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Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Study suggests prescription, pedometer can help patients

Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta has been treating patients with diabetes and hypertension for many years and some of them have had complications like heart disease and stroke. Doctors have long known that exercise can have many health benefits like lowering blood» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Best chances to prevent recurrence of breast cancer analysed

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, and once you’ve beaten it back, you’d do just about anything to prevent it recurring. And people do, from changing their diets or lifestyles to quitting smoking or taking» 

Health, Society

63 per cent of Canadians are concerned about food fraud: study

Almost two-thirds of Canadians are worried that the food they buy in grocery stores or markets is either counterfeited, adulterated or misrepresented, according to a new study by researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. In an online survey conducted by» 

Education, Health, Lifestyle, Society

Toronto school bans phones in class, other schools say bring them.

The Earl Grey Public School in Toronto has banned mobile phones from the classroom and the school hallways. The ban goes into effect today. The 12 and 13 year-old students  at the junior high school (grades 7-8) were told their» 

Health, International, Politics

UN agencies declare famine in South Sudan

A deadly combination of civil war and a devastated subsistence economy already under stress from climate change have left more than 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan, according to three UN agencies and their partner NGOs. The» 

Health, Society

Kids at higher risk when mom prescribed opioids

Young children whose mothers are prescribed an opioid painkiller have more than twice the chance of being hospitalized for opioid overdose, according to a recent study. This led researchers to recommend that doctors prescribe lower doses, that medications be kept» 

Health, International, Society

Pregnant women warned against travel and Zika

At a time when many Canadians like to travel south to escape winter weather, women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant are again being warned to stay away from areas with the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne disease in pregnant» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Concern about microplastics in North America’s Great Lakes.

The International Joint Commission (IJC) which monitors water conditions in the Great Lakes of North America, has been studying the increasing concern over microplastics in the system. The IJC has just released IJC) released a report to the governments of» 

Health, Science and Technology, Society

Increase in heart attacks after big, long snowfalls

Coming at a time when some parts of Canada got 70 cm of snow, it’s not great news that the risk of heart attack is linked to the amount of snow that falls and how long the snowfall lasts. Researchers» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Advice on sex health sent on Valentine’s Day

A health authority in western Canada is taking the opportunity presented by Valentine’s Day today to give the public information about sexually-transmitted diseases (STIs) and other sexual health subjects. Fraser Health serves a region south and east of Vancouver but»