Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more wellness stories and videosA major paediatricians’ group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children’s exposures to chemicals in food and food packaging that are tied to health problems such as obesity, the group says.The American Academy of Paediatrics issued the guidelines in a statement and scientific technical report on July 23. The group joins other medical and advocacy groups that have expressed concern about the growing body of scientific evidence indicating that certain chemicals that enter foods may interfere with the body’s natural hormones in ways that may affect long-term growth and development.The paediatricians’ group, which represents some 67,000 of the country’s children’s doctors, is also … [Read more...] about Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Paediatricians’ Group Says
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By Donovan Vincent News reporter Sat., July 22, 2017 When Dr. Eileen de Villa was a medical student doing hospital rotations in the late 1990s, she came face to face with the horrors afflicting Toronto’s most vulnerable people. Like the homeless man with diabetic vascular disease whose blood flow was so poor that maggots were feeding off the decaying tissue in his feet. Or the mentally ill woman who seemed to be doing better after a lengthy hospitalization only to commit suicide a couple weeks after being discharged. De Villa’s eyes well up at the memories. “(I saw) very complex medical situations that were clearly aggravated by social circumstances, income challenges, housing challenges, access to services challenges,” she says. “That was very formative for me.” Article Continued Below Decades later, de Villa now has a vastly expanded role: As the city’s new medical officer of health, she is responsible for … [Read more...] about How Toronto’s chief medical officer became the people’s doctor
By Geoffrey Mohan Los Angeles Times Wed., May 30, 2018 The first food poisoning cases came to light in late March — eight patrons of fast-food restaurants in New Jersey suffered bloody diarrhea and cramps that sent them rushing to hospitals. More than two months later, one person is dead in California, 75 others have been hospitalized and federal authorities still don’t know where a nasty strain of E. coli bacteria latched onto romaine lettuce from Yuma, Ariz. Their struggle to trace dozens of supply lines across 32 states, on a paper trail that often may actually be on paper, demonstrates the limits of tracing food by methods rooted in another century. Food safety advocates and industry insiders say it may be time to borrow the encrypted accounting platform that drives cryptocurrency: blockchain. “I often describe that as food traceability at the speed of thought — as quickly as you can think it, we can know it,” said Frank Yiannas, … [Read more...] about Could blockchain be key to romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak mystery?
The Toronto Star Speakers Bureau provides journalists and other newspaper employees to speak at various organizations’ events throughout the Greater Toronto Area. To request a speaker, you must meet our requirements. SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES Michelle Shephard Article Continued Below Michelle Shephard covers terrorism, civil rights and foreign affairs both in Canada and around the world. She is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, a three-time recipient of the National Newspaper Awards and part of a Star team that won the Governor General's Michener Award for Public Service Journalism. “Guantanamo’s Child,” a film she co-directed and produced based on her book about Omar Khadr won the Canadian Screen Awards in 2017 for best social/political documentary and direction in a documentary. She was the Atkinson Journalism Fellow in 2015/2016 and her latest book is "Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism's Grey Zone." Megan Ogilvie Megan Ogilvie writes about … [Read more...] about Speakers Bureau
source Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images Millennials are people born between 1981 and 1997 who are between 21 and 37 years old in 2018. Many millennials aren’t familiar with some of the technological and cultural relics from earlier eras. For instance, most millennials probably aren’t familiar with Brownie cameras, sea monkeys, or ‘H.R. Pufnstuf.’ You can bet most millennials have heard of Snapchat, emojis, AirPods, and Drake. But sea monkeys, Brownie cameras, milk chutes, and Ricky Nelson? Not so much. The Pew Research Center defines millennials as those who are between 21 and 37 years old in 2018, on the cusp of Generation X (and including the youngest “Xennials“) and followed by Generation Z. They’re the largest generation so far, and they influence everything from fashion trends to office layouts. But they don’t know … [Read more...] about 23 things most millennials have never heard of