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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 14 2011

Ontario is one step closer to the legalization of marijuana after the Ontario Superior Court struck down two key parts of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act that prohibit the possession and production of pot.

The court declared the rules that govern medical marijuana access and the prohibitions laid out in Sections 4 and 7 of the act "...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

An additional $5.9 million will be available in 2011 to enhance the care provided to residents living in publicly funded residential care sites, the region’s health authority announced Wednesday.

The investment will standardize the delivery of residential care across Interior Health and will be directed to staffing, education and quality initiatives. Particular...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

The hundreds of people who contributed to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation’s campaign are now getting their just due — and it is a touch of technology that will grant them that.

This past week the Hospital Foundation unveiled a new Wall of Honour to greet people on arrival at Kootenay Lake Hospital, using a large touchscreen display to replace...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

No need to wait for the sobering light of dawn and the opening of the recreation centre front desk to register for that fitness program, you can now register online, any time.

Online program registration — for the Nelson and District Community Complex and the Castlegar and District Community Complex...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

The re-negotiations of the federal-provincial-territorial health accord are on the horizon, and everyone is looking for a way to save money and improve health.  Sound impossible?  Why don’t we put our money where our mouth is?

 

It’s a strange truth of Canadian public policy: the care of our lips, tongues, and throats is fully covered by public funding, but not our teeth and...

by Wikinews on Monday Apr 04 2011

A team from the China Agrcultural University is reporting success after transfering human genes into a herd of 300 dairy cows. The cows now produce milk containing proteins associated with human breast milk.

Human milk is beneficial to infants due to its high nutrient concentration. Formula milk offers an alternative to breastfeeding, but critics feel it is inferior and the research team...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

By Andy Soos, ENN

An aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire.

The name comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexuality and love. Throughout history, many foods, drinks, and behaviors have had a reputation for making sex more attainable and/or pleasurable.

However, from a historical and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

A $2-million provincial clinical and research study will help patients with a variety of complex chronic diseases, such as chronic Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome, with screening, diagnosis and treatment.

There is a variety of debilitating complex chronic diseases where the cause is unknown, but where it is strongly suspected that an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 28 2011

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace is hosting a weekend exploration on an exciting new and old response to conflict — one that leads to more compassion, accountability, collaboration, creativity, safety and connection. 

A Restorative Circles workshop is being offered to help communities of all kinds (families, neighbours, students, co-workers, etc.) work with...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 24 2011

New cases of HIV among people who use drugs by injection (IDU) in BC continue to decline.

According to a new report released Thursday by the provincial health officer, entitled Decreasing HIV Infections Among People Who Use Drugs by Injection in BC, there are a number of factors that contributed to the decrease in new HIV cases seen among injection drug...

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