Category : Health

Nearly one in four men psychologically distressed

Psychologically distressed – A SOM survey of 2,000 Quebec men has revealed that nearly one-quarter (22%) may be experiencing psychological distress, yet generally do not seek professional support. The survey was conducted at the request of Regroupement provincial en santé ...

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A happy alternative to chemical fragrances

Alternative to chemical fragrances – The information on the toxic effects of chemical fragrances is exploding in the health industry. “The-New-Second-Hand-Smoke” is what people are now calling perfumes and colognes. The fumes linger for hours and are not only hazardous ...

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Banning smoking in CDN / NDG parks

Banning smoking in CDN / NDG parks – NDMarvin Rotrand will be tabling a motion to ban smoking in parks at the November 5 Borough Council meeting in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. The Snowdon city councilor has long been an advocate ...

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Pharmacists, Opioids and ‘The Talk’

This morning was no different than many other days. I pulled a naloxone kit from the shelf in my pharmacy and headed into the counselling room where a patient was waiting for ‘the talk’. The patient is starting an opioid ...

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Is there still lead in lipstick?

It was 8 years ago that I reviewed “Lipstick’s lethal lead’. I think it’s time to check it out again. Back then I wrote: We eat while wearing lipstick We drink while wearing lipstick We kiss while wearing lipstick....

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Medical Marijuana – History, myths and truths

Medical Marijuana – Back in the early 1920’s, Cannabis, the original Latin name for what many people now call ‘Marijuana’, was grossly misunderstood and actually thought to turn users into ‘homicidal maniacs’ – which eventually proved unfounded. In 1923 it ...

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