Health & Wellness
TORONTO—Two Canadian research centres are gearing up for a clinical trial to determine if a type of stem cell can help alleviate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
TORONTO—The Real Thing soon will be the less sweet thing—at least in Canada.
Coca-Cola is getting an eight percent calorie cut in Canada, which will bring its sweetness in line with how the beverage tastes elsewhere in the world, the company said this week.
Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada also is tweaking the size of bottles and cans.
WINNIPEG—A water warning was lifted for Winnipeg’s 700,000 residents yesterday, although officials couldn’t say why tests for E. coli came back positive in the first place.
TORONTO — This year’s flu vaccine offers little or no protection in Canada against becoming sick enough to require medical care, a study published Thursday suggests.
The research, based on data from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, found the vaccine offers most people virtually no protection against the strain that’s causing the lion’s share of the illness this year, H3N2.
TORONTO—Ontario’s education minister is surprised by some of the criticism over the province’s proposed changes to the sex ed. curriculum, saying the concept of consent already is taught to primary school children.
“I’ve been quite taken aback by things that people are trying to label as sex ed.,” Liz Sandals said yesterday.
WINNIPEG—The most recent tests done on Winnipeg’s water supply came back clean yesterday, but the city’s 700,000 residents remained under a boil-water advisory while the results were verified.
Mayor Brian Bowman said it could be this afternoon before yet another round of tests was completed and people would be able to safely drink the water without boiling it first.
TORONTO—A woman from British Columbia is the first person in North America to be diagnosed with H7N9 bird ’flu, after apparently contracting the virus while travelling in China earlier this month, Canadian health officials said yesterday.
Her husband, who had been travelling with her, also was sick with an influenza-like illness around the same time.
NEW YORK — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.
As a guy who built heating systems for spacesuits, Mark Aramli found it perplexing that there was no good way to get the temperature right for his mom when she was laid up during a recent Rhode Island winter.
“I kept astronauts warm in space, and this was just a bed,” the former NASA engineer says. “Everything was too hot or too cold.”
STOCKHOLM, Sweden—In socially-liberal Sweden, an educational video for children featuring dancing genitals has become an online hit—and even drawn criticism for not being progressive enough.
The one-minute animated video by public broadcaster SVT, promoting a television series about the human body, has been seen by more than four million YouTube viewers.