Brock in the News — May 612

New documentary sheds light on Yonge St. fracasToronto Star and City News profiled Professor Simon Black earlier this week to discuss a new documentary he co-produced about the Yonge Street uprising that took place 25 years ago.The politics of compassionate care leaveProfessor Kate Bezanson joined Anna Maria Tremonti from CBC The Current to talk about federal and provincial policy regarding extended absences from work when taking care of a child with a serious illness.Brock prof: Link between smoking moms, infant obesityWhile smoking during pregnancy has been proven to contribute to low birth rates among infants, new research from Professor Danielle Molnar also demonstrates that smoking puts children at a higher risk for obesity within the first two years: St. Catharines StandardReport urges new thinking for Northern OntarioA new study by Professor Charles Conteh is giving Northern communities the headway it needs to start developing economically. The Sudbury Star presented a number of highlights from the report this week.The surprising reason you need to take a rest dayIs too much exercise bad for your health? Researchers from Brock University describe why taking a rest day is crucial for bone health: Men’s Health US