Governments in countries such as Mexico and the United Kingdom have responded to the over-consumption of refined sugar with a “sugar tax;” Canada lags behind.
Too much refined sugar in your diet is not just a risk factor for obesity and diabetes, it also increases your chances of heart disease.
A team of researchers in northern Australia have documented kites and falcons, “firehawks,” intentionally carrying burning sticks to spread fire: It is just one example of western science catching up to Indigenous Traditional Knowledge.
A double standard exists concerning the acceptance of Traditional Knowledge by practitioners of Western science.
Women are referred less than men for in-hospital treatments such as angioplasty, performed here at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 2017.
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women globally. And yet women's symptoms and risk factors are less well recognized, and they receive less in-hospital care, than men.
The presence of sidewalks, green space, healthy food outlets, and trustworthy neighbours can all play a part in minimizing your risks of heart disease.
As 'Heart Month' kicks off across North America, a cardiovascular researcher explains how the neighbourhood you live in can affect your risks of heart disease.
Do not be derailed by news reports that exercise is bad for the heart. Taking more exercise is a New Year’s resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
After centuries of decline and depolulation, the Highlands have thrived under the EU. Now Brexit threatens to turn back the clock.
Comb Ridge near Bluff Utah.
The Trump administration recently reduced the size of Bears Ears in Utah, opening millions of acres to mining and other uses. This threatens Indigenous heritage and can be seen as a form of violence.
Incentives are one way to get more people to buy electric cars.
Despite the hype around electric vehicles, sales in most nations, including Canada, remain stagnant. Policy support in California and Norway have helped boost sales.
À Fort McMurray (Canada), le site de la compagnie pétrolière Syncrude.
En signant l’Accord de Paris, les États se sont engagés à réduire leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Les voies pour y parvenir sont multiples.
Individuals wearing virtual reality headsets often look isolated. But research shows they can experience profound emotions such as awe, which enhance their feelings of social connection and wellbeing.
Research shows that virtual reality experiences can help social disconnection and improve wellness - by inspiring awe.
Model Adriana Lima walks the stage in “Nomadic Adventure” lingerie “inspired by indigenous African cultures,” at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai on Nov. 20.
At Victoria's Secret recent fashion show on Nov. 20, models strutted down the runway wearing Native-inspired regalia. There is no excuse for this socially irresponsible behaviour.
Two young Brazilian men at a carnival street party in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro wearing traditional Indigenous feathers.
Taking a practical and pragmatic approach by posing a series of questions to consider, this summary of the IPinCH guide unpacks important questions about cultural appropriation.
Why has B.C. become home to Canada’s most vibrant news ecosystem? Credit the wellspring of creativity here — the province’s beauty and potential has long attracted change-makers.
A good news story about the news? It's true. In British Columbia, a digital news ecology is flowering through ‘coopetition’ – as Media Democracy Day will soon showcase.
An intricate crop circle spans a diameter of more than 45 metres in a barley field close to Barbury Castle near Wroughton, England, about 130 kilometres west of London, in 2008. The circle is noteworthy for its complexity, representing the first 10 digits of the mathematical constant pi, or 3.141592654.
Crop circles are global phenomena gaining attention as paranormal culture becomes mainstream, along with a hybrid approach that emulates scientific investigation.
Research calls for global regulation of dental tourism - to prevent poor working conditions for local populations serving a wealth North American elite.
Thousands of North Americans travel to Mexico to eat, drink, shop and get cheap and fast dental care. Meanwhile, local populations suffer racism, poor working conditions and inadequate health care.
New NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh celebrates with supporters after winning on the first ballot at the party’s leadership convention Oct. 1.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Jagmeet Singh is the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Singh brings an unprecedented diversity to the role of being the leader of a major Canadian political party.
English language minority students can struggle to express themselves authentically in online courses if they are new to the conventions of Western discourse and written academic style.
The discourse and structure of online learning can exclude English language minority students. Techniques such as video chats, "safe houses" and content-focused grading can support their success.
Sea ice trapped atmospheric carbon dioxide in the last ice age.
The last ice age locked atmospheric carbon dioxide into oceans, which has major implications for how the oceans and carbon dioxide may be linked in the future.
Private medical schools in the Caribbean promise low fees and tropical beach locations, amongst other benefits.
Competition for spaces is driving Canadian undergraduates to medical school in the tropics. And there are risks - for student career prospects and Caribbean health systems.
Many people are crowdfunding to be able to meet the high costs of health care.
Many Americans unable to afford health expenses are raising funds through medical crowdfunding. What are the risks?