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Health, Lifestyle

Unhealthy food consumption increases dramatically in Canada: study

Almost half the foods Canadians eat are highly processed products that are poor in nutrition and increase health risks, according to new research commissioned by Heart & Stroke Canada. Even worse, children between the ages of nine and 13 are» 

Health

Transgender youth avoiding health care: study

Almost half of transgender young Canadians are not getting health care when they need it, suggests a study from the University of British Columbia. Researchers sought information from 923 people between 14 and 25 year old in a transgender survey» 

Education, Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Yukon cancer warning labels on alcohol

A world first? Several countries around the world, including the U.K., U.S.A., Sweden and France among others have varying sizes, styles, and degrees of obligatory and voluntary warning labels on alcohol products. These often warn of the dangers of drinking» 

Indigenous

Eye on the Arctic video archive: Do mobility devices in the Arctic need a rethink?

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North This week on Eye on the Arctic, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at mental health services in the North.  CAMBRIDGE BAY, Canada _ Recovering from knee surgery» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

Breastfeeding: study shows another benefit from birth to teen years

It is one of the biggest research evaluations of the benefits of breastfeeding. In a longterm study, breastfeeding was shown to clearly reduce incidence of eczema in babies and youth from birth through to 16 years of age. Dr. Michael» 

Environment, Health

Groups urge government to toughen toxic chemicals law

Five environmental groups say Canada’s law governing toxic chemicals is outdated and they urge the government to amend soon it to protect children and the general population. Muhannad Malas of Environmental Defence uses the example of a class of chemicals» 

Economy, Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian paediatricians : sports and energy drinks and children don’t mix

For years, a variety of medical authorities have questioned the claimed benefits of sports and energy drinks and suggested moderation or replacement with water. This week the Canadian Paediatric Society issued a clear statement saying sports drinks and energy drinks» 

Education, Lifestyle, Society

Ontario’s first “100 %” smoke-free university

Ontario is the most populous province in Canada and has some 22 university institutions. Although many have strict smoking policies and are subject to provincial anti-smoking rules, McMaster University in Hamilton , Ontario, is set to become the first 100%» 

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» 

Indigenous

The importance of community-based mental health programs in the Arctic

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   This week on Eye on the Arctic, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at mental health services in the North.  For many northerners in Canada’s remote Arctic communities, the obstacles»