Canadian regulator warns TV porn not to skimp on home-grown erotica

Source: Reuters – Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:40 PM Author: Reuters TORONTO, March 6 (Reuters) – Three porn channels based in Toronto may not be Canadian enough for the country’s broadcast regulator, which said this week it is concerned they are not serving up the requisite 35 percent of Canadian content. The Canadian Radio-television and…

Toronto doctor sentenced for abusing sedated patients

A Canadian doctor who sexually assaulted 21 sedated patients while they helplessly watched has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Anaesthesiologist George Doodnaught, 65, abused the women, aged 25 to 75, while they were in his care. The victims testified that they had been conscious when Doodnaught kissed, fondled and assaulted them, but they…

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he has ‘no reason to resign’ despite police confirming they have a video of him allegedly smoking crack cocaine

Allegations that the Canadian mayor had  been caught on camera puffing on a crack pipe first surfaced in May, sparking a  surveillance investigation Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair today  confirmed forensics had obtained a copy of the video and that it is ‘consistent  with what has been previously described in various media reports’  In another…

Art preserves skills despite onset of vascular dementia in ‘remarkable’ case of a Canadian sculptor

Contact: Susan Yellin s_yellin@rogers.com 416-789-4567 St. Michael’s Hospital TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2013—The ability to draw spontaneously as well as from memory may be preserved in the brains of artists long after the deleterious effects of vascular dementia have diminished their capacity to complete simple, everyday tasks, according to a new study by physicians at St.…

Treatment by naturopathic doctors shows reduction in cardiovascular risk factors

Contact: Kim Barnhardt kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca 800-663-7336 x2224 Canadian Medical Association Journal Randomized controlled trial Counselling and treatment with naturopathic care as well as enhanced usual care reduced the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, a risk factor for heart disease, by 17% over a year for participants in a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ. Researchers enrolled 246…

Frequently prescribed drug used in concerning ways with harmful side effects: i.e. Death – benzodiazepines

Contact: Kate Taylor TaylorKa@smh.ca 647-393-7527 St. Michael’s Hospital TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013—A popular class of drugs commonly used to treat sleep and mood symptoms continues to be frequently prescribed despite being known to have potentially life-threatening side effects. Previous studies have linked benzodiazepines – a medication class that may be used in chronic obstructive pulmonary…

Uncovering how morphine increases pain in some people

Contact: Jean-François Huppé jean-francois.huppe@dc.ulaval.ca 418-656-7785 Université Laval The pain puzzle: Researchers discover new pathway to reduce paradoxical pain Quebec City & Toronto, January 6, 2013—For individuals with agonizing pain, it is a cruel blow when the gold-standard medication actually causes more pain. Adults and children whose pain gets worse when treated with morphine may be…

Antivirus biz’s founder unmasked as noted Chinese hacker

Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/29/anvisoft_chinese_intrigue/ Blackhat once attacked US Department of Defense By John Leyden Posted in Security, 29th November 2012 09:19 GMT Free whitepaper – Gartner: Secure Web Gateway Malware Detection Techniques Antivirus startup Anvisoft was founded by an infamous Chinese hacker who allegedly cut his teeth exploiting Microsoft Office security holes to hack US defence contractors,…

80th Health Research Report 22 APR 2010 : Reconstruction

Editors Top Five: 1. Vitamin K May Protect Against Developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Say Mayo Clinic Researchers 2. First evidence that chitosan could repair spinal damage 3. Over half of women in abusive relationships still saw their male partners as dependable 4. Why are allergies increasing? 5. Health, life insurers hold $1.88 billion in fast-food stocks:…

Diabetes linked to flu

16:08 02 November 2012 by Debora MacKenzie The flu virus has another trick up its sleeve – it may trigger diabetes. The good news is that this discovery may give us a way to prevent some forms of the disease. In diabetes, cells do not take up sugar from the blood. This can happen because…

Medications that block folic acid are associated with increased birth abnormalities

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jennifer Beal medicalnews@wiley.com 44-124-377-0633 Wiley-Blackwell Don’t block folic acid in early pregnancy Using medication that reduces or blocks the actions of folic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy (weeks 1-12), increases the risk that the growing baby will develop abnormalities. This conclusion was reached by a team of…