Category: Living

WestJet to offer weekly non-stop flights from YYC to Loreto, Mexico

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
WestJet to offer weekly non-stop flights from YYC to Loreto, Mexico

Westjet announced a number of new destinations and increased frequency on some routes On Monday, Westjet announced its 2014-2015 winter schedule will feature two new fun-in-the-sun destinations, one new route and more flights on 19 other routes. Beginning on April 15, 2015, WestJet will offer weekly non-stop service from Calgary International Airport to Loreto, Mexico, […]

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House flipping tips from Scott McGillivray of “Flipping the Block”

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
House flipping tips from Scott McGillivray of “Flipping the Block”

Scott McGillivray offers five tips to would-be house flippers Canadian real estate investor/contractor Scott McGillivray judges four teams as they compete to turn around the most profitable home renovation on the new series “Flipping the Block.” Premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada, the series sees the teams using the same budgets to fix […]

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Hospital elevator buttons crawling with bacteria – study

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hospital elevator buttons crawling with bacteria – study

Hospital elevator buttons, neckties worn by male doctors, lab coats, stethoscopes among common contaminated surfaces You might want to use an elbow or a pen to push hospital elevator buttons next time you’re visiting a loved one or in for a surgical procedure. A new study suggests that hospital elevator buttons have more bacteria on […]

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Pope Francis asks sex abuse victims for forgiveness, vows bishops will be held accountable for abuse

| July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Pope Francis asks sex abuse victims for forgiveness, vows bishops will be held accountable for abuse

Pope Francis met privately with abuse victims Pope Francis promised to hold bishops accountable for the protection of minors and begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors. The pope celebrated a Mass with six survivors at his Vatican hotel Monday, but in his homily he […]

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5 Health hazards you never considered before, but should

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
5 Health hazards you never considered before, but should

Health hazards can include microwaved eggs, roller coasters and toothbrushes ‘It’s summertime and the living is easy” is a favourite expression at this time of year. But health hazards don’t care what month it is. You can stub your toe at any time. And, for instance, how many parents worry that their children face a […]

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Flu vaccine plant must fix problems – Health Canada

| July 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Flu vaccine plant must fix problems – Health Canada

Flu vaccine production issue pose no threat to public health, according to regulator Health Canada has advised pharmaceutical giant GSK it wants to see an action plan for fixing problems at the country’s only flu vaccine production facility. GSK was given 30 days in which to lay out a proposal and timeline for resolving the […]

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Skin cancer – Check your moles, preferably with a dog

| June 19, 2014 | 1 Comment
Skin cancer – Check your moles, preferably with a dog

If you have a mole and know a dog trained in skin cancer detection, forget the dermatologist By W. Gifford-Jones, M.D   Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of malignancy. But according to The Cancer Society, it is also one of the fastest increasing malignancies. For instance, the incidence of new cases is now […]

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Palliative care for dying Canadians debate needed – CMA

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Palliative care for dying Canadians debate needed – CMA

Palliative care topic of study by Canadian doctors association The organization representing most of the country’s doctors says Canadians need to have a national dialogue about end-of-life palliative care, including their opinions about euthanasia and physician-assisted death. The Canadian Medical Association also says Canada needs a national strategy that would provide palliative care to dying […]

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Risk of seizures due to measles outweighs risk of vaccination side-effects: Report

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Risk of seizures due to measles outweighs risk of vaccination side-effects:  Report

Risk of seizures 60-70 per 10,000 kids with measles, three to four kids per 10,000 suffer seizures following combined vaccine A new study has found that children who get a combination vaccine have a slightly higher risk of having a fever-induced seizure than children who got two vaccinations to protect against the same diseases. The […]

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Helen Hays – Story of perseverance by pioneering doctor

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Helen Hays – Story of perseverance by pioneering doctor

Helen Hays entered medical school at 35 – much older than other students By Bryan Alary   A historic country estate overlooking three acres of finely manicured Victorian gardens near Cornwall was the idyllic backdrop of the childhood of Helen Hays —like something straight out of Downton Abbey. And just like the TV drama, the […]

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