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Benefits of getting a good night’s sleep

Benefits of getting a good night’s sleep

| Steve Mylemans

Researchers say if infants and children don't get enough sleep they may suffer from obesity later in life. CNN correspondent Holly Firfer has more on this story.

Finance Minister Joe Oliver stands in the House of Commons during Question on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 20, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

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Does a family making $120K per year qualify as ‘middle-class’? The feds think so

| Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Statistics Canada says the median 2012 income level for families of at least two people was $82,100. (4)

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Facebook, Instagram suffer hour-long outage affecting users worldwide

| Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press

The social media giant's Instagram service was also inaccessible. (4)

No Bird Flu At Toronto Hospital

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Canada expands poultry bans as avian flu spreads

| The Canadian Press

The bird flu has been a problem for weeks in flocks in Washington and Oregon states.

Health National

B.C. resident diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu

| The Canadian Press

This is the first time this particular type of bird flu has been found in North America.

File photo of a medicine bottle. ANP XTRA/Lex van Lieshout

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Study suggests children shouldn’t have morphine for pain after tonsillectomies

| Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press

The study found morphine lowers oxygen levels in the blood in the first couple of nights after having the operation.

A Facebook Inc. logo seen at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in Cannes, France, on June 23, 2010. GETTY IMAGES/BLOOMBERG/Antoine Antoniol.

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When Like doesn’t mean like: Experts say there’s nuance to Facebook behaviour

| The Canadian Press

Leaving a Like on a post doesn't always mean that a person literally likes that content.

Extreme cold weather alert issued for Toronto

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Toronto under extreme cold weather alert

| Toronto staff

The city issues the alert when temperatures are set to reach -15 C or colder according to Environment Canada’s forecast. (1)

A Lotto 6/49 is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Life Money National

No winner for Saturday’s $5 million Lotto 6-49 jackpot

| The Canadian Press

The jackpot for next Wednesday's draw will rise to approximately $7 million.

Quiz

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Toronto News Quiz: IKEA monkey ‘mom,’ Leafs jersey tossing & a lottery win

| Justin Piercy

The questions are based on news from Jan. 17-23, 2015.

A picture shows Haggis during the World Haggis Eating Championship at the 150th Birnam Highland Games in Perthshire, Scotland, on August 30, 2014. The Birnam Highland Games are a traditional Scottish Highland Games and have been held annually since 1864. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN        (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

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5 things to do this weekend: Say goodbye to The Guvernment and hello to Burns Night haggis

| Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Events happening in the city from Jan. 23-25, 2015.

Business Report: Positive news for BlackBerry

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Samsung still interested in buying BlackBerry: report

| Toronto staff

The Financial Post reported Wednesday it has obtained a document for Samsung outlining the case for a possible BlackBerry acquisition.

A For Sale sign is shown in Oakville on July 23, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Buchan

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Mortgage rates to decline following central bank’s rate cut: economists

| Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press

Economists say rates will dip slightly in response to the Bank of Canada's surprise move Wednesday. (2)

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

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Public health officials say patient in Quebec tests negative for Ebola

| The Canadian Press

There have been no confirmed cases elsewhere in Canada.

File photo of the Bank of Canada.

Business Money

Bank of Canada shocker: key interest rate drops to 0.75% amid oil slump

| The Canadian Press

The central bank's announcement follows the stunning nose dive in crude prices since the summer. (1)

Desk workers gain 10 pounds on average: study

Health Life

Even with regular exercise, excessive sitting linked to disease, premature death

| Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

They found that negative health effects from prolonged sitting are even more pronounced among those who do little or no exercise. (1)

File photo of a salt shaker. CITYNEWS.

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Health board urging province to implement mandatory sodium listing at restaurants

| Toronto Staff

Last year the board approved mandatory menu labelling after a push by Toronto's chief medical officer of health. Video

File photo of a salt shaker. CITYNEWS.

Health Life

FAQ: Daily recommended sodium intake, salt types & label explainer

| Toronto staff

Deciphering sodium claims on food labels, recommended intake, salt types and major contributors in our diet.

A Lotto 6/49 is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Life Money

Winning ticket for $35M lotto jackpot sold in Toronto

| The Canadian Press

The next Lotto 6/49 prize is an estimated $5 million.

A Lotto Max ticket is shown in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

Life Money

Winning ticket for $50M lotto jackpot sold in Alberta

| The Canadian Press

One of the $1-million MaxMillions prizes will be shared by a ticketholder in Ontario and another in B.C.

Christmas shoppers out & about in front of a Sears store in a Laval shopping mall.The Canadian Press Images-Mario Beauregard

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Sears offering jobs, discounts to workers affected by Target exit from Canada

| The Canadian Press

Target announced on Thursday that it will close 133 stores across the country. (9)