Thursday, 23 November 2017


Skin Care Chronicle: CARCINOGENS IN COSMETICS: The laws governing cosmetics and personal care products are so limited that known cancer-causing chemicals, or carcinogens, are legally a...

Monday, 20 November 2017

Exhibition: Stephen Bulger Gallery – Deanna Pizzitelli: Koža

Exhibition Dates: November 25, 2017 – January 13, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 25, 2-5pm
Online Preview: beginning November 18 at

TORONTO, Nov. 2017 /CNW/ - Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present "Koža", our first solo exhibition of work by emerging Canadian artist Deanna Pizzitelli.
Pizzitelli is a Canadian photo-based artist and writer. Using a variety of analogue technologies, she is interested in the contemporary expression of historical processes. Pizzitelli explores the emotional landscape as it refers to desire, eroticism, longing, and loss. Her intimately scaled photographs consider a wide range of disparate subject matter, woven together in a visual narrative, and appearing like the remains of an important photographic archive depicting a long-lost time and place.
Pizzitelli's recent series "Koža", the Slovak word for skin, was photographed during her travels over the last three years. Pizzitelli spent a year living in Slovakia, then visited various places within Europe, across Canada, and then parts of Latin America. By exploring the varying landscapes and the people within them, she documented the unfolding narrative of her own experiences. Each image represents a glimpse into a fragmented history, disjointed and retold into a new story of companionship and isolation, a search for meaning and connection amidst a backdrop of stark and lonely scenes.
"People lost in thought, landscapes stuck in time. There is a house at the bottom of a hill, a family of horses, a nesting bird. A young man sleeps in a bathtub. A woman's face is brushed by the wind. These are iterations of the same thing: anxious desire, unvoiced regret, the gradual fading of your life." – Deanna Pizzitelli
Pizzitelli completed her BFA in Photography at Ryerson University in 2011, and her MFA at the University of Arizona in 2014. She has published her work in Portfolio Eleven, Sonora Review and Yogurt Magazine, and participated in the 2010, 2011 and 2016 CONTACT Photography Festivals. Her work was recently shown at Paris Photo, Classic Photographs Los Angeles, and at AIPAD in New York.
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Friday, 17 November 2017

Cardiac rehab ─ more is better, but how much is enough?

York U researcher finds amount of cardiac rehab that can lower chances of dying or hospitalization for a heart event

TORONTO,  November, 2017 – Researchers from York University’s Faculty of Health and University Health Network have found that heart patients who go to 36 sessions of cardiac rehabilitation require fewer stents, and patients who go to even 12 sessions may have lower chances of dying over the next few years.

Heart disease is among the leading burdens of disease and disability around the world. Many people living with heart disease have repeat heart problems, requiring hospitalization and heart interventions. Cardiac rehab programs are recommended to lower the chance of death and re-hospitalization by 20 per cent.

It is known that more cardiac rehab is better, but no one has ever figured out how much is enough. In a new study, Professor Sherry Grace of York U’s Faculty of Health and Sr. Scientist at University Health Network, set out to discover the minimum number of rehab sessions in which patients should take part, to lower their risk of death or hospitalization for a heart event or procedure.

The research, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings reviewed published studies where patients received different doses of cardiac rehab. They carefully collected information from 33 studies on how many sessions of cardiac rehab patients were prescribed, recorded the corresponding deaths or hospitalizations, and then pooled all the findings.

“Patients need to make sure they get referred to cardiac rehab, and then attend at least 12 sessions-- although attending 36 would bring even better benefits,” says Grace. “Patients often report barriers to attending, and we need to do all we can to help patients overcome them so they fully participate.”

Currently there is no international standard on the ‘dose’ of cardiac rehab required. In Ontario, programs generally offer two sessions per week over five months, or 40 sessions. In the United States they get 36.

Grace says patients would achieve the benefits if they fully take advantage of these cardiac rehab programs, though more study is needed to definitively set a minimum number of sessions. “Cardiac rehab programs need enough resources in terms of space and staff to offer at least 36 sessions for patients.” 

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university –our 11 faculties and 26 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 295,000 alumni. York U's fully bilingual Glendon campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

University Health Network includes Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute for Education at UHN. The scope of research and complexity of cases at University Health Network has made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada, with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and rehabilitation medicine. University Health Network is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Rename Centennial Football Stadium After Rob Ford! - Please sign this online petition ---

Rename Centennial Football Stadium After Rob Ford! Please sign this online petition telling John Tory and Toronto City Council that you want to see the stadium renamed after Rob - we will see this item in front of Council again, and we need to show everyone that Ford Nation can't be ignored!

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Monday, 13 November 2017

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Friday, 3 November 2017

Tick-Tock, Change Your Clock!

On November 5, we are turning our clocks back one hour and enjoying that extra hour of sleep!