Still dying for that bronzed glow? The dark truth about tanning...

With summer at its prime, most of us like to spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors soaking up the sun. But before heading out, it's important to be aware that sun exposure has both positive and negative effects. Positive effects include warmth, light, and vitamin D3...

Breast Health - Health Talk @ the Weston Library Branch

Toronto Public Library in partnership with Toronto Public Health presents a free lecture on Breast Health: Take the Time at this presentation you will learn about Risk factors for breast cancer Screening tests Ways to reduce your risk Friday June 24, 2011 1:00 – 2:30 pm For more information and...

Be Aware of the Insects!: Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus

June 16, 2011 | carolyn

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Lyme disease in humans is caused by the bite of a tick infected by a bacterium normally carried by small animals such as mice, squirrels and birds. Generally ticks attach themselves to humans who brush against tall grasses and bushes. Several parks in Ontario as well as the north shores...

Eating out... the inside scoop on Toronto's DineSafe Program

Ever wondered what that sign at the entrace of your favourite hangout really means? Well, here is the inside 'scoop'. All Toronto food premises and there are approximately 18,000 in Toronto and over 10,000 of them are restaurants - are inspected by Public Health Inspectors one to three times per...