Campus purple dye practice under review in wake of Health Canada warning
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Campus purple dye practice under review in wake of Health Canada warning

Some engineering students are rethinking how to approach a long-standing tradition of dying their bodies purple in the wake of a Health Canada warning. Student representatives at Queen’s…

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Advocates call on premiers for better sex ed across Canada
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Advocates call on premiers for better sex ed across Canada

Sex education saves lives. That’s the message advocates outside of the Council of Confederation tried to deliver to provincial and territorial leaders in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Launched by Action…

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Cystic fibrosis advocates hope to alert premiers to lack of affordable treatments
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Cystic fibrosis advocates hope to alert premiers to lack of affordable treatments

Advocates for the rare disease cystic fibrosis are joining forces to gain the attention of the country’s premiers. Provincial and territorial leaders are meeting in Saskatoon this week and…

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The freshman 15 is real: Study says Canadian students’ waistlines bulge in 1st year university
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The freshman 15 is real: Study says Canadian students’ waistlines bulge in 1st year university

The so-called freshman 15 — when students experience hefty weight gain during their first year of university — is real, according to a Canadian study published Wednesday, and men typically pack on twice as…

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Concussion rates higher than previously reported, Ont. study suggests
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Concussion rates higher than previously reported, Ont. study suggests

Increasing awareness and understanding of concussions are allowing researchers to better track the prevalence of the condition, a new study suggests, noting that rates of such injuries in…

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FDA names 16 dog-food brands with potential link to canine heart disease
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FDA names 16 dog-food brands with potential link to canine heart disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified 16 brands of dog foods — the majority of them labelled “grain free” — that it says are most frequently…

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Lack of accessible toilets keeps disabled B.C. girl stuck inside
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Lack of accessible toilets keeps disabled B.C. girl stuck inside

Amy Diaz loves swimming as much as any 10-year-old but she doesn’t go to pools very often. Rec centres, movie theatres and other public places are usually off limits,…

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Bruce Linton out as co-CEO of Canopy Growth
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Bruce Linton out as co-CEO of Canopy Growth

The co-founder and co-CEO of Canopy Growth, a Smiths Falls, Ont.-based cannabis company, says he has been pushed out. The company issued a news release Wednesday morning saying…

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Facebook to tackle posts with misleading health claims
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Facebook to tackle posts with misleading health claims

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was taking steps to reduce promotion of products based on misleading health-related claims. In a blog post, the social media company said…

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Apple recalls 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops over possible fire hazard
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Apple recalls 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops over possible fire hazard

Apple is recalling some MacBook Pro laptops because of a possible fire hazard.  The recall is for 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops that were primarily sold between September 2015 and…

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