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Health, Society

Non-profit warns of acetaminophen link to liver failure

The common analgesic acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver failure in Canada and the non- profit Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Canada (ISMP) has issued a bulletin asking that it be used safely. It notes that about 4,500» 

Health, Lifestyle, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

Employers anxious about marijuana in the workplace

The Canadian government will soon legalize the recreational use of marijuana but employers say it has failed to take steps to prevent its use in the workplace. Employers in Canada are legally obliged to ensure the safety of their workers,» 

Society

Another death prompts calls for safer snow removal

At age 21, Jessica Holman-Price pushed her brother out of the way and was crushed under the wheels of a snow removal truck. © CBC A mother whose daughter died 11 years ago under the wheels of a snow removal truck» 

Health, Society, Sports

Concussion conference: making sport safe

‘A serious and widespread problem’ Canada’s governor general, David Johnston, will host a one-day conference on concussions involving some of the country’s top names in professional and amateur sport as well as prominent medical experts. “We have a major challenge with» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Former Health Canada scientist against trade deals.

Canadian Shiv Chopra recently returned from the Hague where a mock international tribunal, and parallel “People’s Assembly”, were discussing if the multi-national bio-tech and chemical giant Monsanto, can be held accountable under human rights laws. Micro-biologist and veterinarian, for over» 

Society

Pilots no longer need to fly to keep licences current

Rules have changed in Canada so that pilots can simply use simulator testing to keep their pilots’ licenses up to date, and experts say that is a threat to public safety. In the past, pilots could not maintain their licences» 

International, Society

Canadians becoming desensitized to terror stories, but concerned about travel

It seems almost every night, the news reports some horrific terrorist act, mass shooting, deliberate airline crash, bombing, or some other form of violence. One of the largest international polling firms has conducted a survey of Canadian attitudes to such» 

History, Society

History: July 6 2013 – Canada’s deadly train disaster

Images of violent inferno in the middle of small Quebec town were seen around the world on this day three years ago. Known as the Lac Megantic rail disaster, a freight train carrying highly flammable fuel crashed and exploded in» 

Society

Independent board concerned about runaway trains

The Transportation Safety Board is concerned the government has not done enough to curtail a sharp increase in runaway trains, reports the Globe and Mail newspaper. In July 2013, a train’s brakes failed and it rolled into the town of» 

Health, Science and Technology

Cosmetics: more health concerns

You want to adhere to fashion and look good, but are those various moisturizers, lipsticks and other cosmetics as harmless and innocuous as you think? Perhaps not. Health Canada has issued an advisory on what it calls “leave on “»