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“Butt-Dialling?” It’s becoming a problem

My best friend’s infant son really likes playing with gadgets, especially telephones. He loves to grab them, press the numbers, and watch them blink. My friend and her husband thought it was harmless until one time last year their child accidentally ...

On thin ice

The cold water survival experiments by University of Manitoba professor and researcher Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht – dubbed Professor Popsicle – may seem a bit quirky, but cold water shock is no laughing matter. The ice on lakes and ponds in many parts ...

Students use creativity to fight bullying

*Guest blog from Janice Babineau, Canadian Red Cross communications coordinator in Atlantic Canada * [slideshow] Bullying can happen to anyone. That message was heard loud and clear on Friday when students, parents and even elected officials sh...

Winter safety tips brought to you by “Disaster Dudette”

Snow. It can be so much fun. You can toboggan, ski, build snow people... the list is endless really. However, when a lot of snow falls at once, the white stuff can go from being fun to not so much fun. Last week, some areas around London had over ...

It’s a wee bit chilly outside

The last few days, temperatures have been going down across the province making Ontario residents feel a bit chilled. Here in Toronto, temperatures feel like -13 degrees with the wind chill.  Yesterday, the City issued its first Extreme Cold Alert...

Photo Tuesday: Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

Southwestern Ontario has been experiencing its first major winter storm of the season, with some areas being pummelled with record amounts of snow In London, parts of the city have upwards of 70 cm of the white stuff, while other communities have ...

Food Friday: Flu fighting foods

I definitely haven’t been feeling like my sunny self these past few days fighting belly aches, fever, chills and a sore throat. It’s flu season, and my body has picked up some bug somewhere. So, while I was "belly aching" about my recent bout wit...

Infectious brain teasers

It's National Infection Control Week in Canada, and with flu season coming soon, it's a good time to brush up on tips to keep cooties at bay. We are putting your knowledge to the test!  Do you know the answers to the puzzles below? (These are cour...

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