Cannabis use doubled heart attack risk in young adults, study shows

As Canadians smoked more weed out of boredom and stress during COVID-19 lockdowns, a new study shows that young cannabis users were twice more likely to suffer a heart attack. … Read More

COVID-19 widened disparities for Canada’s ethnocultural communities: study

The COVID-19 pandemic amplified existing inequities for Canada’s ethnocultural communities, a new study shows, with community members calling for a more inclusive approach to bridge the gaps. The research published … Read More

Canada could see resurgence of potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus this summer: report

Canada should anticipate a resurgence of a potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus as COVID-19 physical distancing measures are relaxed, according to a new report. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is very … Read More

Mental health visits for new moms rose 30% during COVID-19 pandemic, study shows

Toronto mom Heather Eldebs knew something was off soon after she gave birth to her son Joey five-and-a-half years ago. “I lost my appetite and I was not sleeping and … Read More

Canada’s Indigenous communities at greater risk post-surgery, study shows

Canada’s Indigenous communities are at a greater risk of death and health complications after undergoing surgery compared to other populations, according to a new study highlighting disparities in the country’s … Read More

Asthma, cancer did not increase risk of testing COVID-19 positive, study shows

Cancer patients are at a higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19, but surprisingly had a lower chance of testing positive for the respiratory disease during Canada’s first wave. … Read More

Some blood pressure pills could increase skin cancer risk in older adults: study

Some common pills used to treat high blood pressure may cause an increased risk of skin cancers in people aged 66 and above, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed … Read More

COVID-19 cases rose as Canadians spent more time outside their homes: study

COVID-19 cases rose as Canadians spent more time outside their homes over the past year, but warmer weather saw lower growth rates of infections, according to a new study that … Read More

‘Unpredictable pathogen’: New coronavirus study highlights severity of illness

While some people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus complain of symptoms like a loss of smell or taste, COVID-19 can cause a wide range of health complications far more serious … Read More

No dating, no sharing utensils: Coronavirus brings new rules to parenting

Like most parents, Paula Schuck is facing a whole new set of challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. Besides the added stress of caring for a special needs child, the … Read More

Study suggests Ontario could avoid hundreds of hepatitis B infections with newborn vaccine

A new study is urging blanket hepatitis B vaccinations for Ontario newborns and better screening for pregnant women who may unknowingly spread the virus. Children in Ontario and several other … Read More