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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...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

Although small levels of radiation from Japan that have made their way over to the west coast of North America, there are no health risks to British Columbians due to radiation from the Japanese nuclear power plant, says the province’s health officer.

Dr. Perry Kendall said Wednesday people do not need to worry about any health risks from radiation in BC as a result...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Mar 12 2011

This spring, Kootenay Permaculture is celebrating 20 years of Permaculture in the Kootenays and across Canada.

An Introduction to Permaculture workshop is offered at the Silver King Campus in Nelson, March 12-13 (Participants also have the option to attend just the first day, Saturday,...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Mar 11 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Wednesday market in the downtown core has found a new home, this time returning to the scene where they have had a measure of success.

City council approved the return of the well traveled market to the 400 block of Baker Street, after a failed attempt in the parking lot of the Nelson and District...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 10 2011

As people prepare to spring forward one hour on Saturday, keep the effect of the time change in mind and adjust your life, and driving, accordingly, cautions one psychologist.

"Studies show that the switch into Daylight Savings Time can have a dramatic effect on disrupting our regular sleep cycle," said Dr. John Vavrik, a psychologist with ICBC.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

Higher levels of health care are now available to rural and remote residents in the East Kootenay.

A High Acuity Response Team (HART) consisting of five highly-trained critical care nurses was launched in the East Kootenay Wednesday.

In addition to the nurses, the East Kootenay team consists of a BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) basic life support ambulance team to provide ground...

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

A report released today by The Salvation Army finds that many Canadians continue to believe persistent myths about poverty and the poor. The study is being released in conjunction with the launch of The Dignity Project, a campaign designed to educate and inform the public about the challenges facing society’s most vulnerable people.

While...

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