Cribs more than 10 years old should not be used: Health Canada

OTTAWA — Health Canada is advising parents and caregivers that cribs more than 10 years old should not be used because they are more likely to have broken, worn, loose or missing parts, or to be missing warnings or instructions. Health Canada previously instructed consumers not to use cribs manufactured before 1986, said spokeswoman Christelle Legault. In 1986, Health Canada

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Drew Willy, Danny Barrett maintain ties

REGINA — Rookie quarterback Drew Willy wasn’t unfamiliar with the Saskatchewan Roughriders when he arrived in Regina. Willy learned of the CFL team from former head coach Danny Barrett, who spent seven seasons as the Riders’ head coach before being fired after the 2006 season. Barrett then joined the University of Buffalo where he was the quarterbacks coach from 2007

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Ottawa to study possible health effects generated by wind turbines

TORONTO — Health Canada is planning a study to examine the possible links between wind-turbine noise and health effects reported by people living near the power-generating structures. Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq says the research was prompted by concerns from residents living near wind farms about possible health problems related to low-frequency noise from the turbines. The study will initially

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Gambling expert seeks to curb youth involvement in games of chance

TORONTO — Countless people flock to casinos, card tables and lottery kiosks, lured by the prospect of victory and pocketing a windfall. But a leading youth gambling expert says games of chance are anything but child’s play. “This is an adult activity,â€� said Jeffrey Derevensky, co-director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University.

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Swine flu vaccine linked to increased risk of rare nerve disorder

The 2009 human “swine flu” vaccine given to millions of Canadians was associated with twice the normal risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome — a rare but potentially paralyzing nerve disorder, Quebec researchers are reporting. With Guillain-Barre syndrome, or GBS, the immune system attacks the body’s peripheral nerves, causing rapidly progressing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. In a new study led

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Album reviews (Dirty Projectors, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Serj Tankian, Jets Overhead)

Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan(Domino) A classic example of a band (or auteur vehicle) whose quirks can both enhance and hobble the song/idea, avant-chamber-indie project Dirty Projectors follows Dave Longstreth’s hyperactively melodic vocals whither they weave. He’s the ADD McCartney. To listen to “Maybe That Was It” is to be unsurprised that they collaborated with Bjork. Sometimes, as in the broken

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Anthony Hopkins to Play Russell Crowe’s Grandfather in Noah

Anthony Hopkins is going to play Russell Crowe’s grandfather in Noah. The Silence of the Lambs Oscar-winner will take on the part of Methuselah in Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic, a spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures told TheWrap. Aronofsky himself broke the news on Twitter Monday morning. For those needing an Old Testament brush-up, Methuselah is the oldest person in the Hebrew

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