Health

What Google searches reveal about the human psyche

more stories from this episode Studies have shown that scrolling through Facebook or Instagram can leave people feeling depressed and lonely.  But former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz says that you shouldn’t let social media make you feel bad about your life. He spent five years sifting through Google search data for his PhD in economics. He tells The Current‘s Anna ...

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Belgium fights for its famous fries after EU deems them unsafe

Tuesday June 20, 2017 more stories from this episode Belgium’s government says a new proposal by the European Union could spell disaster for the country’s world-famous fries.  “We adore our fries the way we make them, so just let us do so for the next 100 years, because the last hundred years it wasn’t a problem, so why should it ...

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Yoga as good for low back pain as physiotherapy: study

Chronic lower back pain is equally likely to improve with yoga classes as with physical therapy, according to a new study.  The research, published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that 12 weeks of yoga lessened pain and improved function in people with low  back pain (LBP) as much as physical therapy sessions over the same period.  ‘Both yoga and ...

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Indigenous people need resources 24/7 to cut suicide rates, committee recommends

Canada’s Indigenous people need resources round the clock, and culturally appropriate programs and services that are community led and controlled as part of a suicide prevention plan to reverse “decades of unjust policies,” a parliamentary committee says.  These are among 28 recommendations in a report released Monday by the House of Commons standing committee on Indigenous and northern affairs, which had been collecting research ...

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1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer: Cancer Society

Almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and one in four Canadianswill die from the disease, a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society predicts. ‘Currently, every year we’re seeing an increase in the number of cancer cases in Canada.’ – Dr. Leah Smith, Canadian Cancer Society In 2017, an estimated 206,200 Canadians will ...

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CanadaDrugs.com still has Manitoba pharmacy licence

The online pharmacy at the centre of an extradition case to the United States is still licensed to operate in the province by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, which says it’s watching the court proceedings “carefully.” Six Canadian men arrested under the Extradition Act and released on bail last week are awaiting extradition hearing dates, which have not yet been set. ...

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‘Killing our youth’: Natuashish leaders call for crackdown on bootlegging

A community leader in the remote First Nation reserve of Natuashish, N.L., says it’s time to get tough on bootleggers and drug dealers to eradicate substance abuse in a community that has seen two suicides this spring, along with reports of free-flowing booze and gas sniffing. “We need to put them out, kick them out of the community, so they don’t keep bringing in the ...

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‘Our new normal’: Hard-hit Ohio community fears opioid overdoses will be perpetual crisis

The numbers are crushing: an estimated 4,149 people in Ohio died from unintentional drug overdoses last year — up 36 per cent over 2015. Consider that fewer people live in Ohio than Canada’s largest province of Ontario, yet its number of fatal overdoses is nearly double that of our country’s already-staggering 2,458 fatalities in 2016. Ohio has been one of ...

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Health Canada warns of shortage of drug used in critical care, chemo, other conditions

A recall of a “life-saving” drug used to treat critically ill patients has prompted some Canadian hospitals to begin rationing it for only the most serious cases. Sodium bicarbonate is used to combat buildup of acid in the blood, in open heart surgery, as an antidote to certain poisons, in cases of organ failure and in some types of cancer ...

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Canadian businessmen arrested in extradition request in U.S. internet pharmacy investigation

Six Canadian men have been arrested under the Extradition Act in connection with an international internet drug investigation involving the distribution of counterfeit cancer drugs. Kristjan Thorkelson, Thomas Haughton, Ronald Sigurdson, Darren Chalus, Troy Nakamura and James Trueman are wanted for prosecution in the United States. Arrests under the Extradition Act took place in Manitoba and British Columbia on June ...

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