Fashion Television cancelled after 27 years on air

Cue Animotion’s Obsession theme song one last time: Fashion Television, Jeanne Beker’s 27-year-old series that brought style to the masses, has suspended production. News first leaked out Wednesday morning via a tweet from FT host Beker that read: “This dream is over: After 27 glorious years, FT production ceased today. So sad to see some of my closest colleagues move

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It’s not just about cavities: Poor oral care can damage your overall health

Most Canadians know that maintaining good oral hygiene keeps teeth free from cavities and prevents gum disease. But they get failing grades on proper brushing and flossing, and poor daily practices not only wreak havoc in the mouth, they may also contribute to heart disease and stroke, pneumonia, and low birth weight babies. Whether it’s cavities, gum disease (gingivitis) or

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Provinces better off without federal oversight of fertility treatments, study says

CALGARY — On the heels of news that the federal government plans to eliminate the only agency that governs fertility treatments, a new study from the University of Calgary suggests the provinces might be better off without the federal oversight. Alberta critics of Assisted Human Reproduction Canada rejoiced when it was announced that the agency would be shuttered under the

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The best of Bonnie Raitt

A singer, songwriter and guitar player whose style is always imitated but never duplicated, Bonnie Raitt is a certified institution unto herself. In short, she rocks. Raitt, 62, is both a critical and commercial favourite, and continues to be feted for her fiery fretting. Slipstream, her first studio album since 2005, arrived Tuesday with much anticipation from members of the

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Breast cancer research at McGill could make mammography obsolete

MONTREAL — Scientists at McGill University have crossed a critical threshold in developing a blood test that could one day detect breast cancer at very early stages and might even render mammography screening obsolete. Scientists have worked for years on such blood tests without much success. But the McGill team — including scientists specializing in nanotechnology, chemistry and oncology —

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Canadians choose Facebook over fitness at work: survey

While almost 90 per cent of working Canadians say they find time for Facebook and other personal activities during their work day, just one in five find time for physical activity, according to a new survey. The survey, commissioned by ParticipACTION and released Monday, said the main reason Canadian employees are not taking a break for physical activity during work

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