Health Politics

Smoke Free Alberta

Yay! Alberta is going smoke free (somewhat) on January 1st, 2006.

The following is a list of places that must be smoke-free if minors are permitted to enter:

  • Restaurants, banquet halls and entertainment facilities
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Public and private schools and school property
  • Common areas in residential buildings (hotels, motels, apartment and condominium buildings)
  • All offices and government buildings
  • Work vehicles
  • All enclosed public places including parking garages
  • Day nurseries
  • Reserved seating in sporting arenas or entertainment venues

Smoke Free Alberta


A Cure For Crohn’s Disease


A German pharmaceutical company have announced that they’ve produced a cure for Crohn’s Disease. It’s a simple concoction made from natural ingredients to be taken twice a month. Here’s the downside: the active ingredient is worm eggs. That’s right, worm eggs.

“Regular doses of worms really do rid people of inflammatory bowel disease. The first trials of the treatment have been a success, and a drinkable concoction containing thousands of pig whipworm eggs could soon be launched in Europe.”


Woman’s Skin Falls Off But She Miraculously Lives

A San Diego woman loses all of her body’s skin due to a rare drug allergy and lives to tell the tale.

Health life

Life Saving Society Competition

I finished up at the pool this morning as Equipment Manager. We finished early yesterday and today and it looked like it would have been a fun meet to compete in. I had the chance to try out some scuba gear after the events yesterday and again this morning.

Amy, one of the lifeguards at the Max bell and my WSI instructor, mentioned to me that I was on the list for call-backs to be a lifeguard there. I’m pretty excited to finally be getting a job here in Lethbridge. It will make paying the mortgage a lot easier.

Newsflash – Quarantine

The Calgary Sun reports that because of SARS, “Thousands of people, many of them health workers, are under quarantine in Winnipeg and across Ontario”. Personally I think this SARS thing is slightly more dangerous than the West Nile scare last November, but I still think it will be one of those things we hear about but never have any personal experience with. Although I think Mom said one of the students at her school contracted it.