New & Now: July 29, 2011

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New & Now: July 29, 2011

Source: Web exclusive, July 2011

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One-third of nose-job patients have disorder

According to a new study from the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, one in three people electing to have a nose-job are also suffering from body dysmorphic disorder. | Huffington Post

Study identifies heart attack victims most at risk for death

A study from the British Medical Journal Health has identified a common set of risk factors which could make people more susceptible to dying from sudden cardiac arrest. | TIME

Health minister seeks new guidelines on children’s jewelry

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq is proposing a ban on using the toxic chemical cadmium in children’s jewelry. There is currently no set limit for use of the chemical. | Vancouver Sun

Parasite in cats linked with brain tumours

Scientists say they have linked a parasite that breeds in cats’ stomachs with the development of brain tumours in people. | Daily Mail

Ontario to fund smoking cessation drugs

Two smoking cessation drugs, Champix and Zyban, have been approved as medications covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan. The coverage takes effect Aug. 4. | Toronto Star

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