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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Should sugar and fat be the new tobacco?

Written on October 25, 2012 at 10:37 am, by

On Oct. 23, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) introduced its new plan for combating obesity. Based on highly successful anti-tobacco strategies, the plan would treat “obesity-causing” foods with similar measures. Sounds like a great idea… if it works. The aggressive new measures proposed by the OMA should help to improve the health of every Canadian, […]

The harmful side effects of your beauty products

Written on October 18, 2012 at 10:41 am, by

A recipe for disaster. From great skin to luxurious hair, the beauty products you’re using may contain not so pretty chemicals for your skin. Abc 4 news talks with a dermatologist to break down the biggest culprits and keep you safe. 1. DEA – affects fetus development DEA (Diethanolamine), is a substance used to produce […]

Winter beauty woes: Caring for your skin during cooler months

Written on October 12, 2012 at 10:43 am, by

Temperatures are poised to plunge this winter and severe climate changes can negatively impact skin. Plus, harsh irritants, dyes and artificial perfumes can trigger sensitivities, making it even more difficult to effectively care for skin. Simple skincare consulting dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Segal reveals common seasonal sensitive skin triggers and shares her top tips for maintaining […]

The right way to tax tobacco

Written on October 6, 2012 at 10:39 am, by

THE ISSUE: Roll-your-own “clubs” make a mockery of everything from tax law to public health. THE STAKES: Will state government do the right thing? Here it comes, couched in an otherwise rather obtuse debate about state tax policy — one more misstatement from the people who profit from the deadly and addictive habit of cigarette […]