Health

Admin January 15, 2018

Health Canada’s strategy to get some of the salt out of processed foods has produced a reduction in sodium “much lower than anticipated,” an agency report released Monday says. Forty-eight per cent of the categories of processed foods in the agency’s evaluation did not make any progress toward sodium reduction. In some of the foods, the sodium levels actually […]

Admin January 15, 2018

The third Monday of every January has long been crowned the saddest day of the year, but while the science behind the unflattering title has been scoffed at by experts, some say the day has unintended value. “Blue Monday” was coined in 2005 by Cliff Arnall, a former lecturer at Cardiff University, for a now-defunct U.K-based travel agency as a […]

Admin January 15, 2018

The Children and Youth Mental Health survey found that anxiety is a concern for a majority of youth. (Paulius Brazauskas/Shutterstock) A staggering 63 per cent of Canadian members of the millennial generation are at high risk for mental health issues, according to a 2017 report by Ipsos  And rates of anxiety and depression are on the rise among […]

Admin January 13, 2018

Hello and happy Saturday! Here’s this week’s round-up of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Searching for the sixth sense of taste “Scientists identify a sixth taste sense.” It’s a claim that has made headlines several times over the last few […]

Admin January 13, 2018

The fact that seniors outnumber children in Canada for the first time is adding “increased urgency” to dementia research and encouraging a new approach to taking on the disease, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The 2016 census revealed there are now 5.9 million Canadian seniors, compared to the 5.8 million who are 14 or younger. That historic […]

Admin January 13, 2018

A British surgeon who burned his initials onto patients’ livers during transplant operations has been fined the equivalent of $ 17,100 Cdn and ordered to perform community service. Simon Bramhall pleaded guilty last month to two counts of assault in a case a prosecutor called “without legal precedent in criminal law.” Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam […]

Admin January 12, 2018

Five dogs in Canada that came into contact with two others with H3N2 canine influenza have also tested positive. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in southwestern Ontario said the five dogs — and others that may have been exposed — have been quarantined by their owners to help prevent further spread of the virus. The contagious flu has spread rapidly […]

Admin January 12, 2018

Canada’s largest mental health hospital has been given $ 100 million by an anonymous donor, with the goal of developing cures for psychiatric conditions that affect almost seven million Canadians. The gift to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto will create the Discovery Fund to support next-generation scientists conducting research aimed […]