Diets

Diets Designed To Boost Brain Health

Diets designed to boost brain health, targeted largely at older adults, are a new, noteworthy development in the field of nutrition. The latest version is the Canadian Brain Health Food Guide, created by scientists in...
Health Workers Test And Spray For Mosquitos As Texas Prepares For Zika Virus

Women And The Zika Virus: Smart Questions And A Few Solid Answers

The Zika virus caused birth defects in about 10 percent of the 250 pregnant women confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have contracted the virus, according to figures published April...
opioids

In Pain? Many Doctors Say Opioids Are Not The Answer

Those of you who have experienced pain, especially gnawing, chronic pain, know that it affects your happiness, outlook and ability to function. In the past couple of years, the treatment of chronic pain has...
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Why Smoking Is Still So Widespread

Few countries have introduced genuinely strict measures to curb smoking. Just one has the full package MORE than 50 years after it became clear that smoking kills, the habit remains the leading preventable cause of...
Boomerang Seniors

Boomerang Seniors: Aging Adults Move To Be Near Mom Or Dad

Like many peers in their 70s, Lois and Richard Jones of Media, Pa., sold their home and downsized, opting for an apartment in a nearby senior living community they had come to know well. For...

This World Autism Awareness Day Mumbai Will Turn Blue

Autism is one of the fastest-growing neuro-developmental disorders in the world, affecting the behaviours and development of children. One in 68 children have autism spectrum disorder, and according to Autism Speaks, a US-based advocacy...
Depression

Let’s Talk About Depression

It’s World Health Day on April 7, and this year’s theme is “Depression: Let’s talk”. The day marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation, and every year the focus is...
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Workers Who Give Care To The Homebound Often Can’t Afford To Get Their Own

For more than two decades, Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., had not had regular contact with a doctor — no annual physicals and limited sick visits. She also needed new...
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Women With Coverage For IVF More Likely To Have Procedure Again, Give Birth

Women whose health insurance covered in-vitro fertilization (IVF) were more likely to repeat the procedure if necessary, boosting their likelihood of having a baby, compared with women who had to pay out-of-pocket for the pricey...
World Autism Awareness Day April 2

Events Lined Up For World Autism Awareness Day

We Can, a resource centre for children with autism spectrum disorder, is organising a number of events in the run-up to World Autism Awareness Day, which falls on April 2, a note from the...