Canadian food prices have soared over the past year. Higher food costs can affect nutrition decisions and ultimately health.
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Rapid increases in food prices due to inflation mean many Canadians may be making different food choices. Here are the possible short- and long-term effects of that, and some ways to save money.
Two men work their maize crop in Uganda’s Kapchorwa district.
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The government intervening to ensure food safety will increase awareness among producers and consumers.
How does COVID-19 progress after you test positive?
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With a COVID-19 outbreak in the White House, people are watching the health of President Trump and many others. A doctor explains the possible course for this unpredictable disease.
The watchdog has voiced concerns over the proposed US$2.1 billion merger, from which both users and Australian health services could lose out.
Drop, suspend, downgrade or keep? Many people are feeling the pinch and wondering if private heath insurance is worth keeping during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what to consider.
Some boomers are on multiple medications. Combinations of those drugs could have serious side effects.
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As the boomers age, many will have medication issues. That can be compounded by the number of drugs they take, both prescription and over-the-counter.
If family members are in a nursing home, it’s difficult to know if they’re getting the care they need. Here are some ways to find out.
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If you’ve read the headlines about poor standards in Australia’s nursing homes, it’s only natural to be concerned about your own family or friends in residential aged care.
The level of knowledge around concussions among parents and school personnel is not as high as it should be.
Many educators receive little or no training in how to spot brain injuries resulting from a concussion. There are ways to improve collaboration.
Most Canadians eat at least double the daily adequate intake of sodium. And, shockingly, 93 per cent of children aged four to eight exceed Health Canada’s Tolerable Upper Intake Level.
Most men, women and children in Canada exceed the tolerable upper limits of salt for their bodies. Consumers need to understand how much salt is too much – to avoid hypertension and heart disease.
In a supermarket candy and cookie aisle. October 31, France adopted the NutriScore, a labelling system designed to inform consumers about the nutritional value of food choices.
France recently adopted NutriScore, a series of simple colour codes that will allow consumers to easily identify the healthiest foods. But some of the biggest food conglomerates are fighting back.
The most common reason for choosing private hospitals is shorter waits for elective surgery.
Around a quarter of people with private health insurance still choose to use the public system. Why?
Run the burn under cool water for 20 to 25 minutes.
Burns are one of the most common injuries, affecting as many as 200,000 Australians each year.
Consumers face significant out-of-pocket costs when using their insurance.
The private health insurance is complicated and difficult to navigate. Here’s what we need to do to better protect consumers.
Dental care is the most-used private health insurance ancillary service.
All Australian residents have access to Medicare, so why do half the population also decide to take out private health insurance?