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    September 17 – Disney bans junk food advertising

    In an initiative to improve children’s health, Disney will ban advertising for junk food on Disney TV, radio and online programs for children under 12. 680News food and nutrition expert Rose Reisman on the move to healthier advertising.

  • More cases of early puberty among girls being reported

    Lynda Parcells

    Many girls, some as young as 7-years-old, are going through early puberty. The phenomenon when puberty occurs at an unusually early age is known as precocious puberty. Health officials have noticed more cases in recent years, and health expert Lorna Vanderhaeghe says it could be a sign hormones in children are too high. She adds

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  • Sept. 12 – Managing Type 2 diabetes

    A balanced diet and regular exercise can help manage Type 2 diabetes. Reported by Anne Lavrih

  • Online tool launched to help women cope with menopause

    News staff

    If you think you might be going through menopause, there’s a new online tool to gauge your symptoms and find ways to deal with it. The “menopause symptom profiler” was created by Toronto Dr. Elaine Chin, an MD and naturopathic doctor who focuses on women’s health. More info The symptoms are based on surveys of

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  • CFIA issues allergy alert over Compliments brand popcorn

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an allergy alert over the Compliments brand Sensations Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn. The agency said the snack, manufactured by Super Pufft of Mississauga, Ont.,  contains milk not declared on the label. It is sold in 297-gram packages, bearing UPC 6 23682 11058 6 and a

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    Sept. 11 – Eye health

    We look at eyes, and the three most common concerns. Reported by Anne Lavrih

  • Hudak wants to eliminate 2,000 middle-management health care jobs

    Charlene Close

    TORONTO, Ont. – Progressive Conservatives in Ontario are calling for changes to the way local health-care money is doled out. PC Leader Tim Hudak wants to get rid of the 14 Local Health Integration Networks and the Community Care Access Centres, claiming they don’t work. The PC plan would eliminate 2,000 middle-managers, and according to

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  • September 5 – Smoothies

    They seem better for you than milkshakes, but just how healthy are smoothies? 680′s food and nutrition expert Rose Reisman compares three of the most popular smoothies to see which one comes out on top.

  • 62 confirmed & probable cases of West Nile in Toronto

    680News staff

    TORONTO, Ont. – There are now 62 confirmed and probable human cases of the West Nile virus in Toronto. Five people remain in hospital, and four of them are in the intensive care unit. In the 2012 season, there have been a total of 20 hospitalizations, but some have since been released. In late August,

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  • Study finds smiling can reduce both heart rate and stress

    680News staff

    If you feel yourself starting to get riled-up over bad traffic or a frustrating co-worker, a new study finds all you need to do is smile. According to the research, putting a smile on your face actually physically lowers your heart rate and reduces stress. Researchers at the University of Kansas say activating the facial

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