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2014-05-01 08:36:24

TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - "You have cancer." To an estimated 500* Canadians a day, their family, friends and caregivers, these three words change lives. To help Canadians manage through a cancer diagnosis, Eli Lilly Canada is launching Lilly Oncology On Canvas Canada, an art competition that honours the physical and emotional journeys Canadians face when dealing with cancer. "A cancer diagnosis can be just as emotional as it is physical," says Dr. Joan Bottorff from the...

2014-04-09 12:31:36

OTTAWA, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has seized the unauthorized drug, "L-Showm Weight Loss Pills", being sold at the U-Box store, located at 2809-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC. Health Canada testing found that it contained an undisclosed ingredient, phenolphthalein. Phenolphthalein, which was previously used as a laxative, is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because it may cause cancer. Additional side-effects associated with phenolphthalein include...

2014-04-09 08:29:38

New initiatives driving better health outcomes by helping to shape lifestyles to prevent cancer and chronic diseases TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - More than 100 organizations across Canada are uniting as partners in a series of projects designed to improve the health of Canadians by preventing chronic disease. In phase two of the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative, a total of $15.3 million is being invested in eight projects to address issues...

2014-04-08 12:32:56

Health Canada posts Diane-35 Safety Review Summary and works with partners on a prescriber checklist as first step OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today delivered on a commitment to begin transparently publishing drug safety reviews. The Minister committed to providing Canadians with access to Health Canada drug safety reviews with the posting of a summary of the safety review of the acne treatment Diane-35. This is the first...

2014-04-07 08:25:03

ParticipACTION's third annual Sneak It In Week inspires Canadians to move more at work TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian adults spend 9.5 hours per day - almost 70 per cent of their waking hours - being sedentary. Much of this time is spent sitting at work, or in cars commuting to and from work. But, it's time to beware of the chair. Excessive time spent sitting increases the risk of diabetes and heart attack, and causes high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, sore backs and...

2014-02-28 12:23:13

The Centre will promote leading Canadian innovations and solutions in the global energy market TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced the creation of the Advanced Energy Centre, a partnership between the public and private sectors and MaRS Discovery District that will drive economic growth and sustainable job creation. Uniting founding industry partners Capgemini and Siemens, as well as utility and government representatives, the Centre...

2014-02-28 08:25:29

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Victoria Nolan, a former Paralympic rower on Team Canada, launched her first book, an autobiography titled Beyond Vision, on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Nolan was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that causes slow, progressive loss of vision at the age of 18. Though her diagnosis devastated her, it also provided a lot of insight: it explained why she always felt a little uncomfortable in crowds, why she didn't like speaking in...

2014-02-19 16:24:31

CALGARY, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - David Goldbloom, Chair, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the Mental Health Commission (MHCC) of Canada Board of Directors. The new members are: Janet M. Davidson, Deputy Minister of Alberta Health Ms. Davidson is a well-recognized and respected health care executive with a reputation for working with key stakeholders to achieve outstanding results: individually, organizationally, and at the community level. She has...

2014-01-22 08:25:32

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The CNIB Library has introduced an easier and faster way to get DAISY audiobooks called Direct to Player. As with all CNIB Library services, Direct to Player is free for all users. This new way of downloading will allow users to get DAISY audiobooks directly on their players without having to use a computer or wait for a CD in the mail. The Direct to Player service removes the need for users to order books through the CNIB Library, which means less...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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