Health

Sudbury store did not receive any tainted meat

Sudbury Star (Getty Images) Customers of D&A Fine Meats in Sudbury will be happy to know it did not receive any tainted meat. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said this week Ryding-Regency Meat Packers of Toronto had issued a national recall of raw beef and veal products due to possible E. coli contamination. As a […]

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College Boreal boosts mental health programs

Sudbury Star The Ontario division of the Canadian Mental Health Association has accepted a $10,045 donation from Collège Boréal that will be used to enhance community-based mental health and addictions services. Supplied photo The Ontario division of the Canadian Mental Health Association has accepted a $10,045 donation from Collège Boréal that will be used to […]

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Bad meat may have been shipped to Sudbury retailer

Sudbury Star (Getty Images) Canada’s food safety watchdog says a Toronto meat packing company has issued a national recall of raw beef and veal products due to possible E. coli contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Ryding-Regency Meat Packers is recalling dozens of products produced on May 27 and May 30. Food service establishments, […]

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Sudbury’s PET scanner: A dream 10 years in the making

Sudbury Star Sam Bruno began the fight for a PET scanner. His family, friends and the community finished it Hillory Speck, a nuclear medicine technologist at Health Sciences North, demonstrates how a PET scan is done in the hospital’s new Sam Bruno PET Scanner Suite on Wednesday. HAROLD CARMICHAEL/SUDBURY STAR jpg, SU When Sam Bruno […]

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The $1,500 smart fitness mirror now offers personal training sessions

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mirror Last year, the fitness company Mirror launched its signature $1,500 reflective LCD display meant to stream fitness classes into your home. Since then, users have been able to follow along with instructors and see themselves mimicking the moves. Today, Mirror announced a new service: personal training. Through the display’s […]

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Floating LED art illustrates the quality of NYC’s water

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Playlab/Family New York/Floating Point You don’t have to check a website to find out whether or not New York City’s water is healthy — for the next few months, you just have to take a look at some art in the water itself. Playlab, Family New York and Floating Point […]

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Opioid user found unconscious in Sudbury washroom

Sudbury Star A public health nurse holds a vial of naloxone, a temporary antidote for narcotic overdose. A local group offers kits and training as public washrooms become ‘ground zero for overdose’. Luke Hendry / Postmedia About five months ago, Joel Bradley almost became a grim statistic. The long-time opioid user who had used cocaine, […]

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Flu vaccine delays as season starts, manufacturing shortage to blame

Sudbury Star Flu shot. File photo By Steve Lambert WINNIPEG — It may be more difficult this year for Canadians wanting to get their flu shots due to delays in producing and distributing the vaccine. The federal government says some provincial flu vaccination programs may have to be pushed back while supplies are worked out. “Although […]

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Phone app detects eye disease in kids through photos

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Emma Kim via Getty Images It might soon be possible to catch eye diseases using just the phone in your pocket. Researchers have developed a CRADLE app (Computer Assisted Detector of Leukoria) for Android and iOS that uses machine learning to look for early signs of “white eye” reflections in […]

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Sudbury’s health unit tackles racism and its effect on people’s health

Sudbury Star Rene Lapierre supplied photo The board at Public Health Sudbury and Districts has approved the agency’s first-ever racial equity action framework. The health unit said the framework solidifies the agency’s commitment to understand and address the impacts of racism on health. “The board is steadfast that all forms of racism are unacceptable and […]

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