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Study shows hockey helmets do little in preventing concussions

Athletic groups need to address all issues surrounding concussions: report

| Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

The recommendations come at a time when awareness of concussion risks and repercussions are at an all-time high.

Study shows hockey helmets do little in preventing concussions

Health Life Sports

Athletic groups need to address all issues surrounding concussions: report

| Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

The recommendations come at a time when awareness of concussion risks and repercussions are at an all-time high.

Thomas Mulcair talks with a supporter in Montreal on election day, May 2, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

Health Politics

As CMA votes to oppose smoking plants, Mulcair calls pot-puffing personal choice

| Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press

Mulcair stated the obvious on Tuesday — public perceptions about marijuana are changing rapidly. (1)

Herbie Fund 2014: Part 3

Health Life

Herbie Fund 2014: Part 3

| Toronto staff

Dr. Chris Forrest at SickKids Hospital operates nine-year-old twins from the Philippines with Crouzon syndrome.

Classroom

Family Life

Teacher confessions: 5 things parents do (but shouldn’t…ever!)

| Today's Parent

Are you guilty of any of these things well-meaning parents do that drive teachers up the wall? (1)

almond butter recall

Health National

Some peanut & almond butters recalled due to salmonella risk

| Toronto staff

The recall affects MaraNatha and Trader Joe's brands.

File photo of a nurse. GETTY IMAGES/Stone Sub/Thomas Tolstrup.

Health Life

Doctors debate end-of-life care at CMA meeting

| The Canadian Press

End-of-life care is a hot topic of discussion Tuesday at the annual conference of the Canadian Medical Association.

Maria Koenig, who suffers from dementia, rests in the dining room in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Jae C. Hong

Health Life

Drug used to control dementia symptoms carries risk of kidney injury: Study

| The Canadian Press

The rate of acute kidney injury was essentially doubled in the group taking the drugs.

In this photo taken on Aug. 5, 2014, Jeff Berebitsky, at his home in Indianapolis, shows the wheelchair that he and relatives will be using to transport his wife Jenni when she takes part in a triathlon at Eagle Creek Reservoir. Jenni has ALS, and will be doing her first triathlon with the aid of Jeff and other family members on Aug. 16. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/The Indianapolis Star, Robert Scheer

Health Life

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease): what you need to know

| Patricia D'Cunha

A brief overview of ALS and some frequently asked questions.

A man uses a mouse to navigate his computer in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

National Technology

Study suggests 36% of Canadian businesses know they’ve had data breached

| The Canadian Press

The actual number of breaches could be higher since the same international study found 56 per cent of the 236 Canadian respondents said they believed threats sometimes fall through the cracks.

Cyclists and pedestrians gather for an Open Streets event in New York City in August 2014. SUMMER STREETS

Life Local News

Parts of Yonge, Bloor closed to traffic Sunday for Open Streets

| Toronto staff

Stretches the two downtown thoroughfares will be car-free zones between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Video (9)

Tobacco and marijuana sits on a table in a coffee shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on June 24, 2008. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Peter Dejong

Health Life

Groups representing doctors reject anti-drug campaign, say it would be political

| The Canadian Press

Health Canada issued a statement Saturday saying that it regularly seeks partnerships and consults doctors when formulating educational campaigns. (1)

Mayor Rob Ford, centre, prepares to do the Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Doug Ford, left, and Tie Domi, right.

Life Local News Uncategorized

Rob Ford issues Ice Bucket Challenge to Jimmy Kimmel, Wynne, Harper

| Justin Piercy

The mayor of Toronto was challenged to the frigid feat by Tie Domi, who was on hand in the video posted to YouTube on Saturday. Video (15)

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Health Life Local Sports

WATCH: Subban endures epic Ice Bucket Challenge; calls out Drake, Kessel

| City Staff and Sportsnet

He also challenged Canadiens owner Geoff Molson, and President NHL Properties for Rogers, Scott Moore.

Bike are seen attached to a post-and-ring stand in Toronto on Oct. 22, 2011. FLIKCR/Eric Robinson

Life

5 things to know about bike parking in Toronto

| Marcia Chen

Here are some things you might not know about locking up two wheels in the city.

File photo of CNE Midway. Courtesy: TheEx.com

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

5 things to do this weekend: CNE, Midsummer Night’s Run & Yogapalooza

| Patricia D'Cunha

Events happening in the city from Aug. 15-17. Video

New Dictionary Additions Are Too Much For Words

Life

‘Live-tweet,’ ‘amazeballs’ among new words on Oxford Dictionaries site

| Toronto staff

Other stand-outs include "binge-watching," "adorbs," "cray," and "side boob."

File photo of a salt shaker. CITYNEWS.

Health Life

Studies suggest guidelines advocating lower salt intake may need shaking up

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

The studies, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, involved more than 100,000 people in 18 countries.

Contractor taking 2 families to court after bill dispute following flooding

Life Local News Money

Contractor taking 2 families to court after bill dispute following flooding

| Toronto Staff

CityNews reporter Adrian Ghobrial with what consumers need to know before signing a contract. (1)

A Nigerian port health official wears protective gear at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, on Aug. 6, 2014. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Sunday Alamba

Health Life

Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to West African outbreak response

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

WHO said a panel of experts advised that it would be ethical to use untested drugs and vaccine in this raging epidemic, which is several times larger than any previous outbreak.

Photo by OJO Images / Rex Features

Family Health Life

How to recognize and find help for depression

| Toronto Staff

The suspected suicide of Robin Williams has put a spotlight on the topic of depression.