Health

Admin October 25, 2016

Parents of autistic children who were guided by therapists in how to communicate better with their children and practised the approach daily saw a reduction in the severity of autism symptoms, say U.K. researchers. In the parent-mediated social communication therapy or PACT trial, parents of children aged two to four at the severe end of […]

Admin October 25, 2016

Trans fats are fading from the Canadian food supply, but the unhealthy fat is still showing up on supermarket shelves in Nova Scotia. A CBC review of grocery stores around the Halifax region last month found a number of products that exceeded recommended trans fat levels. One of those products was a pound cake in a […]

Admin October 25, 2016

Fifty years after the worst of the arsenic emissions from Giant mine, lichen has yet to re-establish itself on the bald granite downwind of the mine. Research is showing that pollution from the mine is far more persistent than anyone suspected. (Richard Gleeson/CBC) Winter is returning to the subarctic city of Yellowknife, bringing its snow […]

Admin October 25, 2016

The federal government is overhauling Canada’s healthy eating guidelines with a sweeping strategy that will include new rules for marketing and labelling certain foods aimed at children. Health Minister Jane Philpott said the “iconic” Canada Food Guide has not kept up with the country’s changing demographics and lifestyles. “The classic one-size-fits-all guide no longer meets the needs of […]

Admin October 24, 2016

If you’re a regular blood donor in Canada, you might not be able to donate as often. Canadian Blood Services announced today it’s changing guidelines for donor iron levels. The agency said in a statement the change is needed to “further promote health and wellness among blood donors,” as well as to ensure that recipients […]

Admin October 24, 2016

Red Deer doctors are pleading for help, saying people in central Alberta are dying needlessly because they don’t have timely access to life-saving procedures. An Alberta Health Services (AHS) document written in December 2014 — and recently obtained by CBC News — examined the need for more cardiac services in central Alberta. It reveals people in that part of the […]

Admin October 24, 2016

People across Canada living with HIV feel abandoned by the federal government because of changes to the way the Public Health Agency of Canada funds the response to the virus, according to several organizations providing support services. The full picture of which organizations and services have lost their funding as a result of the changes is still developing. This […]

Admin October 23, 2016

Sunday October 23, 2016 more stories from this episode If a concussion happens and it’s not on the ice, does it still count?  When Sidney Crosby misses a game due to a concussion, it’s national news. He is assessed by team doctors, and a protocol is followed to help him recover before returning to play. […]

Admin October 22, 2016

Indigenous leaders are hopeful that progress may finally be made on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action regarding Indigenous health. A spotlight has been put on Indigenous health care — especially mental health supports — following the suicides of four girls in northern Saskatchewan. Three girls, aged 12 to 14, took their own lives in […]