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Bariatric surgery in Helsinki University Central hospital, Finland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/LEHTIKUVA/Jussi Nukari

Researchers probe link between bariatric surgery & higher colon cancer risk

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Since the risk of developing many other cancers fell with the weight-loss surgery, doctors were puzzled at the rise in colon cancer risk.

Bariatric surgery in Helsinki University Central hospital, Finland. THE CANADIAN PRESS/LEHTIKUVA/Jussi Nukari

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Researchers probe link between bariatric surgery & higher colon cancer risk

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Since the risk of developing many other cancers fell with the weight-loss surgery, doctors were puzzled at the rise in colon cancer risk.

File photo. CITYNEWS.

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Registration opens for Toronto recreation programs

| Charlene Close

Many programs — such as summer camps — fill up quickly.

Employees make their way to work at Statistics Canada in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Business Money

Economy slows to 2.4% amid late 2014 oil plunge, but still better than expected

| The Canadian Press

The annualized growth rate for the fourth quarter of 2014 was close to the Bank of Canada's 2.5 per cent prediction.

File photos of brochures offering various retirement savings options. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Business Money National

Clock is ticking: Monday deadline for RRSP contributions

| Mike Eppel and Toronto staff

Some financial institutions will be open later than usual to help get contributions in before the midnight cut-off. Video

In this Jan. 8, 2013 file photo, Samsung Electronics Co. logo is seen at a showroom of its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. The firm said Friday, April 5, 2013 its operating profit last quarter rose 53 percent over a year earlier, outpacing expectations for what's normally a slow time for consumer electronics sales. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

Technology

Refunds for overpriced electronics available after class action suit

| Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

The suits successfully argued that the manufacturers conspired to fix the price of the memory, thereby inflating prices. Video (1)

A worker shows a marijuana bud for sale at the Lotus Medical dispensary in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 11, 2010. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Ed Andrieski.

Health Life National

Medical marijuana ventures tougher to finance after initial rush

| Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press

New businesses trying to get into medical marijuana production are having a tough time financing their ventures. (1)

Health Minister Rona Ambrose in the House of Commons on Jan. 28, 2013, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Health Life National

Health Canada warns about bedbug products after 2 Alberta children die

| John Cotter, The Canadian Press

A toxic insecticide thought to be aluminum phosphide was brought back from Pakistan by a northern Alberta family. (3)

Emily Burgess hosts the Toronto Blues Society guitar workshop on March 1, 2015. HANDOUT/Toronto Blues Society

Entertainment Family Life Local Entertainment

5 things to do this weekend: LunarFest, blues guitar and free films

| Marcia Chen

Events happening in the city from Feb. 27 to March 1, 2015.

The dress that is tearing the Internet apart. Is it blue and black or white and gold? Photo source: swiked.tumblr.com

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The (blue and black) dress that is tearing the Internet apart

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Some see black and blue, some see white and gold. What is the truth? (11)

File photo of Dr. Stanley Bernstein. DRBDIET.COM.

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Formal caution to Dr. Bernstein over weight-loss advertising stands

| Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

An appeal board dismissed a protest by Dr. Stanley Bernstein, who wanted the caution thrown out. (1)

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Business Money National

Plunging gas prices slow January inflation to 1.0%: StatsCan

| The Canadian Press

The reading followed a rise of 1.5 per cent in December.

PC Blue Menu bran flakes involved in a recall, Feb. 25, 2015.

Life

Recall issued for certain Loblaws bran flakes, space heater

| Toronto Staff

Both products can be returned for full refunds.

Boston hospital making C-sections less traumatic for patients

Health Life

Experts call for research into the safety of anesthetic use in small children

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

It's not currently clear if the same is true in the brains of babies and toddlers.

Lettieri Espresso Bar and Café located at 94 Cumberland St. in Yorkville. CNW Group/Lettieri Espresso Bar and Café

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Yorkville’s Lettieri cafe to close Friday after 2 decades

| Amber LeBlanc and Toronto staff

The coffee shop at Bellair and Cumberland streets opened on Boxing Day in 1996. (2)

Justin Trudeau on decision to suspend 2 MPs from Liberal caucus amid allegations of misconduct

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Trudeau supports doctor-assisted death after experience with dying father

| The Canadian Press

The Liberal leader says his own view is based on his experience when his father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, was dying.

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Life Money

LIVE CHAT Transcript: Financial expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade answers money questions

| Toronto staff

Financial expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade spent two hours answering your money questions during our live chat. Video (3)

Gloria Taylor, right, is assisted by her sister Patty Ferguson outside the B.C. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck.

Health Life National

No way to craft new law on doctor assisted death in 12 months: Tory MPs

| The Canadian Press

The backbenchers argue the issue is too complex and delicate to be rushed. (1)

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Your Reaction: Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum

| Toronto staff

It includes new themes and topics such as sexting, consent and same-sex relationships.

People smoke outside of Massey Hall before Neil Young performs during the "Honour the Treaties" tour, a series benefit concerts being held to raise money for legal fight against the expansion of the Athabasca oilsands in northern Alberta and other similar projects, in Toronto, Sunday January 12, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

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Toronto’s legendary Massey Hall to receive $135M makeover

| Toronto Staff

The seven-year plan to upgrade the 120-year-old site was announced Monday.

Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals displays the new sex ed curriculum on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (Cynthia Mulligan/CITYNEWS)

Family Health Life Local News Provincial

5 new things about Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum

| Justin Piercy

Technology, consent and same-sex relationships are featured in the new document. Video (15)