Health & Wellness
TORONTO — A degenerative brain disease linked to repetitive brain injuries, such as concussions in athletes, may initially affect people in one of two major ways: dramatically altering their behaviour and mood or impairing memory and thinking abilities, a study suggests.
TORONTO—When Marcel Wieder’s aunt was diagnosed with early-onset dementia several years ago, the Toronto resident started to worry about his own brain health.
“It hit close to home,” admitted the 52-year-old public affairs consultant.
“Generally, I think I have a pretty good memory,” he added. “But I’m over 50 and there are lapses at times.
CALGARY—A poll released by the Canadian Medical Association says most people want a national strategy for seniors’ health care which includes an emphasis on keeping them in their homes as long as possible.
CALGARY — A poll released by the Canadian Medical Association says most people want a national strategy for seniors health care which includes an emphasis on keeping them in their homes as long as possible.
NEW YORK — A new lawsuit is contesting the validity of the heart-healthy claims on some cans of Campbell’s soups.
At the centre of the federal lawsuit is the “Heart-Check” certification by the American Heart Association, and whether it rightfully conveys that a product carries particular health benefits.
TORONTO — A long-awaited Canadian study has found no evidence that blocked neck veins or impaired blood flow are connected with multiple sclerosis, the most recent of several international trials that have called the hypothetical link with MS into question.
TORONTO—Athletes who crave fries have had to forgo them at the Canada Summer Games village, which has been declared a junk food-free zone.
Instead, the young competitors are being given a huge variety of nutritious offerings with no cap on how often they can drop by the cafeteria each day.
VANCOUVER—A health alert has been issued to about 1,500 Metro Vancouver patients who may have contracted HIV or hepatitis B or C through the poor cleaning practises of an illegal dentist.
The alert, issued by the Fraser Health Authority, urges people who were clients of Tung Sheng Wu, also known as David Wu, to get a blood test to determine if they were exposed to blood-borne viruses.
TORONTO—Skin glue has become the method of choice for “stitching” together children’s cuts at hospital emergency rooms.
But while less painful than sutures, doctors say the adhesive still can cause significant discomfort for youngsters.
TORONTO — Skin glue has become the method of choice for “stitching” together children’s cuts at hospital emergency rooms. But while less painful than sutures, doctors say the adhesive can still cause significant discomfort for youngsters.