Meditation as medication: Youth can benefit from ancient methods of mindfulness, say experts
Mindfulness and meditation are being used at home and in school settings for the benefit of the children.
Vaccinated older adults hopeful that end in sight for social isolation
As the Canadian vaccination efforts deliver doses to seniors, many are looking forward to socialization after a year of isolation.
Severe sandstorm creates crisis for residents in northern China
BEIJING — A severe sandstorm hit 12 provinces in northern China in March blanketing Beijing and creating health risks and other concerns for millions of Chinese residents. The wind raged for two days and for many hours the sun was hidden by a gloomy, yellow-brown sky. As tall willow trees…
Vancouver care package initiative aims to bring joy to every season
A new initiative called Season’s Greetings provides gift boxes to people living in poverty in Metro Vancouver.
Ontario’s frontline health-care workers seek support amid epidemic of anxiety, burnout
Frontline health-care workers in Ontario say they feel abandoned by government as they struggle with increased stress and workloads during the pandemic
These tired eyes: Pandemic seems to be sparking an epidemic of weakened vision
The pandemic is forcing people indoors and onto computer screens which in turn is leading to vision problems associated with ‘computer vision syndrome.’
Ottawa gets a women and gender equity strategy — now what?
More than two years in the making, the City of Ottawa’s women and gender equity strategy has passed. Now many are wondering what’s next?
Going off script: New book questions what it means to be a modern man
Experts have said this book has the potential to bring more men to the table to talk about harmful conceptions of masculinity — ideals that cause “toxic masculinity” and often result in violence, harassment and the subjugation of women.
Time for a rethink: Springing forward has health effects on Canadians, experts say
Every time we “spring forward” or “fall back” and reset our clocks, how much does losing or gaining an hour of sleep really affect us?