Category: Health

  • Outdoor vending machines with harm-reduction supplies coming to Island hospitals

    Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Health Vending machines will be installed outside the ERs of Victoria General Hospital, North Island Hospital in Campbell River, and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Published Oct 19, 2023  •  Last updated 21 minutes ago  •  4 minute read Care and Connection kiosks will be installed at three hospital emergency rooms…

  • It turns out we have a second brain — and it's our gut

    Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health The Gut-Brain Axis is the hottest area of science as researchers find evidence bacteria in the gut helps the brain think and grow Published Oct 18, 2023  •  Last updated 10 hours ago  •  18 minute read Article content It wasn’t the most newsworthy event of February 2020. But when 50…

  • Fitness: Use exercise to fight back against cancer

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Health Diet & Fitness The benefits of exercising after a cancer diagnosis are big, even if the frequency and intensity of workouts aren’t what they were prior to diagnosis. Published Oct 15, 2023  •  Last updated 3 days ago  •  4 minute read Besides cardiovascular workouts, exercise like tai chi, yoga and Pilates…

  • What do you do if your friend says they don’t like children?

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Parenting Family & Child You aren’t expected to explain why you share your home with a miniature version of yourself. They don’t have to defend their decision not to. Author of the article: Hayley Juhl  •  Montreal Gazette Published Oct 15, 2023  •  Last updated 1 day ago  •  2 minute read A…

  • Want to live to a healthy 100? Longevity doctor has advice

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Life Health Thanks to modern medicine, you have a decent chance of doing so. Author of the article: Washington Post Andrea Atkins, The Washington Post Published Oct 13, 2023  •  4 minute read It’s possible to reach your 100th birthday by living a healthy lifestyle. Photo by Lucky Business / iStock /Getty…

  • Mary Lou Retton has pneumonia. Here's what to know about the illness

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Life Health Pneumonia is inflammation caused by an infection in one or both lungs Author of the article: Washington Post Teddy Amenabar and Kelyn Soong Published Oct 13, 2023  •  Last updated 4 days ago  •  4 minute read Mary Lou Retton. Photo by Instagram /Bang Showbiz Article content News that the former…

  • B.C. seeing 'significant' usage of latest COVID-19 vaccine, Dix says

    Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Local Health Health About 50,000 people got the updated COVID-19 shot over the first two days of the campaign, which started Oct. 10 Published Oct 13, 2023  •  Last updated 4 days ago  •  2 minute read Over 1.1 million invitations have been sent out to British Columbians to get…

  • Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, umami and — ammonium? Scientists discover potential sixth basic taste

    Breadcrumb Trail Links News Life Health Food Neuroscientists have discovered that ammonium chloride — the key ingredient in Scandinavian salty licorice — may qualify as the sixth basic taste Get the latest from Laura Brehaut straight to your inbox Sign Up Published Oct 13, 2023  •  Last updated 5 days ago  •  3 minute read Scientists…

  • Vaughn Palmer: Could rules be easing for foreign health-care workers?

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Opinion News Local News Local Health Health Columnists Opinion: Politicians offer hope of changes to our byzantine system. Let’s hope it actually happens Get the latest from Vaughn Palmer straight to your inbox Sign Up Published Oct 12, 2023  •  4 minute read B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. Photo by Jason…

  • B.C.'s vaccine program against flu and COVID-19 begins today

    Article content B.C. launches its immunization campaign today for respiratory virus season, with flu and COVID-19 shots gradually becoming available simultaneously at hundreds of pharmacies across the province. The immunization plan was announced late last month when the provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry,  announced the reintroducion if mask mandates in health-care settings, as respiratory…