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Pressure mounts to ban junk food marketing to children

The Canadian government has just closed its online public consultations on the plan to ban unhealthy food advertising aimed at children. A coalition of 12 non-governmental organizations will keep up the pressure for it to restrict the commercial marketing of» 


Talking about health : RCI’s recent reports on medical breakthroughs in Canada

You want to know more about the latest medical breakthroughs and studies in Canada? Read our recent articles on health and research. Stroke survivor’s risk lasts longer than was thought: study By Lynn Desjardins, Tuesday 25 July, 2017 © CBC People who survive» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Talking about food : news and reports by RCI

You want to know more about what Canadians are eating? What’s in their plate and where is it coming from? What grows in Canada and what is the impact of agriculture on the environment? Read Radio Canada International’s reports on» 

Health, Society

Union wants action on illegal health fees

Canada has a publicly-funded health care system, but there are several private clinics that charging extra fees for faster service that should be free.  Because of budget shortfalls in many provinces, there have been cuts to services in hospitals. Long» 

Economy, Health, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

The McIntyre Powder case: miners and neurological disease: Update

Several years ago, Janice Martell’s father developed Parkinson’s but there was no history of that in the family. However Jim Hobbs had been a miner, and was among those obliged by the mine to inhale clouds of microscopic aluminium powder» 

Health, Indigenous, Society

First Nations doctor strives to combine Aboriginal and Western medicine

Karen Hill knows that to help her community she needs more than what the Western medicine she practices can offer. For years now, Hill, a family doctor in her home community at the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory,» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Science and Technology, Society

Toronto subway air quality: as bad as Beijing

A study of the three metropolitan subway systems in Canada’s three major cities shows some surprising results. The systems were tested in Vancouver on the west coast, and in Toronto and Montreal in central Canada. The findings were published in» 


Canada moving toward ban on menthol-flavoured smokes.

Health Canada has proposed an amendment to the Tobacco Act that would ban the use of menthol in cigarettes and other tobacco products. Menthol masks the irritation of tobacco smoke making it easier to inhale which makes it more attractive» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous, Society, Work & Labour

VIDEO: Do mobility devices in the Arctic need a rethink?

CAMBRIDGE BAY, Canada _ Recovering from knee surgery isn’t easy for anyone, but for Jimmy Okhina Sr., living in Arctic Canada made it that much more of a challenge. The surgery took place in Yellowknife, the capital city of Canada’s Northwest» 

Health, Society

Tobacco companies appeal landmark lawsuit

Three big tobacco companies began their appeal today of a $15-billion court decision they lost in June 2015, report Canadian Press. There were two lawsuits launched in 1998 against Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans-Benson & Hedges. The complaints were filed»