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Health Canada Proposes Warnings for Tanning Beds

February 24, 2013, 7:03 pm

The federal government is proposing cigarette package-type warnings on tanning beds to warn users of health risks.

How Safe Is Your Seafood?

February 3, 2013, 8:37 am

Fish has been contaminated, but at this point, the benefits still outweigh the risks.

Dust Bunnies? Not So Funny!

February 3, 2013, 7:37 am

If keeping your kids safe and healthy is part of your top priority, don’t ignore house dust.

Canadian Moms Sacrifice Own Health to Prioritize Family Needs, Survey Finds

January 30, 2013, 11:05 pm

A recent survey found that over half of moms say they don’t have time to take care of themselves.

Tales From the Practice of Medicine: Lack of Forbearance Can Ruin Health

October 4, 2012, 5:28 pm

A patient whom I will call Rita came to me to treat her Parkinson’s disease. In traditional Chinese medicine, Parkinson’s disease is called “trembling paralysis.”

Kinder Work Schedules May Reduce Obesity

August 8, 2012, 1:54 am

Better work schedules that include chances to nap, less overtime, and regular meal breaks would decrease the odds of nurses being obese or overweight, according to a new study.

Midlife Blood Pressure Spike Elevates Heart Attack Risk

December 26, 2011, 2:10 pm

Developing hypertension in middle age increases risk of heart attack or stroke later in life, a new study found.

The Shisha Smoke Screen

August 11, 2011, 3:51 pm

“The smoke that emerges from a water pipe contains numerous toxicants knows to cause lung cancer and heart disease.”

HRT: Unsafe at Any Dose

November 15, 2010, 9:53 pm

Want to increase your chances of getting node-positive breast cancer and dying from it? Take hormone therapy.

The Leap to Cloth Diapering

November 13, 2008, 4:03 pm

Every parent using disposable diapers should know about the potential health risks.


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