds as well as carcinogens, experts at the European Environment Agency have said. The chemicals may cause fertility problems, birth defects and even cancer. They also said the increased use of fake tan products can have skin irritants and chemicals linked to allergies, diabetes and obesity. Scientists are worried because

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