The Journal Pioneer
ASK THE THERAPISTS: Embracing the return of the fall routine
ASK THE THERAPISTS: How do I come out as a pot smoker to my kids?
St. John’s couple facing down early-onset Alzheimer’s disease after wife diagnosed at age 48
ASK THE THERAPISTS: Balancing life with aging parents
ASK ELLIE: Did I make the right choice by walking away from an affair with a married man?
Newfoundland organ donor advocate aims to increase access to live donations
Fitness: Football can take years off player's life, study shows
Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Andrew Luck stunned the football community recently by announcing his retirement at age 29, citing a cascade of injuries that affected his career and quality of life. But those who track the health of football ...
Fitness: Outdoor gyms aren't just for bodybuilders anymore
Outdoor gyms aren’t new. California’s Muscle Beach, arguably the world’s most famous outdoor gym, was established in the 1930s and has a history of attracting bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. Today, ...
There's no point in going gluten-free unless you have celiac disease, study suggests
While one per cent of Canadians (350,000) have celiac disease — an immune response to eating gluten — and six per cent (2.1 million) gluten sensitivity, upwards of 20 per cent (more than 7 million) steer clear of the proteins as a ...
‘Fussy eater’ rendered blind by daily diet of french fries and potato chips
A British teen who took picky eating to the extreme, living on little more than a daily order of fries from his local fish and chip shop and Pringles, is now virtually blind, doctors report in a case highlighting a relatively new eating disorder ...
CHRISTOPHER LABOS: Fasting blood tests are becoming less routine
For many years, people usually did their routine blood tests on an empty stomach. Inevitably, this caused a major congestion in the hospital every morning as people lined up at the blood testing centre in a queue that would spiral around corners and ...
B.C. woman says yes — again — after traumatic brain injury erases love memory
A Victoria woman plans to say I do again for what will feel like the first time, after a head injury caused her to lose all memory of her husband. Laura Hart Faganello will marry Brayden Faganello on their anniversary, July 15, 2020, four years ...
Lung problems linked to e-cigarettes in the U.S. have Canadian health officials on alert
News that nearly 200 cases of severe lung disease in the U.S. might be linked to vaping has health officials in Ottawa and across the country on alert. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are monitoring the U.S. situation and ...
Fitness: Let comfort guide your choice of running shoes
Buying a pair of running shoes can be complicated, complete with its own jargon and wide range of price points. If you’ve been running for a while, you’ve seen the industry go from hyping technology to hyping the lack of technology. Heels ...
Promising new HIV treatment now available in Ontario
Ontario is now providing access to a new HIV treatment as diagnosis rates in the province continue to rise. Biktarvy is a one-pill-a-day for HIV infection in adults that, as of July 31, is now covered under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program. It ...
Study shows absence of sleep, abundance of screen time can lead to impulsive behaviour
Children who are not getting enough sleep and spending a significant amount of time looking at screens have a higher likelihood of making poor decisions, a study published on Wednesday found. Dr. Michelle Guerrero, lead author and postdoctoral ...