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Hot Hazy and Humid Conditions Lead to First Heat Alert of the Year

The Medical Officer of Health has issued Middlesex-London’s first Heat Alert of 2013. The alert will come into effect on Sunday, June 23rd, and continue until into Tuesday, June 25th. It is expected that the forecasted humidex values will be in the low 40’s which is one of the Health Unit’s triggers for a Heat Alert.

Youth Use World No Tobacco Day to Call for Action for an End to

Youth from the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s One Life One You joined Health Minister Deb Matthews, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Chris Mackie and some 50 teens from eight other health units across southwestern Ontario to celebrate World No Tobacco Day at London’s Covent Garden Market this afternoon.

Health Minster to Join Youth in Marking World No-Tobacco Day

One Life One You, the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s youth group which educates teens about the dangers of tobacco use, will join the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews and youth groups from eight other southwestern Ontario health units on Friday, May 31st to celebrate World No Tobacco Day.

Creating Healthy Active Communities – The Power of Partnerships Forum

Community leaders, municipal planners and officials from the City of London, Middlesex County, the Middlesex-London Health Unit and other agencies are meeting this afternoon to discuss ways to make our communities more healthy and active.

Promotion of Tobacco in Retail Locations Violates Smoke-Free Ontario Act

A new campaign in place at many local retailers is in violation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

Add Your Colour - Video Launch Event

The Sexual Health Promotion Team at the Health Unit has been working with a group of youth to help address gaps in services specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals.

New Outdoor Smoking Bylaw Comes Into Effect Today

The air around London’s parks, playgrounds and municipal buildings is about to get clearer.

Health Unit and Dental Society Highlight Importance of Having Children's Teeth Checked by Their…

When should a child first visit a dentist? The Canadian Dental Association, the Canadian Pediatric Society and Health Canada all recommend children should be seen by a dental professional by the time they turn one year old.

Join the Effort to Prepare Parks for Arrival of Outdoor Smoking Bylaw

It’s clear that smoking doesn’t belong in London’s parks, playgrounds, sport fields or at the entrance to municipal buildings.

An Important Notice from the Middlesex-London Health Unit regarding Alysena 28 Birth Control Pills

You may have heard recent news about the birth control pill Alysena 28 (ali-see-na). This product has been recalled and should not be used because there is a risk of getting pregnant while taking this pill. Alysena is similar to the birth control pill, Alesse.