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Xerox: Innovation at Work/19 jobs for ‘bots (and why that’s not such a a bad thing) This morning I stumbled on this posting which was sent to me via Quartz Daily Brief, a subscription I have that drops a collection of links to topics on politics, technology, global affairs, science and economics just to name

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Health Canada Advises Not To Use Boric Acid: Here’s Why

Health Canada is advising Canadians to avoid using boric acid for arts and crafts projects, such as homemade slime, or modelling clay. Health Canada is also advising against making homemade pesticides with boric acid. Boric acid, sometimes also called boron or borax, is found in the environment and Canadians are exposed to it naturally through

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Zostavax: The Shingles Vaccine & Shingles Protection

Since its approval by Health Canada in 2008, the shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) has been in very high demand even at times becoming unavailable due to manufacturing delays in combination with a demand that may not have been anticipated.  Merck, the company producing Zostavax®, has finally produced enough of the vaccine to fill back orders and

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New PharmaChoice Health Advice Pages

You’ve received a new medication and maybe wanted to review: how it works or what dosage forms, strengths that are available, how should you use the medication, what is the medication used to treat or who will best benefit from the medication, who should not be taking the medication, known side effects that are possible,

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Scarlet Fever on the Rise in United Kingdom

Yes, Scarlet Fever is on the rise in the UK and researchers currently have no explanation for the increase in incidence.  The only good news is that the Victorian infection has not resulted in the fatal fevers that previously meant a certain finality to the disease in Victorian times.   The disease was the leading

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