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'It's not easy. We need a shift in our mindset': Study says reform best-before labels to reduce food waste

CBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:50

A recent study found every Canadian lost or wasted almost 400 kilograms of food a year. A lot of that waste — 47 per cent — happens at home.

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Health minister favours warnings on cigarettes as feds outline tobacco strategy

CBC - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:33

The federal health minister says she'd like to get the percentage of Canadians using tobacco down to less than five per cent by 2035, compared with 15 per cent today.

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IUD 'easily the most effective' birth control for teen girls, Canadian pediatricians say

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 23:01

Teen girls who are sexually active should be offered long-acting birth control such as an intrauterine device (IUD) front and centre, Canadian Paediatric Society says in a new position statement.

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She lost her daughter to domestic violence - now she's trying to make sure no one else loses theirs

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:37

Almost exactly 12 years after her daughter was killed following months of abuse by her boyfriend, Dawn Novak stood in front of a packed room at the Toronto Police College to deliver a powerful message. Novak believes her daughter could still be alive today if not for mistakes made by authorities involved in her case.

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Science of Correactology in doubt as Collège Boréal drops training for program

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 19:00

The family that invented Correactology says it’s a labour of love that’s helped countless people live better lives. Skeptics and medical professionals are calling it a "pseudo-science" and a business ploy.

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Sask. professor to build ankle MRI to monitor astronauts' health in space

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 18:54

The device will provide a better understanding of how bone and muscle loss happens in astronauts.

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'Bloodied and broken' ultramarathoner runs again after falling down mountain

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 16:02

Adam Campbell has thrived as an elite mountain runner for years. But after an accident, he's had to learn to compete against himself and his body's pain.

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Roseanne Barr rebuked by drug company after blaming Ambien for racist tweet

CBC - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 08:31

American comedian Roseanne Barr says she's tired of "being attacked and belittled," and blames sleep aid Ambien for her tweet that compared a black former Obama administration official to an ape, a racist remark that sparked outrage and the cancellation of her TV show.

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