Another potentially dangerous health product has been pulled from the shelves in Burnaby.
Health Canada recently announced that the unauthorized health product "Power-X" was being pulled after testing found it included undeclared thiodimethylsildenafil, which is similar to the prescription medication sildenafil.
Individuals with heart problems, those at risk of stroke or those already taking any nitrate drugs may have serious complications if taking Power-X.
The product is promoted as increasing sexual performance and desire and was pulled from the Chong Kun Dang health store in Burnaby.
With cancer awareness at the forefront in April, a local natural foods store is putting health and education on the menu.
Choices Market, which has a location on 10th Avenue, will offer a seminar entitled From Prevention to Care: A Whole Person Approach to Cancer, on April 17.
The event is part of a month-long series of events and activities at Choices, called Inspire Health In April, in conjunction with InspireHealth, a cancer care centre. The seminar will look at information about nutrition and its role in preventing and treating cancer. See www.choices market.com for more.
If it sounds fishy - or "phishy" - it probably is.
The Fraser Health Authority discovered recently that a phishing scam was being carried out, posing as Fraser Health recruitment.
An email offering jobs and training asked recipients for funds for an interview/training fee in the Philippines.
The authority says the email is a scam.
"Fraser Health would never ask for funds tied to an interview process or recruitment," reads a warning from the organization.
Phishing scams target people through email messages, websites and phone calls in an effort to steal money and, in some cases, personal information or banking details. Signs of a phishing scam can be spelling errors, bad grammar, links that don't match the actual link address, threats or offers that sound too good to be true.
To learn more, see www.antifraudcentrecentreantifraude.ca.
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