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Canada Still Won't Ban Unsafe Triclosan From Your Family Products

Ecojustice | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Impact
Ecojustice

Triclosan: You may have never heard of it, but chances are that you and your family use products that contain it regularly. Increasingly, scientific evidence shows that it is harmful to the environment and humans - especially children. And it doesn't work particularly well.

Are We At The Beginning Of The End For This Antibacterial?

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Over the last few years, triclosan has been the subject of much debate. Those in favour of these products hail their ability to keep bacteria at bay. Those against suggest there is no real benefit in everyday consumer home use whereas the risks -- both to humans and the environment -- are too great.

How To Lose Weight, Dignity, And Money All At Once

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

This month, The FDA approved a device that promises quick weight loss in minimal time and it has many physicians furious. The device is called AspireAssist and it's appalling. a tube is surgically implanted into the patients stomach using a port valve, which is an opening just above the belly button that can be opened or closed to drain food. Let's discuss the implications of all this.

Massive Recall Involves Food Processed As Far Back As 2014

CP | David Pitt, The Associated Press | Posted 05.21.2017 | Canada

Two people have died in the United States.

Super Salmon May Endanger Wild Species: Environmentalists

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2017 | Canada

The salmon was created in P.E.I.

Kellogg's Worker Filmed Urinating On Cereal Conveyor Belt

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business

The company and the FDA are investigating.

Canada Must Close The Gaps Governing Human Participation In Scientific Research

Gordon DuVal | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics
Gordon DuVal

The history of research, including research in Canada, shows that very serious harms may be suffered by persons taking part in research. The rules are not perfect, and they continue to be refined when tragedies do occur, but prior review and oversight has proved a powerful corrective to make research safer for human subjects. The problem is that these research protections don't apply to everyone doing research on people in Canada -- and they should.

Health Insurance Snubs Medical Marijuana For The Wrong Reasons

Amica Graber | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Living
Amica Graber

As Charlotte began to starve from not being able to consume food, it seemed inevitable that Dravet Syndrome would claim Charlotte's young life. With nothing left to lose, Charlotte's dad began to research experimental treatments -- he found one case in California, where medicinal marijuana helped to curb violent seizures in a young patient.

Withholding Medication From Schizophrenia Sufferers Should Be Unethical

Marvin Ross | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

Allowing someone with schizophrenia to remain in a psychotic state is cruel and harmful to the person, but that is what happened in a recent drug trial. But that is what happened in a trial conducted by Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Lundbeck Pharmaceutical to gain approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. earlier this year.

B.C. Clinical Trials Oversight Shows Need For Health Sheriffs

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Until Health Canada chooses to honour its commitment to the auditor general, the FDA and OHRP may be the only health sheriffs in town.

How Oxygen Can Be Used to Clear the Air

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Based on studies dating back almost 40 years pathogens can become airborne in almost every environment. Once there, they can spread to unsuspecting victims leaving them vulnerable to illness.

Des médicaments de mauvaise qualité pourraient avoir été vendus au Canada

RCQC | Radio-Canada.ca | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Politics

Des compagnies pharmaceutiques canadiennes auraient vendu, ici et aux États-Unis, des médicaments de mauvaise qualité, selon une enquête du quotid...

Malnourished Kids Don't Always Look The Way You Think

Jessica Zapata | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jessica Zapata

Obesity is one of the leading causes of heart disease and metabolic syndromes. It leads to a deterioration in the quality of our life and often the length, too. Some experts have gone as far as saying childhood obesity is such an epidemic that this current generation of youngsters will have a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents!

Do You Know About These New Food Safety Regulations?

Steven Burton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada
Steven Burton

Self-policing has proven to be inadequate in the past as some food producers took an overly optimistic view of risk, dismissing (or unaware of) potential hazards to the extent that food safety was compromised. This is why the CFIA feels that external inspections by a regulatory agency are so important.

The Food You Buy at the Grocery Store May Not Be Safe to Eat

Steven Burton | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Business
Steven Burton

According to Public Health Agency of Canada, four-million Canadians will come down with food poisoning this year. Fortunately, most recover but some do not. While some cases result from improper food handling at restaurants or at home, many are caused by products purchased at the grocery store.

We Deserve to Know More About Prescription Drugs

Roojin Habibi | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Roojin Habibi

Why is Health Canada only letting doctors and the public know part of the story about the safety and effectiveness of new pharmaceutical drugs? Inadequate information can be as dangerous as misinformation. Here's how.

How the Internet Can Make Us More Gullible and Less Informed

BabyPost | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Living
BabyPost

We use the Internet to keep in touch and access information, but maybe people need to take a step back and look at the sources of information before they rely on it, believe it, and share it. It's the opposite of the Internet making us smarter. It's making us complacent, gullible and ill-informed.

Something Fishy?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Business

UNDATED, - Almost 30,000 comments have poured into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about Canadian genetically modified salmon since the agency a...

Mmm... Frankenfish

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Genetically engineered salmon created in Canada are getting closer to becoming the first transgenic animal to make it onto a menu, after t...

Food And Medication Fakes Exposed Thanks To DNA

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada Living

Scientists have discovered a range of new uses for a Canadian technology that can be used to peer into 30,000-year-old permafrost, detect phoney herba...