Why Germs Are Better Environmentalists Than You

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

While we only recycle a quarter of our human-made waste, germs recycle almost everything cellular. This week, a group of researchers from different corners of the globe discovered that bacteria can even recycle genetic material (DNA), making them the ultimate environmental champions.

Ladies, This Is Why You Need A Pap Test

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living

It may sound obvious, but if you notice anything abnormal in and around your vagina, health experts recommend getting it checked out right away. But s...

Catholic School Trustee Says HPV Vaccine Advocates "Harassing" Him

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

The chair of an Alberta Catholic school board is putting his foot down to calls for HPV immunizations in his schools, asking an advocacy group to stop...

Helping the Fight Against Cancer, One Outspoken Celeb at a Time

Samara Perez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Samara Perez

What Angelina Jolie and Michael Douglas have in common is that both are using their celebrity status to bring attention to the very realistic threat of cancer. For now, we must rely on celebrities to get the public's attention about important health threats. Both celebrities have provoked discussion, but where do we go from here?

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

HPV Vaccine Program May Include Boys

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta is looking at including boys in a free school vaccination program that protects girls from a virus that causes cervical and other t...

Study Finds HPV Vaccine Could Be Given In 2 Doses

CP | Helen Branswell | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A new Canadian study offers some hope that two doses of HPV vaccines may work as well as the current regimen of three.If that's true, it wil...

Even For Unvaccinated, HPV Shot Offers Protection

CBC | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Living

The human papillomavirus is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, but a new U.S. study shows the HPV vaccine appears to be protectin...

What About The Boys?

CBC | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Living

Boys should have access to free HPV immunization, currently only available for girls, in order to protect more people against cancer, a g...

For The Boys: HPV Vaccine Now Recommended For Males As Well

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A federally appointed panel of experts has endorsed use of HPV vaccine in males in Canada, potentially opening the door to wider use of the ...

Panel Backs Pap For Cervical Cancer Screening; Says HPV Tests Need More Study

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada

There's more news on cancer screening tests — this time for women.Scientists advising the U.S. government say a Pap test is a good way to screen you...

Julyna: The New Movember

The Huffington Post Canada | Scaachi Koul | Posted 08.20.2011 | Canada

Every November, men across the country take part in Movember, a fundraiser where men grow their facial hair for the month as walking billboards for pr...