Health Report
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Aspirin guidelines for heart health U.S. experts have changed the guidelines on taking Aspirin for heart health. Today at 07:11 AM
Apple Watch health study The Apple Watch is being studied for a possible heart health benefit. Mar 18, 2019, 12:41 PM
Affordability issue with new food guide, continued opioid overdose crisis
  • A report suggests more than half of Canadians can't easily follow Canada's new official food guide.
  • The opioid overdose crisis is showing no signs of letting up.
Mar 14, 2019, 10:02 AM
Curbing the spread of measles, birth control failing some women
  • Canada's top doctor is calling on physicians to help curb the spread of measles by answering questions from parents concerned about vaccinating their kids.
  • Researchers looking into why birth control fails some women have found a link between a genetic variant and lower levels of a hormone responsible for preventing pregnancy in women with a contraceptive implant.
Mar 13, 2019, 08:28 AM
Effect of smoking while pregnant on baby, potential flu pandemic, colorectal cancer
  • A new study suggests mothers who smoke even one cigarette a day while pregnant are doubling their baby's risk of sudden death.
  • The World Health Organization is warning the world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu.
  • While the number of people over 50 who get colorectal cancer has decreased, the rate of the disease in younger people is steadily increased at the same time.
Mar 12, 2019, 07:17 AM
Oral hormone therapy and Alzheimer's, staying physically active as you age
  • New research finds long-term use of oral hormone therapy may be associated with a small increased risk of Alzheimer's disease in post-menopausal women.
  • More research is showing the benefits of staying physically active in your later years.
Mar 07, 2019, 11:39 AM
Weight and stroke recovery, nasal spray depression treatment
  • New research is revealing that being overweight, obese or severely obese may improve a person's chances of surviving after a stroke.
  • The FDA has approved a fast-acting nasal spray depression treatment derived from an infamous club drug.
Mar 06, 2019, 07:54 AM
Flavonoids in cocoa could help MS patients with fatigue, stem cell transplant for HIV-AIDS
  • A mug of cocoa rich in flavonoids once a day could help people with multiple sclerosis battle fatigue.
  • For the second time in more than a decade it appears that a stem cell transplant has cured a patient with HIV-AIDS.
Mar 05, 2019, 07:14 AM
Monitoring what you eat to lose weight, bone health scan with ultrasound
  • Keeping a food diary could be the key to losing weight and keeping it off
  • Ultrasound scans are being used to assess bone health with results equal to those gathering an X-ray
Mar 04, 2019, 08:52 AM
Chicken nuggets recall, repetitive strain injuries
  • A Canada-wide recall has been issued for Compliments brand chicken nuggets due to possible salmonella contamination.
  • Thursday is repetitive strain injury awareness day.
Feb 28, 2019, 08:10 AM
Issues with not sleeping If you're suffering with a sleep deficit, another new study suggests trying to catch up on the weekend simply doesn't work. Feb 27, 2019, 08:42 AM
Sleepless nights for parents New parents know to expect sleepless nights for a while but a new study suggests they might be sleep deprived longer than they think. Feb 26, 2019, 07:26 AM
Losing weight and keeping track of what you eat Losing weight may be as simple as logging what you eat, according to a new study. Feb 26, 2019, 07:22 AM
Affect of mother's diet on unborn child, toxins in furniture and flooring
  • A new study finds a mother's diet can affect her unborn child's risk of obesity later in life.
  • The toxins given off by your furniture and flooring could end up in your blood stream.
Feb 22, 2019, 07:13 AM
Eliminating cervical cancer, people with developmental disabilities neglected
  • Cervical cancer could potentially be eliminated as a major public health threat by the end of the century.
  • A new study looking into people with developmental disabilities in the province finds they are more likely to die young, stay needlessly long in hospital and fall through gaps in the healthcare system.
Feb 22, 2019, 07:12 AM