TORONTO—Researchers have found much deeper links between cardiovascular disease and the risk of cognitive impairment than previously were known, strengthening the message to Canadians that taking steps to prevent heart disease and stroke also protects the brain.
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TORONTO—Canada's ban on the main source of artificial trans fats came into effect yesterday, making it illegal for manufacturers to use the additive in any food made or imported into the country, as well as in any meals prepared in restaurants.
TORONTO—A raised bit of concrete on a sidewalk. An icy patch on the road. A misstep on the stairs at home.
All of these can lead to accidental falls—landing a person not only on the ground but often also in hospital.
TORONTO—Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking, and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a biennial survey of Grade 7-12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
TORONTO—Patients whose emergency surgeries are delayed due to a lack of operating room resources have an increased risk of death or a need for extra recovery time in hospital, a Canadian study suggests.
TORONTO—The discovery that a gene which turns some bacteria into antibiotic-resistant superbugs has been in Canada for at least five years has scientists wondering when it first emerged and how to stop its spread.
The MCR-1 gene makes E. coli and some other species of bacteria resistant to colistin—an antibiotic considered the drug of last resort for some diseases.
TORONTO—Alcohol remains the most popular drug of choice among Ontario youth, according to the most recent biennial survey of Grade 7-12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Almost 46 percent of the 10,426 respondents from across the province reported having imbibed in the past year, said Robert Mann, a senior scientist at CAMH who co-authored yesterday’s report.
TORONTO—Light-box therapy typically used to treat people with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, during the winter months also can ease symptoms of depression that occur throughout the rest of the year, a study suggests.
TORONTO—With the new school year starting, most parents are thinking about the basics—buying supplies, preparing to pack lunches, and hoping their child gets on with their teacher and fits in with classmates.
Canadian physicians should be subject to mandatory continuing medical education in the appropriate prescribing of opioids—medications whose use now has become almost routine for treating chronic pain, the Canadian Medical Association’s annual meeting in Halifax was told yesterday.