Careers in Pharmacovigilance

If we think of a vigilante as someone doing good for the general public, it is easy to understand the need for vigilance in pharmaceuticals. Pharmacovigilance is both a job…
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Quality Assurance for Medical Marihuana

Marihuana (or cannabis) has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Although in the past century its recreational use has been outlawed, many countries have been researching marihuana for…
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Wine Plus Exercise Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease

Dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, humans have enjoyed the making and drinking of wine. The health benefits of wine – particularly the red variety – have been praised by everyone…
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Food Handling Certificate: An Industry Must-Have

Every year, around 4 million Canadians fall victim to food borne illness. Signs of sickness may set in right away – or take weeks to show themselves. And symptoms range…
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McDonald’s Accused of Food Safety Violations In Moscow

On August 20, McDonald’s was compelled to shut down four of its Moscow restaurants amid reports of alleged food safety violations. The Rospotrebnadzor agency, a Russian watchdog organization, ordered the closures,…
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CNE Steps Up Food Safety After Year’s Cronut Crisis

Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is known for its wacky “franken-foods” – enthusiasts come from far and wide to enjoy the latest deep-fried and fast food creations. But last year,…
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New Research Concludes Aspirin Can Prevent Cancer

It’s quite widely accepted that an aspirin a day can keep heart attack and stroke at bay. But how does it work? Aspirin interferes with your blood’s clotting action. When…
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5 Servings Of Fruits & Veggies Proven To Prevent Disease

It’s old news that a balanced diet – one that includes fruits and vegetables – is the key to sustaining good health. But how much is enough? Balanced for one…
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What You Need To Know About The Listeria Fruit Recall

Many people don’t realize that through cross-contamination, even vegetarians can contract food poisoning from animal-carried pathogens – as was the case with Listeria-tainted Sweet 2 Eat products.

Novartis Partners With Google On Smart Lens Technology

Novartis will collaborate with Google to offer patients the new Smart Lens, an ocular device that uses miniature electronics to help the eye focus better, and can also measure the body’s glucose levels by analyzing tears.