People working in caring professions are not superhuman.
Many women are released from prison with untreated mental and physical health problems, and no access to a doctor. In pain, they seek solace in illicit drugs. Pictured here, women mourn those who have died of drug overdose in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C.
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A staggering 70 per cent of female inmates are back in prison within two years of their release. Basic health and dental care could help change this, according to new research.
We’re living longer than ever. But how many of those years will we be healthy?
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How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
People in Canada and around the world are living longer thanks to public health and modern medicine. It’s time to treat aging as an asset, not a process of decline.
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
We all have to die of something, so why can’t I die by delicious donuts?
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
It’s not easy.
The Labour Party's promises are a start – but we need to go further. It's a public health crisis.
Being a member of a community choir has similar health and social benefits as being part of a football team.
Simply having warmer homes can help prevent avoidable deaths this winter.
‘You’re not allowed one without the other.’
Electronic devices are making us sedentary – it's time for a fix.
There are real consequences to ignoring children’s pain in hospital. These include increased sensitivity to pain, abnormal social behaviours when older and higher levels of anxiety before a future procedure.
From broken limbs to blood tests, hospital visits can cause unnecessary pain for children. An emergency care pediatrician offers seven easy strategies for parents to lessen this pain.
Beijing residents with a variety of approaches to urban air pollution.
In recent years the number of motor vehicles – and the pollution they generate – has grown astronomically, leading some citydwellers to wear facemasks in the hopes of protecting themselves. So do they work?
The French “carte vitale” guarantees citizens and residents access to care, even in case of severe illness.
The French health care system is rated as one of the best in the world, but it’s a shield that’s under increasing stress.
Wealthy and healthy.
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.
More bad news.
Language can change the way we think – and not always for the best.
Canadians are overwhelmingly opposed to insurance companies having access to their genetic test results. A new Canadian law prevents insurers from using genetic information to determine coverage or pricing.
Canadian insurance companies argue that a new law denying them access to genetic test results will raise the cost of insurance for everyone. That's doubtful.
Is that needle really necessary, doctor? A new list of recommendations by Canadian resident physicians suggests it might not be.
A recent study found that 30 per cent of Canadian health care is unnecessary. Here are five recommendations to avoid pointless health care -- for doctors and patients.
General anesthetics affect cellular proteins to knock us out. Some do so better than others, especially the noble gas Xenon.
How do anesthetics work, and what makes for an ideal anesthetic? It's not as mysterious as once believed, and there's a gas that ticks all the boxes for a perfect anesthetic: xenon.
Grandmother and child walking in the park.
Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
It's something that affects all women – but few companies have menopause-specific health and well-being policies.
Children fly their kites on a demolished neighboyrhood in Jakarta. Studies show inequality and injustice are highly toxic to our health and wellbeing.
Inequality is bad for all Indonesians, including the middle and upper classes, because it causes more violence, more people with mental illness and less chance for us to better our lives.