COVID-19 pandemic forced 75% Canadians to delay major life goals, survey shows

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted people’s lives and shifted priorities, a majority of Canadians put major life decisions on hold over the past 15 months, a new survey published Wednesday … Read More

Iceland’s 4-day workweek deemed an ‘overwhelming success’ after trial

Less is more in Iceland, where a shortened workweek led to better outcomes for workers and employers alike, according to new study results. The trial involved trimming people’s work hours … Read More

The privilege of pandemic private jets. How wealthy Canadians travelled during COVID-19

For the past 15 months, Canadians have been advised to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada, but the definition of “essential” travel is open to interpretation and personal judgment. While … Read More

Hair salons are reopening. Did COVID-19 closures do more good than damage?

Toronto resident Jennifer Lake is looking forward to her first hair appointment in almost 10 months, as hair salons and other personal care services reopen across Ontario on Wednesday. Before … Read More

Hair salons are reopening in Canada. Did COVID-19 closures do more good than damage?

Toronto resident Jennifer Lake is looking forward to her first hair appointment in almost 10 months, as hair salons and other personal care services reopen across Ontario on Wednesday. Before … Read More

‘It broke my heart’: ER doctor aims to fight loneliness ‘epidemic’ amid COVID-19

During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto emergency room physician Jacques Lee was met with an elderly man who felt he was dying from loneliness. “He begged me … Read More

Here’s what we know about PFAS, the toxic chemical found in Canada and U.S. cosmetics

Calls are mounting for Canada and the United States to ban a toxic industrial chemical compound that can contaminate water systems for generations after a study revealed it was found … Read More

‘People are desperate to heal’: The push for psychedelic-assisted therapy in Canada

Laurie Brooks describes her experience taking psychedelic mushrooms as a journey — one that helped her find answers to some of her most important life questions. The 54-year-old mother of … Read More

COVID-19: New Brunswick border town residents ready for U.S. travel to return

A lifetime resident of St. Stephen, Minnie Wormell says the New Brunswick town and neighbouring Calais, Maine, are borderline co-dependent. “We’re like one town all together,” she says. She and … Read More

‘It’s going to take time’: Navigating post-pandemic anxiety

As provinces across Canada start to approach stages of reopening from COVID-19 restrictions, many Canadians have been experiencing anxiety about returning to normalcy. According to psychologist Maneet Bhatia, these feelings … Read More

Work-life balance: These 4 Canadian cities are ranked among top 20 globally

As COVID-19 burnout and fatigue take hold across the country, four Canadian cities are ranked in the top 20 globally for having the best work-life balance. Out of 50 cities … Read More

Nurses working during COVID-19 pandemic ‘beyond the point of burnout’

In February, the emotional toll from the COVID-19 pandemic began to weigh heavily on Michael Gaerlan, a registered nurse working in an intensive care unit in Edmonton, Alta. Speaking to … Read More

People with ADHD struggling with vaccine bookings, lack of structure during pandemic

Last year, when Lauren Parkes — a Toronto resident with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — was faced with COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, her symptoms were aggravated. She lost awareness … Read More

Talc poses health risk in forms like baby powder, bath bombs: Health Canada

While some forms of talc do not pose a health risk, other popular uses like in bubble baths, baby powder and bath bombs carry a risk of causing ovarian cancer, … Read More

Exercise during COVID-19: Why physical activity can protect from severe illness, death

With lockdown measures, stay-at-home orders, curfews and the closure of fitness facilities, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically restricted people’s movement. Physical activity and exercise have multiple known health benefits, from … Read More

‘There’s no rhyme or reason’: Nova Scotia struggles with mass killings, one year later

People in Nova Scotia are still searching for answers after the deadliest shooting spree in Canada’s modern history. A man, disguised as an RCMP officer, killed 13 people in the … Read More

COVID-19 placing a damper on traditional dating in New Brunswick

COVID-19 has put a damper on the traditional dating scene and meeting that special someone has been an increasing challenge for many singles, according to the Greater Moncton Singles Facebook … Read More

With health-care disparity rampant, trans people turn to each other for help

Wednesday marks International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), an annual event celebrating trans lives by raising awareness about the systemic problems affecting communities. There’s no shortage of problems in health … Read More

Should Canadians be worried about the AstraZeneca vaccine? Doctor weighs in

On Monday, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) announced it is now recommending AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine not be administered to people under the age of 55. According to infectious … Read More

‘Nightmares and flashbacks’: Experts say COVID-19 patients are experiencing PTSD

Last December, 23-year-old Hannah Lohnes began having recurring nightmares of contracting COVID-19 and passing it on to her family. It had been a month since the Surrey, B.C. resident was … Read More

Why is COVID-19 hitting more young people? Doctor answers your coronavirus questions

Canada is in the midst of finalizing a deal with the U.S. that could send 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine our way.  Infectious disease expert Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti … Read More

Will coronavirus variants lead to a third wave? Doctor answers top COVID-19 questions

Concerns about coronavirus variants are rising as vaccines continue to roll out across Canada. Infectious diseases physician Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti recently joined The Morning Show to discuss current COVID-19 news.  … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Is it time to shorten the 40-hour workweek?

Would you believe it if you heard Canadians used to work 10 hours a day … every day? In fact, the fight for an 8-hour workday began more than a … Read More

Sobeys says request to use personal information of COVID-19 vaccine recipients was a mistake

Along with following public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are also facing questionable demands on their personal information. The grocery giant Sobeys has been inviting people to register … Read More

Is it safe to wear face masks while exercising? Experts weigh in

As coronavirus cases stabilize across the country, some provinces are easing COVID-19 restrictions this week, allowing Canadians greater freedom to exercise. In Quebec, starting Monday, residents in five regions will … Read More

Coronavirus rules lifted in parts of Quebec as masks now required for elementary students in Montreal

Quebecers in many parts of the province will be able to dine out in restaurants and hit the gym starting Monday as COVID-19 measures are eased in five regions but … Read More

Sports cards collectors generating big profits amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has revived an old hobby that is turning out big profits for some people, according to a Riverview, N.B., sports card collector. “I have just never seen … Read More

Bee pollen to smoothie cubes: Easy ways to add nutrition to your diet

Eating healthy does not necessarily mean you need to overhaul your entire diet. Wellness expert Kyle Buchanan recently joined The Morning Show to explain how small changes, like adding nutritious … Read More

Will these new travel restrictions work? Doctor answers our COVID-19 questions

Last week, the Government of Canada announced new travel restrictions in the hope of limiting the spread of COVID-19. Mandatory airport testing will be implemented in Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver and … Read More

Should I see my doctor in person or just call? Navigating health in a pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some people have avoided in-person visits to their doctor and more clinics are offering Telehealth services. Dr. Parminder Singh, a managing director of clinical services … Read More

Do I need to wear two masks? Doctor answers our coronavirus questions

Ontario received good news on Tuesday as the province reported 1,740 cases of COVID-19, the lowest on a single day since mid-December. But the news of an outbreak in a … Read More

Should I be worried about mail after Canada Post outbreak? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the first reported case of COVID-19 in Canada and experts are wondering what 2021 holds when it comes to prevention measures and vaccines. For … Read More

Roy Green: We don’t deserve dogs, but we are blessed to have them

It is a relationship developed over millennia: that between dogs and humans. It’s a relationship cemented by wagging tails and wide smiles. A relationship defined by phrases like “dogs are … Read More

Fit parents are more likely to have fit children: Statistics Canada

Do fit kids have fit parents? Yes. That’s according to a study published by Statistics Canada on Wednesday that found a direct correlation between the fitness levels of Canadian children … Read More

‘Loneliness pandemic’: Work from home during COVID-19 takes mental toll on Canadians

Over the past one year, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed our lives and the way we work. Amid tightened restrictions and public health measures to curb the spread of … Read More

When can we expect the coronavirus vaccine? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

The administration of COVID-19 vaccinations is now underway in each province — but some of us are still left confused about the rollouts and restrictions. Infectious disease specialist Isaac Bogoch … Read More

‘Precarious work is a health hazard’: When staying home isn’t an option

Stay home. This has been one of the driving messages we’ve heard throughout the pandemic to combat the spread of COVID-19. Last week, the Ontario government’s stay-at-home order came into … Read More

‘We are not superhuman’: Health-care workers plead for more mental health support

Warning: This article may be triggering for some readers. Please read at your own discretion. The death of Dr. Karine Dion, an emergency physician from Granby, Que., devastated Canadians across … Read More

How to find a virtual therapist

As some provinces face lockdowns and tighter restrictions, many people are struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a November 2020 national survey led by researchers at … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Will Dry January really cleanse your body from alcohol’s effects?

It was a year unlike any other. As we said goodbye to 2020, many of us thought, ‘good riddance.’ In comes 2021, and a promise for change. For those who … Read More

Pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for Canada’s expectant mothers

Canada’s expectant mothers say they are juggling a wider range of challenges than ever in their pandemic pregnancies. “We wanted to have a baby, but at the same time, it’s … Read More

COVID-19 lockdown isn’t easy, but these small Newfoundland towns are pulling it off

On Sunday night, before the tiny town of Harbour Breton on Newfoundland’s south coast asked businesses to temporarily close following two confirmed cases of COVID-19, Mayor Georgina Ollerhead got a … 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

7-year-old gets visit from his hero, N.S. chief of health Robert Strang

A seven-year-old boy from Halifax received a visit by his hero — chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang. Strang visited Hughie Dauphinee on Wednesday night after hearing the … Read More

A COVID-19 vaccine will be ‘worth the wait’: Doctor answers coronavirus questions

New COVID-19 restrictions were announced by Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney and its health officials on Tuesday after the province added 1,549 new cases the day before. As cases continue to … Read More

For Canadians living abroad, a COVID-19 Christmas means difficult decisions

I first met Canadian Dave Mathews (not to be confused with U.S. rock star Dave Matthews) at a pub trivia night in London, earlier this year. He was sitting at … Read More

Are the holidays cancelled? Before you book that ticket, here’s what experts say

The holidays are fast approaching as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country, leaving many Canadians wondering if they should travel to visit friends and family or stay home. … Read More

Holiday travel amid surging coronavirus cases — is it safe in Canada?

The holidays are fast approaching as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country, leaving many Canadians wondering if they should travel to visit friends and family or stay home. … Read More

Businesses, cities look to give Canadians outdoor rec options during pandemic winter

At Fresh Air Experience in Ottawa, a sporting goods store that specializes in bikes in the summer and cross-country skis in winter, the demand for ski equipment doesn’t traditionally take … Read More

Mothers taking on ‘shocking’ number of hours caring for children during pandemic: study

A new study indicates some Canadian mothers have taken on the equivalent of nearly two full-time jobs providing child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from COVID19monitor.org, McMaster University … Read More

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