Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday's health links

 I know, I know, it's Tuesday.
  1.  Pushing for a ban on teens using tanning beds in Ontario. Globe and Mail.
  2. Driving with car windows open increases risk of skin cancer. Um, duh. CBC News.
  3. Older women with breast cancer less likely to die from that than from cardiovascular disease. Another reason why we can't ignore our heart health! US News.
  4. Advances in treating prostate cancer...in mice. A new vaccine has some promising results - how does this translate into treating our guys? CBS News.
  5. If you aren't watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, why not? It's not getting many viewers this season, and yet it is doing the most remarkable thing for reality TV - making it relevant and powerful. Here in my neck of the woods it is on Friday nights. Set your PVR if you actually have a social life and are out that night. Or catch past episodes online. Calgary Herald.
  6. Finally, Betty Fox, the mother of cancer crusader Terry Fox, died Friday morning. She was a remarkable woman. When Terry succumbed to cancer, Betty took over his dream and made it reality. Terry's story is incomplete without mention of his mother's tireless work for all who have been touched by cancer.  My heart goes out to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.


  1. Cyn,
    Thanks for the great links, although the first one didn't work for me. I am not one who cares much for reality tv shows, but Jamie's Food Revolution sounds like one I might like to check out. Anything having to do with food, I'm interested in.

  2. Thanks, Nancy. The original link was broken so I have replaced it with an alternate one. And do give Jamie's show a chance. It has been a great learning experience for me and my kids. I hope you are well.