Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week aims to reduce falls among seniors...

WITH slippery weather on the way, seniors are at higher risk of falling, which can lead to serious injury—even death. The BC Injury Research and Prevention...

HEALTH: 30-minute exercise 5 days a week will reduce risk of...

New Delhi (PTI): Thirty minutes of exercise five days a week can significantly reduce your risk of dying early and of developing heart disease,...

Light improves brain circuits damaged by stroke

A University of Victoria neuroscientist and his team have discovered that stimulating brain circuits with light can improve recovery from a stroke. A major challenge...

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to get cancer: new report

NEARLY 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to a new report – Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017...

June is Stroke Month: Learn the signs of stroke and act...

THERE are an estimated 62,000 strokes in Canada each year – that’s one stroke every nine minutes. Stroke is the third leading cause of...

University of Victoria holds workshop for volunteers of self-management programs to...

  DR. Patrick McGowan, Director of Self Management Programs and Professor, Centre on Aging, University of Victoria, arranged a special workshop at the university on May...

New mindfulness app mobilizes mental health and wellness for youth

THE simple act of taking a few deep breaths between classes, before the big game or while studying for a final exam can reduce...

Immigrant seniors experience worse health than non-immigrant seniors in Greater Toronto...

  A new study by Wellesley Institute says that there are significant differences in self-reported health and mental health for immigrant, racialized and non-English mother tongue...

Cannabis legislation must protect mental health of young Canadians: Canadian Psychiatric...

  PROTECTING the mental health of Canadians, and young Canadians in particular, should be a key component of the federal government’s Cannabis Act, says the...

Canadians have more than 1 million potentially unnecessary medical tests and...

LOOKING at selected medical tests, treatments and procedures in Canada, a new report finds that up to 30% of them are potentially unnecessary. Unnecessary...
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