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A new American study has confirmed what every autism family has heard anecdotally: Accidental death by drowning is a significant risk for kids with autism. Researchers at the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University looked at more than 39 million death records over a 16-year period (up to 2014) to determine the relationship between autism and death by injury.
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"I feel as if I've let our entire country down by not performing the one time it matters."
The spread of infectious diseases at large events, also known as mass gatherings has become a major concern as a result of numerous outbreaks. The issue has become so great mathematical models have been developed to predict an outbreak depending on the event.
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Summer is the season where accidents, particularly in children, are more frequent. Many of these accidents can be prevented and a number of pediatric advocacy groups and children's hospitals have created information around prevention strategies.
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For the second time in 10 months, I vacationed to a hot, sunny, gorgeous place only to return to the dead of winter, pasty pale. My, how times have changed. When it comes down to it, you can buy 'tan in a can' or get a spray tan any time, but you can't buy time with your family.
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Deciding on the perfect swimsuit can be incredibly annoying. Some are too skimpy, while others are just completely unflattering for your body type. To help you avoid this frustration, trust us when we...
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Our efforts to stay clean have hampered us, leaving us with no opportunity for continual exposure to those lower levels of bacteria. As a result, when we do come into contact with them -- such as eating contaminated food -- we tend to have an increased chance of becoming ill.
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Recently, I noticed that my toes could use a makeover. When I was at the pool for my weekly swim, I noticed other women having such pretty toes, polish in every shade and colour. In an attempt to have dazzling feet for the summer, I spoke with the regional manager at absolute spa.
In addition to the special events and interactive exhibits at most major tourist attractions, here is a list of virtually free things to do around the GTA, most of which will give you an opportunity to try something new or different by virtue of the favourable price tag.
Parenting is tiring, and fighting your kids' natural tendencies can be exhausting. Growth and change hurt, and there's risk of lasting resentment or shut down if you push kids too hard. But learning and greatness only come with tolerance for pain, and fear, and as parents we need to use the experience our kids don't have to help them push their limits. It's our job.
Of all the places to which sun seekers migrate, none is as popular as the beach or swimming pool. For many, there is nothing quite like becoming one with the water. Unfortunately, the escape comes with its own challenges, namely that of infections.
TORONTO - An Ontario teenager appeared to be in both good health and spirits after completing what may be a record breaking swim across Lake Ontario.Annaleise Carr was greeted by cheering family membe...
The excitement and energy is all around us. We can't wait to have the opportunity to show everyone who we are. Check out Canada's Synchronized Swimming team closely; you will see things that you've never seen before in our routines. We innovate, push the limits of the impossible and push the acrobatics to a higher level. We're here to win a medal.
LONDON - The most senior member on Canada's swim team conquered rookie nerves to capture his first Olympic medal.Brent Hayden won bronze in the 100-metre freestyle Wednesday for Canada's first swim me...
LONDON - Canadian swimmer Brent Hayden is off to the final of the men's 100-metre freestyle at the London Olympics.The Mission, B.C., native finished fourth in his semifinal heat on Tuesday with a tim...
LONDON - Canadian swimmers Barbara Jardin and Samantha Cheverton missed out on the 200 freestlye final at the London Games.Montreal's Jardin finished 10th Monday's semifinal, while Cheverton, of Lachi...
LONDON - Ryan Cochrane arrived in London wanting two medals. The Victoria swimmer now has a chance at just one.Cochrane was put through an emotional wringer Saturday as he was had his spot in the 400-...
By Nancy Ryerson, HellaWella.com Hitting the pool is a great way to cool off during the summer and stay fit even when it’s not ice cream season. But swimming can also cause a slew of summertime irrita...
As the weather heats up, it seems world events keep getting wackier! A dingo, pee-filled swimming pools, David Cameron's lost child, a stress video and more. I saw some pretty good stuff last week. Here are the top five that got my attention.
I didn't learn to swim until more than 10 years after the day I almost drowned. You'd think I would have signed up for swimming lessons as soon as I made it to dry land, but I always had an excuse. Until my doctor strongly advised me to stop running and take up swimming.
Encouraging children to read at home is critical to them developing both into strong readers and succeeding at school. Remember, you are sending an important message to your child that reading is both a pleasure and a necessity.