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Jukasa Radio Update – Thursday, January 4, 2018


Two men are facing charges after police raided a marijuana dispensary in downtown Toronto.
Police say they searched the Georgia Peach Dispensary on Tuesday and seized close to seven kilograms of loose marijuana as well as quantities of pre-rolled joints, edibles and other drug products.
Police say they also seized more than $4,000.
A 49-year-old man from Hamilton and a 24-year-old man from Toronto are each charged with drug possession, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of the proceeds of crime.
They are due to appear in court on Feb. 13.

Some restaurant chains have stopped serving dishes with romaine lettuce amid a deadly E. coli outbreak.
There were 41 cases of E. coli under investigation in total in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador as of Dec. 28, according to a statement from Public Health Agency of Canada. One person died.
The restaurant industry is not alone in taking such measures. On Dec. 24, Sobeys said it is pulling more than 300 romaine lettuce products from its shelves at stores across the country.

Drinking alcohol raises the risk of cancer by damaging DNA, scientists have discovered for the first time, leading health experts to call for people to cut down on their consumption.
Alcohol is contributes to more than 12,000 cases of cancer each year.
Now a new study by the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge University, has found that when the body processes alcohol it produces a chemical harmful to DNA.
The damage happens in blood stem cells, which create the red and white blood cells that carry oxygen through the body and help fight infections.
The researchers found that acetaldehyde snaps the DNA of stem cells, permanently altering the genetic code and triggering cancer.
Experts are calling the discovery ”very important” and urging people to drink less.
Alcohol is linked to seven types of cancer: liver, breast, bowel, upper throat, mouth, oesophagal and larynx.

High on the job: that’s what a new study said is happening in the country. The study from found 7 out of 10 employees have done drugs, while at work.
The numbers came from a study that polled over 1,100 people around the country.
Experts say the use of performance-enhancing drugs like Ritalin, Adderall and stimulants is on the rise.
The survey found a majority came from the retail and food service industries, with education and healthcare ranking third and fourth.

Children who eat fish once a week or more sleep better and score higher, on average, on IQ tests than children who never eat fish or do so less than once a week.
This according to study done in China and published last month in Scientific Reports.
Children who said they ate fish weekly scored 4.8 points higher on the IQ tests than those who said they “seldom” or “never” ate fish.
Parents also answered questions about sleep quality. The children who ate more fish had fewer disturbances while sleeping, indicating better overall sleep quality.
Studies have shown a connection between omega-3s — essential fatty acids found in many types of fish, including salmon, sardines and tuna — and improved intelligence and better sleep.

Women who take multivitamins and folic acid during or before pregnancy cut the risk of their children developing autism by nearly three quarters, according to new research.
A study of more than 45,000 children whose mothers had taken supplements were 73 percent less likely to be on the autism spectrum.
Mothers who consumed the supplements up to two years before pregnancy also reduced the risk of the developmental disorder in their children by 61 percent.
The research highlights the importance of a healthy diet especially before pregnancy as serious fetal defects develop in the first three weeks of gestation – often before women know they are pregnant.

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