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The donor: Travis Streb
The present: Raising $10,000 and scaling
The cause: BC Cancer Foundation
Travis Streb is an avid cyclist and for many years he’s been raising money for research into pancreatic cancer along with his teammates in Glotman Simpson Cycling. But last year Mr. Streb wanted to try out a different sort of fundraising.
Shouts and laughter fill a large fitness center in the Vancouver suburbs as some 50 children in Grades 5 to 7 are put through their paces, from swings of a baseball bat to wobbling while standing on one leg on foam squares. Before and after the swirls of action, there are discussions about the worth of sleep and a discussion of enthusiasm and purpose in one’snbsp;life.
The group was becoming restless. It was nearing the conclusion of an all-day meeting and, despite hours round the table, they were atnbsp;loggerheads.
The goal of this September Health Canada meeting was for government, health groups and the food industry to sit down together and narrow down a list of possible layouts for labels that government will make compulsory for meals and drinks. Any packed food high in sugar, salt or saturated fat is going to need to be tagged asnbsp;such.
It’s that time of year again when clinics and pharmacies offer flu shots, hospitals get ready for a surge of sick patients, and caregivers of young children and the elderly brace themselves for a winter of coughs, fevers and sniffles.
This is the fourth story in a four-part show on men’s health. Other stories in the series are linked to nutrition, low-intensity actions and high-intensitynbsp;actions.
Having a thick Scottish accent and a hearty laugh, Toronto-based chef Peter Graben indicates that middle-aged guys do not know how to cook because their mothers never taught them while growingnbsp;up.
This is the first story in a four-part show on men’s health. Besides nutrition, other stories in the show will be associated with low-intensity and high-intensitynbsp;actions.
It is the fuel that drives Jeff Warden’s day — an early-morning beverage packed with egg whites, grapefruit juice, frozen fruit and fresh banana, all laced with whey proteinnbsp;powder.
As the federal government moves toward regulating vaping goods in Canada, public-health specialists throughout the nation have been divided over the possible benefits and harms of e-cigarettes. A specific point of contention is whether e-cigarettes encourage young people to take up smoking.
During his 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station, Scott Kelly breathed carbon dioxide around ten times the amounts on Earth. He lived three spacewalks and also did a television interview partway through emergency procedures to prevent a defunct satellite hurtling toward him at 28,000 kilometres annbsp;hour.
An international project involving Canadian scientists has identified dozens of new genetic markers linked to the risk of breast cancer, a discovery that researchers believe will allow them to more precisely identify who is most at risk.
When George Osborne stood up in the British House of Commons last year also declared that his Conservative government was introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, he did so against all politicalnbsp;guidance.