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How media disappears bad news about HPV vaccines

How media disappears bad news about HPV vaccines

Jul 2, 2015

Where have all the guinea pigs gone? Some healthcare professionals see this as a serious problem • DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels   • Anyone who discusses vaccines needs to put their perspectives right up front. Here are mine: polarized positions and extreme views are not helpful. Burying inconvenient truths is not helpful. Nor is accusing people of being...

Hope and happiness

Hope and happiness

Jul 2, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki •  Reading the news, it’s hard not to feel a growing sense of unease. The threat of terrorism, growing instability and conflict overseas, a shooting on Parliament Hill last October and uncertainty about the economy diminish our collective feelings of safety and security. To this, we add the looming environmental threats of...

Be yourself

Be yourself

Jul 2, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young •  And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anaïs Nin Worrying about what others think about us can be like a cancer that spreads through one’s consciousness. It takes away peace of mind and eats away at self-esteem. Every living thing...

Rising concerns about gluten

Rising concerns about gluten

Jul 2, 2015

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Brenda Davis RD • Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, barley and triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid). Approximately one percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, a severe autoimmune response to gluten. For many years, people who believed they had adverse reactions to gluten were...

Super unequal British Columbia

Super unequal British Columbia

Jul 2, 2015

BC tops the inequality list on many fronts READ IT by Bruce Mason • Have you heard that BC has earned yet another top spot on a list? No, not most “liveable,” “boring,” “expensive” or “unhappy.” Turns out the province is the most “unequal” in Canada. Here are a few numbers to crunch: more than half (56.2 percent) of the wealth in BC is...

STAR WISE: July 2015

STAR WISE: July 2015

Jul 2, 2015

by Mac McLaughlin • Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra Scorpio | Sagitarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces We can expect a very hot July and I’m not talking about the weather. Actually, it’s the astrological weather that will cause the heat to rise all the way around. Fiery Mars throws his hat into the ring and he always creates a...

Push needed for wireless reform

Push needed for wireless reform

Jul 2, 2015

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher • Canadians pay some of the highest prices for cell phone service in the industrialized world. Confirmation of this recently arrived in the form of the 2015 Wall Report, an official price comparison analysis jointly commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Industry...

Sounds of hope and active community

Sounds of hope and active community

Jul 2, 2015

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason • One of the most interesting, promising quotes I’ve been unable to shake this year is from Leah and Chloe Smith, two 20-something sisters who front Rising Appalachia. “We are building community and tackling social injustice through melody – making the stage reach out with octopus arms to gather a great family.” Blending and...

Citizen science a major revolution

Citizen science a major revolution

Jun 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki One of this year’s most popular Sundance Film Festival entries, Tangerine, was shot with an iPhone 5S and edited with an $8 app called Filmic Pro. New technology has also made music easier to produce and distribute, inspiring independent musicians. Science, too, is now in the hands of citizens around the world. From the...

The right time to leave a relationship

The right time to leave a relationship

Jun 1, 2015

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young I work with many couples that are having relationship issues. I always tell them if they love each other and want to make it work, I will do everything in my power to not only resolve the issues, but also help them have a stronger, healthier relationship. However, if one – or both – does not want...