New report shows girls in Ontario more likely to be bullied in school and online

TORONTO — A report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found girls in Ontario are nearly twice as likely to be victims of cyber-bullying than boys. The finding marks the first time the centre asked Ontario students about cyber-bullying in 35 years of surveying youth about their mental health and well-being — and one in five students

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Pancreas-in-dish offers means to study one of the deadliest of cancers

TORONTO — Canadian scientists have created a living 3-D “pancreas-in-a-dishâ€� with the hope of unravelling the mysteries of pancreatic cancer, one of the least understood and deadliest of all malignancies. A team led by Senthil Muthuswamy, a senior scientist at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, developed a microscopic model of a pancreatic duct, one of the tubes that carry insulin

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Cuckoo for cocoa: Chocolate the hot trend for children’s cereals

OTTAWA — If there’s one thing Geoff Paisley can usually count on when he brings his children to the grocery store, it’s tears at the end of the cereal aisle. “Usually, my son just starts pulling cereals off the shelf,” Paisley said of his four-year-old. “It’s a battle.” The father of three stands firm when he’s up against the bright

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‘State-of-the-art’ sinks source of Toronto hospital’s outbreak, study reveals

TORONTO — An investigation aimed at pinpointing the source of a lingering bacterial outbreak in a Toronto hospital turned up an unlikely suspect. The sinks did it. State-of-the-art handwashing sinks installed in the intensive care unit and some patient rooms in Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital actually became the reservoir of a pesky drug-resistant bug that infected or colonized 66 patients

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Rider Beat: Ticats’ Chris Williams poses another challenge for Riders

REGINA — There isn’t any rest for the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ special teams because each week provides another test in terms of returners. The Riders recently faced Larry Taylor of the Calgary Stampeders and Tim Brown of the B.C. Lions, who are among the CFL’s elite returners. The challenge will be fired up to another level Saturday when the Riders (3-1)

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Five songs that have a sporting chance

(MCT) The London Olympics won’t get underway until this weekend, but numerous songs from these pop-heavy Games have been released already. As part of its “Rock the Games” music program, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games commissioned five songs. The first to appear was Muse’s “Survival,” and the last will be Dizzee Rascal’s “Scream,” which will

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50 Shades of Gryffindor: Emma Watson to play Anastasia Steele?

Emma Watson’s new movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is among today’s just-announced TIFF selections, and should anyone track the actress down on some red-carpet or hotel rooftop, here’s the first thing they’re going to ask her. (OK, second thing — right after “What’s Dumbledore REALLY like?”) Is it true you’re going to star in 50 Shades of Grey?

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