New & Now: September 16, 2011

Must-read health news and views from around the web

New & Now: September 16, 2011

Source: Web exclusive, September 2011

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Kids overdosing on prescription drugs

New research indicates more and more kids are needing emergency treatment after accidentally overdosing on prescription drugs. | Chicago Tribune

Terry Fox honoured with memorial

With the 31st annual Terry Fox Run taking place this weekend, a new memorial has been unveiled outside BC Place in Vancouver. The design is a series of bronze statues of Fox running, with each statue being larger than the previous to signify his growing popularity during the cross-Canada run. |

Cigarettes could be slowing men down in the bedroom

Researchers have found that men who successfully stopped smoking experienced significant improvements in sexual health, including greater sexual arousal. | Daily Mail

Older moms face more pregnancy complications

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, nearly one in five babies in Canada is born to a mother age 35 or older. The report found that women age 40 and older who give birth face significantly higher risks for complications and health problems. | The Globe and Mail

Apples decrease risk of stroke

Apples and pears have emerged as two of the most healthful fruits. In a study conducted by Dutch researchers, participants who consumed the equivalent of an apple a day were 52 percent less likely to have suffered a stroke. | TIME

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It’s always interesting to try a few changes with a familiar dish. This is an attractive and healthy variation on lasagna, with flakes of tender salmon and chopped asparagus in a light lemon and herb sauce layered with the pasta. It’s perfect for when asparagus is in season.