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  • baby temperature

    June 26 – Summer heat and SIDS

    Keeping you child cool this summer can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Reported by Anne Lavrih

  • Canada needs to have dialogue on physician-assisted suicide: Canadian Medical Association

    680News staff

    An editorial published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal said it is time for the country to hold a national dialogue about whether or not to allow physician-assisted suicide. In the editorial, physicians say the issue should not be decided by the courts, but as part of the democratic process. A recent report out of

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  • pregnant, pregnancy, sleep, sleeping, dream, dreaming

    June 21 – Dreams

    Dreaming while you’re pregnant – they’re more memorable, vivid and wacky. Reported by Anne Lavrih

  • Baby soap triggers false positive for marijuana

    680News staff

    A hospital in North Carolina became concerned when a number of infants in their nursery tested positive for marijuana exposure. Researchers began looking into the cause. “We went up to the nursery and followed the nurses and the staff around, to identify everything that was done, everything that was essentially touching those babies skins that

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  • ‘Screen slavery’ a growing problem: Study

    680News staff

    British physiotherapists call it ‘Screen Slavery.’ It’s the name given to people who spend almost every waking hour looking at a screen, whether it be a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Physiotherapists say this can lead to poor posture and eventually, neck and back pain. A recent survey shows British office workers spend an average of

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  • Every cigar or cigarette pack will have graphic photos and information about the effects of smoking

    New graphic labels covering 75% of cigarette packages

    Cormac MacSweeney

    New warning labels for cigarette and cigar packs come into effect Tuesday. As of Tuesday, every cigar or cigarette pack will have graphic photos and information about the effects of smoking. They cover 75 per cent of the front and back of the packs and feature photos of things like a cancer-infected tongue or anti-smoking

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  • Etiquette expert weighs in on the state of manners

    Irene Preklet

    It is a common sight to see people walking down the street staring at their cellphone or tablet, seemingly oblivious to the people around them. This phenomenon has some people wondering whether good manners are endangered in today’s busy world. “I think the etiquette has probably changed, because everyone has got a handheld device, so

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  • Medical research

    Aid group in Haiti sees drop in the number of cholera cases in capital as rainy season ends

    The Associated Press

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The Haitian capital has seen a dramatic drop in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation leaves the annual rainy season, the director of an international aid group said Friday. Despite the decline, the Haitian government and health organizations must continue focusing efforts on stemming the outbreak as the height

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  • Sanofi recalls TB vaccine over quality issues

    680News staff and The Canadian Press

    Sanofi Pasteur is recalling all doses of its tuberculosis vaccine from the Canadian market because of concerns over the quality of the vaccine.

  • June 14 – Twenty top foods

    Reviewing the top 20 super foods: learn which foods pack a nutritional punch. Reported by Anne Lavrih