TORONTO — The recipient of what’s believed to be North America’s first paired living liver donation says he has “the deepest regards” for the stranger who saved his life.
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By Cassandra Szklarski The Canadian Press
A new study offers possible clues to why babies who drink pumped breast milk are at greater risk of asthma, allergies and obesity than those who get breastmilk straight from the breast.
TORONTO — An emotional sentencing hearing for the truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash laid bare the unrelenting pain of family members who lost loved ones in the sudden tragedy.
There were heartbreaking accounts of grief and anger, and calls for the maximum prison time possible.
TORONTO — Flo Elliott was never a big eater, but her appetite plummeted when her husband died.
Suddenly alone after 54 years of marriage, Elliott says she lost interest in food and would routinely skip meals.
It would take about seven years to recover that appetite, says the now 89-year-old.
TORONTO — A move by Ottawa to use Canada’s food guide to drill home the dangers of chronic alcohol use caught some nutrition and addiction experts by surprise, but they welcomed the tougher stance on an issue they say demands a co-ordinated strategy.
TORONTO — Canadian kids continue to rank low in a global report on physical activity.
The most recent release from the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance finds children in Slovenia and Japan to be the most active among 49 countries studied.
TORONTO — Carol Francey waxes nostalgic when she thinks back to the first time she tried pot.
The year was 1966, the place was Toronto’s hippie-packed Yorkville neighbourhood, and she was 17-and-a-half-years-old.
The Victoria resident has been using pot ever since, she says some 52 years. And for most of that time, she did it in secret.
TORONTO — A Quebec dad’s fight to get a change table in his local Tim Hortons has reignited a campaign by some fathers to make the folding baby stations a standard feature in men’s bathrooms across the country.
TORONTO — Repeated shortages of the life-saving EpiPen has “moved from an inconvenience to a concern,” says Food Allergy Canada.
The national advocacy group was among those alarmed by yet another announcement from Pfizer that its epinephrine auto-injector is in short supply, with executive director Jennifer Gerdts saying the latest shortfall comes just when it’s needed most.
TORONTO — Research for the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program found 81 per cent of Lyme disease cases involving kids and youth over a three-year study period were in Nova Scotia and Ontario.