Health

  • Immigrant children’s health declines rapidly after arrival in Canada By: Hassan Vatanparast, University of Saskatchewan and Ginny Lane, University of Saskatchewan A healthy, happy future, free from poverty: This is the aspiration of many new immigrants and refugees to Canada and the United States. Leaving harsh conditions and food scarcity behind, they embrace the safety and relative affluence that North ...
  • Canada’s Food Guide stresses plant-based eating As a newcomer, shopping for and cooking food in Canada can be a little confusing as there may be many new choices that are unfamiliar to you. It’s also easy to get trapped into unhealthy choices, as there are many convenience and pre-packaged foods and drinks available. Confused? The new ...
  • P.E.I. Western Hospital Ward Fully Staffed By Remote Doctors Amid Shortage Of Physicians Once faced with the threat of closure, a rural hospital in P.E.I is now thriving despite not having any doctors working within its walls. Patients on the acute care ward at Western Hospital in Alberton are the first in Canada to receive care exclusively from doctors appearing via television screen. ...
  • Trouble sleeping? Here are 11 sleep strategies Newcomers may have trouble sleeping due to emotional distress. Statistics Canada’s Canadian Health Measures Survey suggests that 43 per cent of men and 55 per cent of women in the 18 to 64 age group reported trouble going to sleep or staying asleep. And it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that immigrants ...
  • Health Canada Bans Partially Hydrogenated Oil, The Main Source Of Trans Fats Health Canada is taking the final steps toward a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in Canadian diets. The department says it is banning partially hydrogenated oils or PHOs, which are the main source of industrially produced trans fats in all food sold in the country, including those ...