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Posted by : | Posted on: November 18, 2017

Avid cyclist Rising high to raise money for pancreatic cancer

The donor: Travis Streb

The present: Raising $10,000 and scaling

The cause: BC Cancer Foundation

Travis Streb is an avid cyclist and for many years he’s been raising money for research into pancreatic cancer along with his teammates in Glotman Simpson Cycling. But last year Mr. Streb wanted to try out a different sort of fundraising. read more

Posted by : | Posted on: November 17, 2017

Novel children’s fitness program aims to become template to Be Used across North America

Shouts and laughter fill a large fitness center in the Vancouver suburbs as some 50 children in Grades 5 to 7 are put through their paces, from swings of a baseball bat to wobbling while standing on one leg on foam squares. Before and after the swirls of action, there are discussions about the worth of sleep and a discussion of enthusiasm and purpose in one’snbsp;life. read more

Posted by : | Posted on: November 9, 2017

Within the fight to Tag Salty, Fatty and Salty foods in Canada

The group was becoming restless. It was nearing the conclusion of an all-day meeting and, despite hours round the table, they were atnbsp;loggerheads.

The goal of this September Health Canada meeting was for government, health groups and the food industry to sit down together and narrow down a list of possible layouts for labels that government will make compulsory for meals and drinks. Any packed food high in sugar, salt or saturated fat is going to need to be tagged asnbsp;such. read more

Posted by : | Posted on: November 6, 2017

How severe will this flu season be? A look at the key factors experts are monitoring

It’s that time of year again when clinics and pharmacies offer flu shots, hospitals get ready for a surge of sick patients, and caregivers of young children and the elderly brace themselves for a winter of coughs, fevers and sniffles. read more

Posted by : | Posted on: November 4, 2017

A Search to get men to the kitchen

This is the fourth story in a four-part show on men’s health. Other stories in the series are linked to nutrition, low-intensity actions and high-intensitynbsp;actions.

Having a thick Scottish accent and a hearty laugh, Toronto-based chef Peter Graben indicates that middle-aged guys do not know how to cook because their mothers never taught them while growingnbsp;up. read more

Posted by : | Posted on: October 31, 2017

Protein for guys — just how much of a good thing is too much?

This is the first story in a four-part show on men’s health. Besides nutrition, other stories in the show will be associated with low-intensity and high-intensitynbsp;actions.

It is the fuel that drives Jeff Warden’s day — an early-morning beverage packed with egg whites, grapefruit juice, frozen fruit and fresh banana, all laced with whey proteinnbsp;powder. read more

Posted by : | Posted on: October 30, 2017

E-cigarette users more likely to smoke tobacco, Research suggests

As the federal government moves toward regulating vaping goods in Canada, public-health specialists throughout the nation have been divided over the possible benefits and harms of e-cigarettes. A specific point of contention is whether e-cigarettes encourage young people to take up smoking. read more

Posted by : | Posted on: October 27, 2017

In new book, astronaut Scott Kelly describes the Psychological, physical demands of space travel

During his 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station, Scott Kelly breathed carbon dioxide around ten times the amounts on Earth. He lived three spacewalks and also did a television interview partway through emergency procedures to prevent a defunct satellite hurtling toward him at 28,000 kilometres annbsp;hour. read more

Posted by : | Posted on: October 24, 2017

Major research collaboration finds new genetic markers for breast-cancer risk

An international project involving Canadian scientists has identified dozens of new genetic markers linked to the risk of breast cancer, a discovery that researchers believe will allow them to more precisely identify who is most at risk. read more

Posted by : | Posted on: October 19, 2017

Soft drinks, hard Choices: What Canada is doing amid the International sugar-tax debate

When George Osborne stood up in the British House of Commons last year also declared that his Conservative government was introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, he did so against all politicalnbsp;guidance. read more