Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Breastfeeding appears to cut risk of Type 2 diabetes in women

It's well known that breastfeeding provides many benefits to both mother and child. There's a growing body of evidence that it can reduce the...

Stifling a sneeze can rupture your pharynx, doctors warn

Holding back a sneeze by pinching your nose while keeping your mouth closed may cause physical injury, doctors writing in the journal BML Case Reports...

Family calls for provincial seniors advocate after father lives in long-term care

The family of a man who lived in long-term care in Thunder Bay, Ont., for six years, says there needs to be a provincial...

P.E.I., N.B. close diabetes camps for kids

Diabetes Canada is closing a popular camp on P.E.I. for Island children with Type 1 diabetes, along with their summer camp in neighbouring New...

Trying to lose weight? Then ditch the scale, says P.E.I. dietitian

A P.E.I. dietitian is encouraging people to stick with their New Year's resolution of losing weight by doing away with the scale. Bethany Vessey, a registered dietitian...

Western researchers discover link between brain disorders

Western University researchers are finding a link between athletes with severe concussions and patients living with ALS — a degenerative neurological disorder. People living with...

Voluntary sodium targets not being met by processed food industry

Health Canada's strategy to get some of the salt out of processed foods has produced a reduction in sodium "much lower than anticipated," an agency...

Health Canada says processed-food makers aren’t cutting enough salt

Health Canada's strategy to get some of the salt out of processed foods has produced a reduction in sodium "much lower than anticipated," an agency...

6 cases of mumps confirmed in eastern Newfoundland since December

The health authority in eastern Newfoundland says test results have confirmed six cases of mumps in the region since December, and another 13 cases...

Initial round of investors on board for developing universal flu vaccine

A private British company developing a vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of flu has raised 20 million pounds...