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  • Sept. 18: Cancer diagnosis, NFL advertisers, enterovirus D68


    • Canadian Cancer Society says over 60 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least five years after diagnosis
    • When it comes to domestic violence in the NFL, will the pull or push of advertisers make a difference
    • McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton says enterovirus D68 with a “high degree of certainty” in more than two dozen children
    • Survey finds fewer families are making family mealtime part of their daily lives
  • Sept. 17: Mental health report, gout ailment


    • New mental health report finds the majority of Canadians are feeling good about life, others are not functioning as well
    • Gout is often described as a complex form of arthritis
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    Sept. 16: Breastfeeding benefits, prostate cancer, Ikea fabric swing recall


    • Research finds an unexpected long-term benefit to mothers who breastfeed
    • Study suggests a specific baldness pattern could be connected to a greater risk of prostate cancer
    • Ikea recalls Gunggung fabric swing because the suspension fitting could break, causing a fall
    • Alberta’s two CFLs teams are working to help end domestic violence
  • Sept. 15: Respiratory virus, Ebola update, goldfish tumour removal


    • Doctors are investigating whether a respiratory virus reported in the U.S. has moved into Canada
    • Global effort is underway to find ways to ramp up production of experimental Ebola vaccines and drugs
    • In Australia, a goldfish has undergone successful surgery to have a tumour removed
    • Program aimed at improving children’s long-term health by teaching them how to grow and prepare their fruits and vegetables
  • Sept. 12: Treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, opioid prescriptions


    • Ontario residents who have a rare lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, are now able to access a medication to help treat it
    • Study shows prescriptions for high-dose formulations of opioids rose in Canada over the last five years
  • Sept. 11: Starbucks’ baristas dress code, Ebola update, deviated nasal septum


    • Starbucks in the U.S. is rethinking its dress code for its baristas
    • Officials in Liberia say the Ebola outbreak has escalated, and that the country is now at war with the disease
    • Deviated nasal septum can cause difficulty breathing through the nose and also nasal infections
  • Sept. 10: ADHD & exercise, prison report, suicide rates

    • Study shows exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their ability to focus
    • Federal prison watchdog marked World Suicide Prevention Day with a report that’s critical of Corrections Canada
    • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24
  • Sept. 9: Human case of West Nile in Toronto, immortality competition, rise in children’s cancers

    • First human case of of West Nile Virus in Toronto has been confirmed
    • Group of scientists and investors in California are launching a global competition aimed at seeing who can extend the human life span indefinitely
    • Experts are wondering if rising rates for children’s kidney and thyroid cancers could be related to obesity
  • Sept. 8: Chronic pain, student performance, dogs prefer human touch

    • People who lives with chronic pain are happy that it’s being brought the spotlight in Hollywood
    • Report says Canadian teachers should get incentive pay to improve student performance
    • If all you do is tell your dog he’s a good boy, you may be wasting your breath
  • Sept. 5: Stand Up to Cancer, smoking ban, obesity rates

    • Stand Up to Cancer telethon was broadcast on various Canadian and U.S. networks on Friday
    • U.S. health officials say smoking is banned in more than 80 per cent of all homes, nearly twice what it was 20 years ago
    • Report finds obesity rates among adults appear to be levelling off in the U.S.
    • WHO says experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready to used by the end of the year