New study finds food insecurity is negatively linked to learning outcomes in reading, English, maths, and local language vocabulary.
Syrian refugee family Mohammad Al Mnajer and wife Fouzia Al Hashish sit with their three daughters Judy, second left, Jaidaa, far right, and Baylasan as they eat their after school snack at their home in Mississauga, Ont., in December 2018.
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Research shows that many immigrants are healthier than Canadians when they arrive in the country. The longer they stay, the more their health declines.
Beninese women attend a “voodoo” festival.
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman's independence.
There are about 600 Mountain gorillas left in the Virunga Volcanoes.
In Rwanda gorillas have been leaving protected areas to raid sodium rich crops.
Nuts are a healthy part of any diet, but can they really make you smarter?
Canada is ranked 37th of the 41 most wealthy nations in regards to child well-being and access to healthy food, according to UNICEF.
A well-planned national school food progam in Canada could be a huge boost to children's health outcomes, long-term healthcare spending and local agriculture and economies.
Some of the advice on eggs should be taken with a pinch of salt.
A woman uses a lancet on her finger to check her blood sugar level with a glucose meter.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe is now offering a new 'polygenic risk score' that reveals your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Does it work? Are our family physicians ready?
Shrimp cocktail: Tasty to some, potentially deadly for others.
Alongside with milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soybeans and fish, shellfish are one of the eight allergens that account for 90% of food-related allergic reactions. What if a vaccine could exist?
Teff sorting in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia's teff plant is gluten-free and demand is growing. The country needs to upgrade its harvesting to reap the rewards.
Four out of five experts say a vegetarian diet is healthier.
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Not eating animals might make you feel more virtuous, but is it good for your health?
Could we eat our way to better mental health?
Eating a healthy diet fuels our brain cells, fights inflammation and helps produce the chemicals that make us happy.
Medication and talking therapies are key to treating depression but eating a range of nutritious foods can also play a role in boosting our mood.
Various vegetables are on display at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal as the new Canada Food Guide was unveiled.
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Canada's Food Guide makes nutrition recommendations. But the revamped guide does much more. It directs us to consider the broader set of circumstances —the social determinants —of how we eat.
Don't lose the benefits of a more plant-based diet as you head into February.
Give it a miss.
'Eat breakfast like a king' is flawed advice, new study finds.
A new review suggests that meal-replacements diets can be a safe and effective way to lose weight.
The Soybean Free Air Concentration Enrichment (SoyFACE) research facility at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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Many researchers have studied the impact of carbon dioxide and heat on crop growth inside greenhouses. But what happens in the real world? One team has just done this and the results are surprising.
One in six healthy people report problems with bloating.
People who bloat don't produce more abdominal gas than others but they might have problems getting rid of it.
Prisoners picking oakum at Coldbath Fields Prison in London (circa 1864)
Most Victorian convicts left prison weighing the same as when they arrived. Some even gained weight.