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More and more Canadian teenagers are vaping: study

A new survey of Canadian teenagers suggests that vaping is on the rise–big time. The biggest takeaway from the study–published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics: The number of Canadian young people surveyed who said they had ever tried »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Cancer in Canada: the battle remains joined

A new study says cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada, with lung cancer leading the way. The study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, predicts that nearly 226,000 cases of cancer will be diagnosed this »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Tough, new regulations on vaping in the works

The federal government will toughen legislation aimed at discouraging young people from what is an apparent growing propensity to puff and pull on e-cigarettes, a habit known to most of them as vaping. Among other things, proposed new regulations will »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Here comes the sun (at last), but beware of melanoma

It’s a type of cancer that is afflicting more and more people. Estimates are that in 2017, some 7000 Canadians had melanoma and over 1000 died from it. World Melanoma Day is marked annually on the second Monday in May, »

Health

1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer: report

Almost every second Canadian is expected to be diagnosed with cancer during his or her lifetime, and one in four Canadians will die from the disease, according to a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society. In 2017, an estimated 206,200 Canadians »

Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology

Website launched to help Inuit living with cancer

Video: Sophie Keenlan – One Woman’s Journey When Sophie Keelan found out she had breast cancer in 2007, she experienced the same feelings of disbelief, fear and uncertainty that any other Canadian feels when they receive a cancer diagnosis. But like other Inuit »

Health, Society

Palliative care uneven in Canada: cancer society

“Critically ill Canadians are falling through the cracks when it comes to palliative care,” says a report by the Canadian Cancer Society. This kind of care is often provided too close to the end of life, and should be introduced »

Health, Society

‘Run to Quit’ suggests a new program for smokers

A new program is offering a combination of smoking cessation coaching and training for running and walking as a way to get tobacco users to quit. The program is a joint effort of the government’s Public Health Agency of Canada, »

Health, Society

Calls for a ban on menthol “capsule” cigarettes

Cigarettes which have a squeezable menthol capsule can taste less harsh and should be banned, says the Canadian Cancer Society.  The not-for-profit group is concerned that the cigarettes will make it easier for youth to start smoking and become addicted. »