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Donating human hair for cancer patients Life

By Melinda Warren Losing  hair is a scary reality for many women going through cancer treatments,  and since 2007 these women have reason to hope again. Cosmetics company Pantene began the Beautiful Lengths initiative and is working with the Canadian Cancer Society to create free, real-hair wigs for women who have lost their hair from

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Breast cancer awareness bus rolling across Ontario Life

By Neetu Thind A bright-pink tour bus is offering a ride that can save lives. The Pink Tour Bus is giving a new spin to breast cancer awareness by taking the information directly to women, Kathleen Gotts, senior manager of health communication with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, told Humber News. The bus was most

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South Korean men use makeup for workplace success Life

by Jeanette Liu Women aren’t the only ones lining up to purchase makeup behind the cosmetic checkout line anymore. According to a recent Euromonitor International report, men from South Korea have taken on the practice of meticulously contouring their cheekbones and dusting their noses to flawless perfection, too. “Image is something all employers look for,

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Access to health care declines as poverty rises Life

by Jeanette Liu University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana school of public health will be holding their fifth annual health conference later this week. The student run event entitled Health, Austerity and Affluence, will create a forum for academics, field leaders and organizations to talk about how access to healthcare has been compromised by the widening

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SARS-like virus under investigation Life

By Melinda Warren The World Health Organization is monitoring a respiratory disease outbreak in Saudi Arabia that stems from the same family as severe acute respiratory syndrome, better known as SARS. There have been two confirmed cases of the virus and it is suspected there is a third, according to a release from the Health

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