Health Canada says it will recommend ‘plain water’ over juice in the updated 2019 food guide in order to reduce sugar intake.
Many Canadians don’t have the time or the money to eat according to the Canada Food Guide’s nutrition standards. But what if all Canadian schools offered at least one nutritious meal every day? It’s an old idea with new urgency.
Health Canada has spent more than three years consulting with Canadians as it updates the brightly coloured food guide. Test versions reveal the famous four “food groups” are gone. So are the recommended number of daily servings. The Dairy Farmers of Canada have warned that the changes could hurt the dairy industry.
Lizzie Pook January 7, 2019 Share this article British Columbia’s remote Cariboo mountains are jam-packed with grizzly bears. Lizzie Pook checks into a new ‘glampsite’ which brings guests nose-to-nose with the creatures. As Gary points the bow of the boat downstream, the storm-streaked valley opens up around us, mist clinging to its every ripple and […]
Canada’s chief public health officer says the need to increase access to a “safer supply” of opioids is being reviewed with provinces and territories — a move encouraged by a number of public health experts.
‘We’re guinea pigs’: Canada’s oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients
Millions of Canadians rely on surgically implanted medical devices in order to function — to do everything from walk without pain to pump blood through their veins. But a new CBC investigation reveals some devices are approved with scant scientific evidence to show they are safe and effective.
Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital is marking the 50th anniversary of Canada’s first successful heart transplant. “We showed that it can be done,” remembered a doctor involved in the landmark surgery.
Justin Trudeau formally apologized for Canada’s 1939 refusal to accept a ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees
Neil Hall – Pool/Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology on Wednesday for the country’s refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees in 1939. The ship left Germany in 1939 fleeing Nazi persecution. After it was rejected entrance into Canada and other countries, the ship was […]
Canada’s chief public health officer says she’s worried about the rise in heavy drinking among Canadian women. In recent weeks, Dr. Theresa Tam has tried to sound the alarm on Canada’s substance abuse problem, making it the focus of her 2018 report on the state of public health in Canada.
Experts say making marijuana legal will help yield much needed insight into the drug’s health effects — both positive and negative.