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  • May 29 – Hormone replacement therapy, night shifts and breast cancer

    • Debates over the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy continue.
    • A new study shows women working midnight shifts have a greater risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Kidney stone rate doubles in the last 16 years

    680News staff

    Kidney stones are nearly twice as common now as they were in the early 1990′s. A new study from the University of California Los Angeles has found that in 1994, one in 20 people in the United States had kidney stones. The rate soared to one in 11 by 2010. Obesity, diabetes and gout all

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  • Mount Sinai opens new floors

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – It’s a big week at Mount Sinai Hospital. The complex, on University Avenue, is opening six newly built floors on its Murray Street side. The new floors will be the primarily home to obstetrical, gynaecological and neonatal programs. The expansion is part of the multi-year capital redevelopment project and adds 130-thousand square

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  • May 23 – Flu shots and pregnancy, church and health , fruit app

    • Pregnant woman who got the flu shot in 2009 were more likely to deliver healthy babies.
    • A new study finds people who attend religious services weekly are less likely to develop serious medical conditions.
    • Tired of buying fruit that isn’t quite ripe? There’s an app for that.
  • Mothers hoping to avoid giving birth to large babies should watch their weight: Study

    680News staff

    TORONTO – New research suggests mothers hoping to avoid giving birth to overly large babies should start by controlling their own weight.      Researchers from four Toronto health institutions found mothers who were overweight, or who gained excessive weight during pregnancy, were more likely to have babies weighing more than four kilograms.     

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  • POM Wonderful using deceptive advertising, U.S. judge rules

    680News staff

    A U.S. judge says beverage brand POM Wonderful has employed deceptive advertising with its claims that pomegranate juice could treat or prevent heart disease, prostate cancer and other illnesses. In the ruling, Chief Administrative Law Judge Michael Chappell took the side of U.S. regulators, and ordered POM to immediately stop all claims of health benefits

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  • Smog advisory remains in effect for southern Ontario

    Rogers Radio news staff

    A Smog Advisory remains in effect for most of southern Ontario. The advisory means that there is a strong likelihood that there may be poor air quality due to ground-level ozone and particulate matter. The Ministry of the Environment has issued a Smog Advisory for the following areas: Algonquin Bancroft Barrie – Orillia – Midland

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  • New hybrid fruit “papple” being sold in UK market

    Rogers radio news staff

    There’s a new fruit on the market in the United Kingdom — it’s a pear and apple hybrid being dubbed a “papple.” The fruit is being sold in Marks and Spencer stores, but it’s not known if it will ever come to Canada. The “papple” is grown in New Zealand.   It’s not the first

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  • May 17 – Sketchers fitness shoes, is junk food really cheaper, acupuncture

    • The U.S. government says Sketchers toning shoes claims are unfounded.
    • Is it really more expensive to eat healthy?
    • Acupuncture may help people with chronic lung disease.
  • How good is “good” cholesterol?

    680News staff

    Researchers are now questioning how good, so-called “good” cholesterol really is. The prevailing theory has been that the higher the levels of HDL in your blood the lower your risk of heart disease, therefore bringing up HDL levels is good for your health. However, a new study published May 16 in the Lancet has found

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