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Health, Society

Firefighters kick off Movember to promote men’s health

Firefighters from Toronto and Brampton, 45 km to the northwest, drove their decorated trucks to a Toronto fire station to kick off month-long activities in support of men’s health. This event on November 2, 2020 began the 14th annual Movember »

Economy, Health, Society

Sales of cancer medicines in Canada nearly tripled over past decade: report

Sales of cancer-fighting medicines in Canada have nearly tripled over the past decade, reaching $3.9 billion in 2019, according to a report by the federal Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. According to the Oncology Medicines in Canada chartbook released by »


Prevent cancers caused by HPV, urge doctors

It’s estimated that three out of every four sexually active Canadians will contract Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at some point in their lives and that puts them at risk for genital warts and as well as several types of cancer.   HPV »

Health, International

World Cancer Day: Fusion of Cancer agencies in Canada

Today, February 4, is World Cancer Day, It was established in 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer held in Paris. The idea of the annual day is is to raise awareness of cancer and encourage prevention, detection, and treatment. »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Artificial turf playing fields and crumb rubber toxicity.

The original concept of artificial turf held a theoretical number of advantages. The tiny pellets of rubber infill made from recycled tires diverted thousands of those tires from landfill sites, while the fields eliminated the need for pesticides, fertilizers and »


Canada’s international trade minister diagnosed with cancer

Canada’s International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr says he’s undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this week. In a statement released on Twitter on Friday, Carr, a Liberal Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, said his “spirits »


Exercise can help with cancer and help prevent it, says panel

An international panel of experts in cancer and rehabilitation has devised new guidelines to help people prevent cancer or recover from it and improve their survival. “In terms of cancer treatment, we know that being active, in theory, has been »


Blood cancer survival rates in Canada on the rise, report finds

Canadians diagnosed with blood cancers today have a much greater chance of beating the disease than 30 years ago thanks to advances in precision medicine, according to a report released Wednesday by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). The report – Canadian »


The LINK Online, May 17, 18, 19, 2019

Your hosts: Levon, Lynn, Marie-Claude (at the river’s edge) and Marc (video of show at bottom) Climate change and the kelp forests of the Arctic It seems that climate change is having an effect under the Arctic seas. Kelp has »

Health, Society

Excess weight a growing cause of preventable cancer

Tobacco is by far the leading cause of preventable cancer in Canada, according to a study funded by the Canadian Cancer Society. Next is inactivity followed by excess weight. But overweight and obesity are projected to become the second leading »