Health & Wellness
TORONTO — It’s well-known that what a woman eats before and during pregnancy can affect fetal development and their newborn’s future health.
Now researchers at McGill University in Montreal suggest dad’s diet may play an equally important role.
Mothers are advised to get adequate amounts of the B vitamin folate to prevent miscarriages or birth defects in their babies.
TORONTO — First-born children are more likely to be taken to hospital when they have reactions to childhood vaccinations than their younger brothers and sisters, a new study shows.
The difference in hospital visits post-vaccinations was greatest in the first two sets of shots babies get, at two months and four months.
TORONTO — A new study says First Nations adults who develop Type 2 diabetes do so more than a decade earlier than non-native people, and have double the risk of going on to develop kidney failure.
The study, which looked at Type 2 diabetes cases in Saskatchewan, found that the mean age for developing diabetes among First Nations people was 47.
TORONTO — There is new advice for Canadian parents of infants who are at high risk of developing a food allergy.
OTTAWA—Health Canada recently-approved a generic, addictive form of oxycodone just as U.S. officials were urging their Canadian counterparts to ban such formulations of the powerful pain-killer.
TORONTO—First Nations, Métis, and Inuit of advancing years often have poorer health than their non-aboriginal counterparts but don’t receive the same level of health-care services as other Canadian seniors, a report says.
OTTAWA—They’re billed as a fresh, clean alternative to toilet paper—but waste-water utilities across Canada say personal wipes are creating putrid sewage clogs that are costing Canadian ratepayers at least $250 million a year.
TORONTO — First Nations, Metis and Inuit of advancing years often have poorer health than their non-aboriginal counterparts but don’t receive the same level of health-care services as other Canadian seniors, a report says.
OTTAWA — An international think-tank warns that poverty among Canadian seniors is on the rise and that current pension safety nets may be inadequate to address the problem.
TORONTO — Canadian women lack access to the best known option for abortion, two reproductive medicine experts argued in a commentary published Monday by the Canadian Medical Association.
The authors said Health Canada is currently studying an application to bring that option, a drug commonly known as RU-486, to the Canadian market.