Thursday, February 21, 2019

Health Canada report calls for big tax hike on cigarettes

Ottawa needs to hike tobacco taxes significantly to meet its long-term target of reducing smoking to just five per cent of the Canadian population,...

Hidden digital ads pushing children to eat fatty food, health experts warn

LONDON (Reuters) - Children in Europe are bombarded with hidden digital advertising and marketing promoting fatty, sugary and salty foods that is damaging their health and adding to the region's obesity problem, World Health Organization experts said on Friday....

How U of T is increasing the number of black medical school students

In a few weeks, a fresh crop of medical students will begin classes at the University of Toronto. By this time next year, Aquila Akingbade...

Video game addiction a disease? WHO says, yes

Lisa Pont has heard plenty of skepticism about video game addiction and whether it's truly a medical condition that should be classified as a...

Not all bug repellents are equal

(Reuters Health) - Pay attention to the ingredients of bug sprays and other repellents, because they're not equally effective at warding off mosquitoes that carry diseases like Zika virus, researchers say....

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain

Research suggests persistent stress in young children can become toxic, causing brain changes that can interfere with learning and lead to disease in adulthood. It's unknown...

Teen girls at increased risk of concussions

The North Shore Girls Soccer Club won't be going to the United States for any tournaments or games for at least the next four...

Chinese scientist ‘proud’ of gene-edited babies claim amid controversy

A Chinese scientist at the centre of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday...

France detects possible bird flu outbreak on northern farm

LILLE, France (Reuters) - French authorities reported a possible outbreak of bird flu on a poultry farm in the far north of the country on Wednesday, which could mark a spreading of the disease beyond the southwest foie gras producing region where millions of birds have been culled....

‘Very worrisome’: Sperm counts have declined by more than half for Western men

Sperm counts for men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have declined by more than 50 per cent in the last four...