Health Risks

For Lasting Weight Loss, Go Fast or Slow?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The idea that slimming down at a reduced rate produces better outcomes long-term may be delusional, according to a new study that found no significant differences for participants in so-called crash diets by comparison to their counterparts who took a slower pace.

Let's Have a Grown Up Discussion About Obesity

Nadeem Esmail | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Living
Nadeem Esmail

Experience suggests that policies like fat/'junk food' taxes, vending machine bans, menu labelling requirements, reduced availability of particular foods, simplified or directive food labels, graphic warning labels, zoning restrictions, and advertising restrictions, will not be successful at reducing the prevalence of excess weight.

The Beach Is Great for Sun, Surf and...Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Many of us cannot wait for Mother Nature and journey to one of a plethora of pleasant places famous for their warmth. Amongst the most popular destinations, including Florida, California and the Caribbean, exist some of the most desirable beaches where millions congregate to take in the joys of sun, sea, sand, and unfortunately germs.

To Scan or Not to Scan?

Isla Traquair | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Living
Isla Traquair

My mother's aneurysm was a shot across my bow. There's a chance I could develop a pocket of blood in my brain and I had just agreed to an MRI. Did I want to know if there was a ticking time bomb inside of me?

The Health Risks Of Being Left-Handed

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living

Left-handers have been the subject of curiosity, stigma and even fear over the centuries. Researchers now, however, are recognizing the scientific imp...

Organ Transplant Recipients Face Higher Cancer Risk

CBC | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Living

People who've received a kidney, liver, lung or heart transplant may have double the risk of developing cancer compared with the general population, b...

Green Jobs Are Not a Hoax

Keith Brooks | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Keith Brooks

For decades, people have argued that we must choose between good work and a clean environment. But that argument just doesn't hold up anymore. We need a functioning economy with good jobs, and a clean environment, which is what is meant by the term green economy.