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What you need to know about Zika virus if you are or may become pregnant

This week, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reported Canada’s first positive case of sexually transmitted Zika virus.  It is suspected that the individual – an Ontario resident – contracted the virus from a partner … Continue reading

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Take the bite out of bugs! Insect repellent: What you need to know.

Bugs are a nuisance, but bug bites can be a big pain! The red bumps are bad enough, but the itchiness keeps me from sleeping, because all I want to do is scratch all night long! Aside from these obvious discomforts, mosquitoes can also carry serious diseases such … Continue reading

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