Home / Tag Archives: health

Tag Archives: health

‘I truly have lived a wonderful life’: B.C. mayor to step down after ALS diagnosis

Descrease article font size Increase article font size The longtime mayor of Sun Peaks is stepping down due to a medical condition. Al Raine announced he will be leaving his role due to a rare form of ALS called bulbar ALS. “Presently, I am not suffering and other than my …

Read More »

Halifax clinic renamed in tribute to hockey player who died from rare heart disease – Halifax

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Halifax’s QEII Health Sciences Centre on Thursday, as a heart disease clinic was renamed in honour of a 16-year-old hockey player who died as a result of an undiagnosed inherited heart condition in 2013. Jordan Boyd, of Bedford, N.S., lost his life to an …

Read More »

‘Mommy will help me’: Navigating the web of supports for kids with autism in Ontario

Alexis Wilson suddenly awoke one night three years ago to her four-year-old son Emmett in her room, screaming, scratching his face and hitting his head against the wall. He did not speak much aside from one sentence, the last words he would say before plunging into a deep — and …

Read More »

Meta brand enoki mushrooms recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 23, 2024 7:10 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of Meta brand enoki mushrooms due to possible Listeria contamination. The agency says the recall was triggered by its …

Read More »

Tobacco industry ‘aggressively’ targeting youth with ‘manipulative’ tactics: WHO – National

The global tobacco industry is using “manipulative” tactics to “aggressively” target and hook youth on smoking across the globe, warns the World Health Organization, which is calling for a ban on the sale of tobacco and nicotine-related products to minors. Globally, an estimated 37 million children aged 13 to 15 …

Read More »

Boil water advisory issued for Gimli, Man. – Winnipeg

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Officials have issued a boil water advisory for the RM of Gimli due to a distribution pump failure. According to a notice published to the municipality’s website, a pump failure at the community’s water treatment plant Saturday resulted in a temporary loss …

Read More »

Tumblers handed out with Nütrl drinks at LCBO recalled due to possible contaminant

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 19, 2024 3:23 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size A free promotional tumbler handed out with Nütrl beverages at Ontario’s alcohol retailer is being recalled over safety concerns. Nütrl Canada says the container’s manufacturer has informed the …

Read More »

Canada introduces new guidelines to tackle antimicrobial resistance – National

Descrease article font size Increase article font size In response to the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance, the Public Health Agency of Canada on Friday announced new national prescribing guidelines for antibiotics. PHAC is partnering with Vancouver-based health technology company Firstline to roll out digital national guidelines to health-care providers …

Read More »

Peterborough Community Health Centre to open temporarily at Peterborough Square – Peterborough

The newly established Peterborough Community Health Centre will begin with a temporary space in the city’s downtown. On Wednesday during Peterborough County council’s regular meeting, PCHC board chair Johnathan Bennett and interim co-executive director Christine Brander provided an update on the primary care initiative, including revealing that its new temporary home …

Read More »