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BILL GATES VISITS OTTAWA FOR MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CAUSE

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a visit to Ottawa to meet up with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, urging the world to keep the issue of maternal, newborn and child health as a development priority. Harper has championed the cause for years with the Bill … read more

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MARRIAGE VOW OF SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH OFTEN BROKEN WHEN THE WIFE BECOMES SERIOUSLY ILL: U.S. STUDY

In sickness and in health is a marriage vow that is often broken, especially when it’s the wife who becomes sick. A new study from the University of Michigan included analysis of 20 years of data on nearly 3000 marriages.  … read more

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RUNNING AND OTHER CARDIO ACTIVITIES GOOD FOR BRAIN HEALTH – STUDY

A new study concludes that running can provide numerous health benefits, including increased memory capacity and a decrease in the risk of developing dementia. Researchers found that people who run and do other cardio activities beginning as young adults, can … read more

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MAINTAINING SELF-ESTEEM COULD MEAN BETTER HEALTH

If we maintain our self confidence level as we age, we stand a good chance of fending off health issues associated with getting older. That’s according to a new study from Montreal`s Concordia University that examined how self-esteem changes as … read more

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TORONTO DOCTOR HAILED A HERO FOR DEFENDING CANADA’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AT A U.S. SUBCOMMITTEE

A Toronto hospital vice-president is being hailed as Canada’s newest hero after “giving as good as she got” while addressing a U.S. Senate subcommittee earlier this week. 38 year old Doctor Danielle Martin issued a vigorous defence of Canada’s publicly funded … read more

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TORONTO BRAIN HEALTH STUDY EXPANDS

A unique brain health study that focuses on aging hockey players is being expanded to include university hockey alumni. The study began in 2011 and has 30 NHL alumni enrolled. It’s led by the world-renowned Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest … read more

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NEW HEART HEALTH GUIDLINES COME UNDER FIRE

Experts who wrote new guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes are defending a formula that some doctors say overestimates risk for certain groups. American Heart Association experts say that any flaws in the formula are small and should not … read more

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FDA BANS TRANS FATS

It’s a move to improve heart-health as we age. The US Federal Drug Administration is forcing the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats. Trans fats are found in processed foods, including some microwave popcorns and frozen pizzas, … read more

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NEW ARTHRITIS SCREENING PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

  It the first and only program in Canada designed especially for women afflicted with Arthritis. The disease affects two out of three or 2.8 million Canadian women. Shoppers Drug Mart will conduct an arthritis screening program that makes a … read more

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BROCCOLI BRUSSEL SPROUTS CABBAGE – SLOW OSTEOARTHRITIS

  Very promising.  That’s the reaction of researchers studying how to slow the progress of osteoarthritis. Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found that sulfurafayne which is found in broccoli as well as Brussels sprouts and cabbage delays … read more

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