U of C researchers sound alarm over radon levels in Calgary homes

After discovering a significant health threat in many Calgary homes, University of Calgary researchers are turning their attention to the rest of the province as they urge Albertans to test their homes for radon gas. The “Evict Radon� campaign launched Tuesday calls on provincial residents to have their homes tested for the carcinogen, both to improve safety and bolster data

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This Just In: Plume Nourish & Define Brow Pomade, Michael Kors Sexy Ruby and Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Eye Chrome

Plume Nourish Define Brow Pomade They say: A smudge-proof brow pomade that adds definition to brows. Includes an angled applicator brush. Available in five shades. The Canadian-made formula is 100 per cent natural, vegan and cruelty-free. We say: Looking to tame and define your brows without going overboard? This product is for you. Our tester found the formula went on smooth

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Seattle Seahawks Luke Willson talks style — and that hair

But wait, there’s more. “I go tees, into long-sleeved tees, into button-ups — but my button-up game is pretty weak,� he says with a laugh.   A quick scroll through Willson’s Instagram feed @lwillson_82 highlights not only his activities on the field, but also his sartorially competitive side outside sports, including the rather upsetting moment at the Seahawks Christmas party last

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Blood pressure of 130 over 80? That’s the new ‘high,’ according to an update of guidelines

The nation’s heart experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they, and their doctors, will address the deadly condition sooner. Acting for the first time in 14 years, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology redefined high blood

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Vanstone: How the Redblacks faded to black

OTTAWA — The latest Leader-Post-Mortem is more applicable, thematically, to the Ottawa Redblacks. The Redblacks’ season is over as a result of Sunday’s 31-20 loss to the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL’s East Division semi-final. Saskatchewan, which took the crossover route to the playoffs after finishing fourth in the West, proceeds to the East final against the host Toronto

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Roughriders’ veterans are coming through

OTTAWA — Age is just a number for a number of key Saskatchewan Roughriders players. Veterans like quarterback Kevin Glenn, cornerback Jovon Johnson, slotback Chad Owens and tailback Marcus Thigpen are among the reasons why the Riders are to play the Toronto Argonauts in Sunday’s East Division final. The winner advances to the Grey Cup game, Nov. 26 in Ottawa.

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Not taking your medication? These new digital pills will allow doctors to keep track of your adherence

U.S. regulators approved the first medicine with an embedded sensor to help keep track of whether patients are adhering to their prescriptions, a so-called digital pill made by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. and Proteus Digital Health. The pill is a version of Otsuka’s Abilify, which treats depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The sensor, developed by Proteus, is activated by stomach fluids, sending

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Dementia drink disappoints in highly anticipated Lancet-published study

In a new study, a breakfast drink that first made a splash at an international Alzheimer’s conference in Vancouver five years ago as a memory booster has been shown to have no benefits for those with early symptoms of dementia. The European study of the milkshake-like drink called Souvenaid (also known as Fortasyn Connect) — marketed as a prescription formula

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Donald Grayston: Peace-maker, peace-disturber, RIP

On how globalization has fueled fundamentalism: Grayston was been struck by how the “shrinking of the world� through immigration, globalization, technology and especially the spread of television has fuelled religious fundamentalism. “People in all corners of the world now see images of modernity on TV, particularly of scantily clad men and women behaving in sexual ways, that would get you

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