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Health

Pregnant women urged to exercise

Physical activity is a “critical component” of achieving a healthy pregnancy, say doctors and researchers in Canada. This is one step up from their previously calling exercise “a recommended behaviour.” A review of 25,000 studies done at Western University was» 

Health, Society

Cannabis use linked to increased risk of psychosis, warn professors

Scientific studies indicate that using cannabis increases the risk for later development of psychosis such as schizophrenia, and the earlier the use, the greater the risk, warn two professors of psychiatry. Psychosis is a family of psychiatric disorders that produce» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Cannabis Canada: Day one of legality – most interesting

Toronto Police Services (TPS)- pot is not an emergency call Canada has spent the first full day of legalised recreational use of cannabis, and it was interesting. Line-ups were long at the several legal, provincially licensed or controlled outlets across» 

Health, Society

Canadians line up coast to coast to buy legal pot

Thousands of Canadians lined up in queues across the country Wednesday to buy their first legal cannabis as at the stroke of midnight Canada became the first G7 country to legalize recreational use of marijuana and other derived products. In» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Government cannabis sales vs black market

Billions of dollars for black market, or billions in revenue for government and industry? On this first day of legal sales of recreational marijuana (medical sale has been legal since 2001), crowds have gathered to purchase from government stores, and» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

It’s legal! International interest

The first day of legalised recreational use of cannabis in Canada has dawned, starting as of 12:01 AM this morning. Crowds lined up at a cannabis outlet in St John’s Newfoundland just past midnight to be the first in the» 

Health, Politics

Medical journal slams pot legalization as ‘national, uncontrolled experiment’

The Canadian Medical Association Journal blasted Monday the plan by the Liberal government to legalize cannabis in Canada as “national, uncontrolled experiment” that pits the profits of cannabis producers and government tax revenues against the health of Canadians. As of» 

Health, International, Society

Why no seatbelts in school busses?

CBC TV discovers flaws in widely used study against seatbelts School busses have a fairly good safety record, generally a child is many times safer riding in a bus than in a car.  A 2006 report by the Center for» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Driving while high: negative cannabis effects linger for hours.

Recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal in Canada as of tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 17. Even as government “pot shops” are preparing what they believe may be a rush on consumption, many concerns remain among a variety of» 

Economy, Environment, Health

Canadian Plant Health Council launched

The federal government announced Friday that it is launching a multi-partner council to protect Canada’s forests, agriculture and other plants from pests, diseases and other risks. The Canadian Plant Health Council is a collaborative project between 11 members from national»