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  • Ted Rogers

    Nov. 21: Ted Rogers heart research centre, stroller recall, Hepatitis C


    • Ted Rogers’ family donates $130 million to help fund an innovate Centre for Heart Research
    • Graco recalls close to five-million strollers due to amputation hazard
    • Survey finds many Canadians are unaware of the risk of Hepatitis C
    • Another survey finds one of the most life-changing things a woman can do is mentor
  • Nov. 19: Trans-fat foods, worst toys


    • Study suggests eating trans-fat foods is not good for your memory
    • Slingshot pencil, bottle rockets make annual “10 worst toys” from consumer safety group
  • Twitter bird

    Nov. 18: Twitter science, hand dryers, peripheral artery disease


    • Science may have solved the mysteries to why Twitter is so addictive –it’s all about emotions
    • Research finds hand dryers in public washrooms may not be as hygienic as you think they are
    • Peripheral artery disease can lead to leg pain, gangrene and potential amputation
  • Nov. 17: Pre-mature births, bird flu, Ebola death in U.S.


    • Complications from pre-mature births account for about one-third of all deaths of children under the age of five
    • Britain has reported two cases of bird flu
    • Barack Obama’s administration is responding to the second death from Ebola on U.S. soil
  • Nov. 6: Integrated health care, Ebola testing

    • Ontario Telemedicine Network says putting patients at the centre of an integrated network of care is as close as your smartphone
    • Medical corporations and organizations are trying to find a faster method of testing for the Ebola virus
  • Nov. 5: Anti-honour killings bill, e-cigarettes, osteoarthritis disability

    • Federal citizen minister introduced legislation aimed at stopping so-called honour killings in Canada
    • Nova Scotia’s government has decided to back down on its proposal to ban flavoured juice and tobacco in e-cigarettes
    • Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and the top cause of disability
  • Nov. 4: Mortality, brain health, shift work

    • New iPhone app called Deadline says it aims to motivate people to be healthy by claiming to tell them when they’re going to die
    • Study suggests exercise not only builds muscle power, but also helps your brain as well
    • Research says doing shift work is not good for your brain
  • Nov. 3: Carbon monoxide detector, premature aging, infant speech development

    • It’s now the law in Ontario and the Yukon to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home
    • New findings suggest young girls who are dealing with a great deal of stress are more prone to premature aging
    • Study says fathers who talk to their babies make a big difference in the infant’s speech development
  • Oct. 31: Healthier children’s menus, deviated septum, healthcare costs

    • Kids Food Reboot campaign aims to get restaurants to change their children’s menus to include healthy food
    • Do you have a broken nose or a deviated septum?
    • Cost of healthcare in Canada is going up this year but just barely
  • This May 5, 2011, photo shows the General Motors headquarters in Detroit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya

    Oct. 30: GM recall update, epilepsy diet

    • Report suggests Transport Canada knew about a potentially deadly problem with a GM vehicle eight months before a recall was issued
    • Study says a low carb, high fat diet might improve epilepsy