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Growing up in poverty weakens later health

Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
Smoked and other deli meats are common sources of the Listeria bacterium. In 2008, contaminated deli meat caused 57 cases of Listeriosis and led to the deaths of 24 people in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

How we can prevent more Listeria deaths

As the death count in South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak rises, Canadian researchers are isolating bacteria from the microbiome of exotic foods to try to develop a solution.
Every woman and her disease are different, and each will respond in her own way to different types of foods. from shutterstock.com

Can diet help symptoms of endometriosis?

There's some logic in eating and avoiding certain foods if you have endometriosis. And there are some studies that confirm this logic, but then others seem to refute it. And everyone is unique too.
Canada’s Andi Naude, who came into the Olympics ranked No. 2 in the world in women’s mogul skiing, reacts after failing to complete her final run at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How Olympians can deal with failure

Failure is something all athletes need to deal with, especially when competing on the world stage that is the Olympics. Learning self-compassion can help athletes rebound from setbacks.
Former governor general David Johnston invests Toronto scientist Janet Rossant as a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s unsung female heroes of life sciences

Canada's female scientists are superstars in their fields yet most Canadians have never heard of them. On International Day for Women in Science, it's time to give them the recognition they deserve.
Biological age calculators are a crude measurement but can be a wake-up call to improve our lifestyle. Lorene Farrugia

Your ‘biological age’ and how it impacts health

Four in five of us have a "biological" age older than our real age, which means we have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as “normal”.
While cervical screening has saved countless lives, we overscreen in Canada. Women don’t need to be screened until the age of 25 for cervical cancer. (Shutterstock)

The truth about cervical screening

Medical research suggests cervical cancer screening for women under the age of 25 has little impact. Women should therefore be screened at a later age, and less often.
Health Canada is proposing a new system to fast-track urgent drugs for children, the elderly and those with serious or life-threatening conditions. This would rely on decisions made by regulators in other jurisdictions. (Shutterstock)

Relying on foreign assessment of new drugs

Health Canada is proposing to allow some prescription drugs into the country with only 'cursory clinical review.' Here's why we should be worried.
A man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago in this 2014 photo. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

E-cigarettes need global regulations

The e-cigarette industry emerged as an alternative to traditional tobacco, but now it's dominated by Big Tobacco. That's why transnational regulations are needed for the industry.
Can three companies from outside the industry improve health care for their employees and lower costs? Reuters/Mike Blake

Amazon a disrupter of U.S. health-care system

Three business giants, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, announced plans to change health care delivery and insurance as we know it. Here's why that could be a major disruption.

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