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On March 29, 2015, the article ʺIs there such a thing as too much exercise?ʺ written by Jill Barker was published by The Montreal Gazette. The article explains the difference between the heart of an endurance athlete and the heart of a non-athlete. The heart of an endurance athlete ʺadapts to the demands of pumping greater volumes of blood to the working muscles by making itself bigger and strongerʺ which makes endurance athletes five times more exposed to arterial fibrillation compared with non-athlete.

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In the article ʺHow vegetables ditched their reputation for boringʺ written by Janet Davidson and published by cbc News on April 18th, 2015, the increasing popularity of vegetables is explained. First, the variety of vegetables has increased due to immigrants who are ʺbringing some of their favourite veggies to their new home countryʺ. The most amazing thing is that these new vegetables can grow in Canadian conditions. Therefore, more Canadians can find vegetables corresponding to their tastes.

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According to the article ʺFor food companies, fat children are 'investment in future sales'ʺ (http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/for-food-companies-fat-children-are-inve...) published on February 19, 2015 on cbc News and written by Amanda Lang, the food industry does not want to make us ill. The only thing they want is to make profit as the system requires them to do.

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According to the article ʺFor food companies, fat children are 'investment in future sales'ʺ (http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/for-food-companies-fat-children-are-inve...) published on February 19, 2015 on cbc News and written by Amanda Lang, the food industry does not want to make us ill. The only thing they want is to make profit as the system requires them to do.

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      Since their creation, fast food chains have been a source of controversy especially in the media and both sides are quick to raise pros and cons to the food and overall sanitary conditions these chains provide and contain. Nowadays, our media is riddled with ads and commercials powering possible customers to go and basically spend little for a lot, a more bang for your buck kind of deal.

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In 1999, there was a shooting at W.R. Myers High School in Taber, Alberta Canada. A student was killed and another was seriously injured. It did not take a long time before the shooter’s story appeared in the news. The young boy who had opened fire was a ruthless bullying victim. He was not able to handle it anymore so he decided to act. A few days later, a father and teacher, William Belsey better known as Bill Belsey felt like he had to do something to help those people suffering from bullying.

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In 1999, there was a shooting at W.R. Myers High School in Taber, Alberta Canada. A student was killed and another was seriously injured. It did not take a long time before the shooter’s story appeared in the news. The young boy who had opened fire was a ruthless bullying victim. He was not able to handle it anymore so he decided to act. A few days later, a father and teacher, William Belsey better known as Bill Belsey felt like he had to do something to help those people suffering from bullying.

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In ″Decline in smoking rates could increase deaths from lung cancer″, an article from CNN wrote by Sandee LaMotte on February 24, 2015, a study made by the Mayo Clinic and grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging in the US and published in the February 24, 2015 issue of JAMA is terrifying. It is important to note that lung cancer screening is recommended to people age 55 to 80 who smoked one pack a day for 30 years and people who are currently smoking or people who had stop smoking for more than 15 years.

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Against the assisted suicide new law in Canada? Here is your chance to express your opinion about it! The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is there just for you! It is located in Ontario, but if like me you contact them by e-mail ( info@epcc.ca ), they will ask you where you live and they will give you volunteering opportunities with organizations affiliate with them near of where you live. Do not miss this opportunity, it will only take you a day of exchange by e-mail and you will be all set to volunteer.

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The recent decision from The Supreme Court of Canada to remove the ban on doctor-assisted suicide is a big win for Quebec, but it is not a unanimous agreement from the rest of Canada. An article from The Montreal Gazette, two others from National Post and a last one from CBC News will help me to demonstrate the different points of view in Canada.

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Every person requires water to survive; however, individuals use water for many other secondary needs. A current growing issue is severe climate changes that directly impact water demand and supply. With demand surpassing supply, many worry about the future of clean and drinkable water. Although, in other areas, water shortage is not a worry; however, climate changes have caused for several floods that lead to severe water contamination.  Both of these factors threaten the future of the world’s water supply.

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On July 2014, Dr. J. Donald Boudreau and Margaret A Somerville, two professors in the Department of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, decided to write an article about euthanasia. In the article ''Euthanasia and assisted suicide: a physician’s and ethicist’s perspectives'' and the article of CBC news called ''Assisted suicide : Where do Canada, other countries stand?''  the authors discussed about whether euthanasia is immoral or not. Also, it discussed about which country is for the assisted suicide and which one is not.

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Food; a broad term for sure, many thoughts come to mind when the word food is said. It could drift the attention to diet, obesity, comfort and pleasurable food, all the way to junk food. However, they all boil down to one source; it is the food industry. But how clean and concerned is this industry with people’s health? Probably, not at all.

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An indisputable fact of life is that we will all inevitably face death one day, which is tragic for most, but may be relieving for others. When challenged with endless pain, one may wish to die in order to terminate their misery. Accordingly, euthanasia, a practice also known as mercy killing or assisted suicide, allows physicians to end the life of a patient who desires help to commit suicide due to major physical or psychological suffering. This is done passively, be not trying to resuscitate a patient, or actively, by injecting uncompromising muscle relaxants into their bloodstream.

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On October 15th, 2011, the article ʺThe Cancer Risk Factor You’ve Probably Never Heard ofʺ written by Stephanie Sy and Cara Lemieux was published by abc News. The article relates the story of JoAnn Pushkin and Nancy Cappello who are two women of 40 years old. The two of them were doing annual mammograms and self-exams every month on their breasts as it is recommended by the doctors. The two of them, one day, while they were doing their self-exam found a lump on their breasts. They immediately went to pass a mammogram.

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Moral dilemmas present controversial situations that most people would rather ignore. Doctors and surgeons often have to make such decision that involves their patients' lives . There is a lot of pressure on these professions to do the right thing. The words “right thing” might vary from person to person because of different social context, time period and tradition. Nevertheless, their main duty is to sustain the patient’s life with respect. What happens when the doctor can only pick one of the two patients’ lives? To better understand, let’s begin with an example.

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When it gets dangerous for an elderly to stay home alone and take care of himself, family have to relocate them in a safer place with services and care or adapt their house. But this can be very expensive and very stressful if you do not have so much time and money to spend. It is the case of Ms. Walker, who has to spend $50,000 on her mother’s care. She has to empty her mother’s retirement fund plus take in her own bank account. Only 7 of the 10 caregivers meted by Ms. Walker were providing a certain kind of financial assistance.

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In September 2014, FIFA announced that the Women's World Cup would be held on artificial turf, a statement that leaded to some controversy. In fact, 40 women soccer players declared that they would fill a lawsuit for gender discrimination to have some equality with males. "They would never in a heartbeat think of putting anything less than grass for the men," Carrie Serwetnyk, former Canadian player said. "They'd protest. It would be a scandal" (News, CBC par.9).

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In “Man accused in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case denies allegations in letter” article published in The Canadian Press on January 28th, 2015 by Tamsynn Burgmann, it explains how Amanda Todd committed suicide after being a victim of cyberbullying in 2012. A man named Coban had been arrested a year ago, but there were no evidences he was implicated in Amanda Todd’s case. However, Canada nonetheless filed charges against him about which he wrote a letter dated January 13th, 2015, to deny the allegations.

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The article “Widow of alcoholic suing to change policy restricting liver transplants” by Sean Mallen was published on January 29, 2015 on Global News.

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In the article "McGill Researchers Recommend the 'NuVal' Food Rating System" from CTV News, it says that food labels are too complicated to understand and to evaluate for normal consumers. Therefore, people do not refer to them when they buy their food so they do not do healthy choices. The consequences are that a lot of people are diagnosed with obesity while Canada’s food labels could be change to be simple to read. The NuVal system is proposed and has been proved to work well.

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Original title: Quebec takes steps to protect pets from shock collars, prongs Global News, Quebec Politics   By Billy Shields Reporter Global News                                                                                                    Published on July 7th, modified on July 14th 2014  

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