Health & Wellness
TORONTO—The World Health Organization again is urging people to lower the amount of sugar they eat, suggesting there are health benefits to restricting so-called free sugars to less than five percent of one’s dietary intake.
For the average adult, that would be about six teaspoons (30 ml) of sugar a day—less than the sugar contained in a single can of sugar-sweetened soda.
TORONTO — The World Health Organization is again urging people to lower the amount of sugar they eat, suggesting there are health benefits to restricting so-called free sugars to less than five per cent of one’s dietary intake.
TORONTO — Things are about to get heated on the sugar front again.
TORONTO — White noise machines for babies that are becoming increasingly popular among parents may be putting the children at risk of hearing loss, a new Canadian study suggests.
NEW YORK — Is the anti-obesity message finally getting through?
A marked drop in the obesity rate among preschoolers in the U.S. has researchers and parents pointing to a variety of possible factors.
TORONTO — There’s a spot of needed good news in the arena of organ transplant as donations from deceased donors rose by 17 per cent in the 10 years leading up to 2012, according to a new national report.
The number of deceased donors surpassed the total number of living donors — by one — in 2012, the report said.
TORONTO—Ontario could become the first province in Canada to force big-chain restaurants, convenience stores, and grocery stores to post calorie counts on all their menus in a bid to fight the growing problem of obesity.
STANFORD, Calif. — An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis to one or more arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say. But public health officials haven’t identified any common causes connecting the cases.
TORONTO — Women who carry a BRCA genetic mutation have a significantly reduced chance of developing ovarian cancer and dying prematurely if they opt to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes preventively removed earlier than later, a study suggests.
TORONTO—A new Ontario report on vaccine safety shows the rate of adverse events reported after vaccinations in the province is low.
The report says there were 56 serious vaccine-related adverse events reported in 2012—a year when 7.8 million vaccinations were distributed in the province.
That is 7.2 serious events for every one million vaccinations.