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Local Tobacco Retailer Penalized for Repeated Tobacco Sales to Youth

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has handed an Automatic Prohibition Notice to Loblaws Inc. which operates as the Loblaw Superstore at 3040 Wonderland Road South, in London. The order went into effect Monday and will remain in force for the next six months, forbiding the operators from selling or storing any form of tobacco in their store until May 25th, 2014.

in motion™ Challenge Logs Over 2,000,000 Minutes of Activity

In late September the residents of London were challenged to add at least five minutes of physical activity to their daily routine. Today, Middlesex-London in motion™ announced that more than 1,600 people responded to that challenge and logged over 2 million minutes of physical activity, wildly exceeding organizers’ expectations for the initial year.

Increasing Access to Cancer Screening in Immigrant Communities: A Proactive Approach

If you’re a healthcare professional, register and attend the “Increasing Access to Cancer Screening in Immigrant Communities: A Proactive Approach” event, which is brought to you by Mobilizing Newcomers and Immigrants to Cancer Screening Programs.

With Winter's Arrival, Health Unit Reminds Local Residents to be Aware of Bats

The return of wintry weather, cold temperatures and the recent report of a bat which tested positive for rabies, have prompted the Middlesex-London Health Unit to increase awareness about what people should do when they encounter a bat. With bats seeking places to hibernate, there is the potential for residents to come into contact with the animals, which could create the risk of contracting rabies. Rabies is a serious disease caused by a virus; which when left untreated, is fatal to humans.

Health Unit's Annual Community Flu Clinics Get Underway this Weekend

The Middlesex-London Health Unit’s annual influenza immunization campaign gets underway this week. With flu season right around the corner the Health Unit will hold the first of its nine community-based immunization clinics on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre at 656 Elizabeth Street in London.

Halfway Into the in motion Challenge, the Physical Activity Minutes are Adding Up

With the first two weeks of the in motion™ Physical Activity Community Challenge now complete, Londoners of all ages have been answering the call to add more physical activity to their lives.

Injury Prevention Conference to Focus on Preventing Travel-Related Injuries

The 14th annual Not By Accident Conference will be held on Thursday, October 17th at London’s Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre. The conference, hosted by the Southwest Injury Prevention Conference Network, draws together professionals from the education, health care, law enforcement, emergency services and other sectors to discuss and promote injury prevention. The theme for this year’s conference is Destination: Injury-Free, focusing on best practices for preventing injuries across various modes of transportation including off-road vehicles, bicycles, walking and other types of active travel.

Health Unit Reports Fourth Local Case of E.coli 0157:H7 Linked to Burger Recall

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has been notified of an additional case of E. coli O157:H7, bringing to four the number of local cases linked to the recall of Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers.

Health Unit Reports Three Local E.coli 0157:H7 Cases Linked to Burger Recall

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has been notified of three confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 that have been linked by laboratory evidence to the current recall of Compliments brand Super 8 Beef Burgers.

Breastfeeding: Circles of Support

Each year in Canada, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated October 1-7. This year’s theme highlights the fact that breastfeeding women need support in order to start breastfeeding, and to continue.