Canadian Health

Canadians Are #1 For Health Tech

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Living

Comparing the percentage of traffic on health and fitness apps and websites across international borders, a recent study by mobile advertising company...

The Good News About Having A Heart Attack In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living

More Canadians are surviving heart attacks and stroke than ever before, according to a new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Monday. ...

One Of Deadliest Cancers In Canada Is Preventable

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Ground is being gained on many fronts in the war against cancer, but one of the deadliest — liver cancer — is still on the rise, the Can...

Why Are Canadians Paying Top Dollar for Bargain-Basement Health Care?

Nadeem Esmail | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Living
Nadeem Esmail

Canadian taxpayers are not receiving the same sort of value that their counterparts in other nations are when it comes to universally accessible health care. In fact, Canadians spend much more for their health care and receive lower quality care than other countries with universal-access systems.

Most Canadians Have THIS In Their Urine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A Health Canada study suggests most Canadians have the chemical bisphenol A in their urine and all have traces of lead in their blood.The 20...

Selling Our Health Care to Profit-Seekers Won't Pay Off

Irfan Dhalla | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada
Irfan Dhalla

Last week, the family that owns Shouldice Hospital announced that it would like to sell its facility to Centric Health, a for-profit company. When it comes to providing complicated medical and surgical care that must be customized for each individual patient, non-profits are generally better. Selling medicare off, piece by piece, to large for-profit companies is the wrong approach.

Canadian Babies Need A Booster At 18 months, Pediatricians Say

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on all provinces and territories to implement a publicly-funded enhanced well-baby visit for all C...

Health Care Spending Doubles In A Decade

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Health-care costs in Canada doubled over the past decade and will cross the $200 billion mark this year, a report released Thursday reveals....

For First Time, Cancer Leading Cause Of Death Across Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - A new report says cancer and heart disease were responsible for just over half of Canada's 238,617 deaths in 2008.And Statistics Canada repor...

Why You Love Canada: The Scenery, Dragon's Den And Diversity

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.10.2011 | Canada Living

Thanksgiving a time to pause and be thankful for what we have, whether it's family, friends or the many riches in our lives. Those can include the cou...

Canada: Healthier, Better Sex, Better Place For Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Living

"I am Canadian!" is a declaration that any good Canuck will proclaim to those who will listen. After all, we're all convinced that Canada is by far t...