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QUARANTINE 15: Study suggests many have gained significant weight while under lockdown
We’ve all heard of the “Freshman 15.” You know, the 15 pounds students will gain in their first year of college or university. While the COVID-19 pandemic has kept many indoors under quarantine, it should come as no surprise ...
‘Queering Cancer’ website creates community for LGBTQ+ cancer patients
Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but the health care system does. That’s the key message behind a new initiative co-developed by a University of the Fraser Valley professor aimed at creating a supportive online community for LGBTQ+ cancer ...
Fitness: Has your winter sports routine been on ice? Here's a refresher
The plus side of moving our workouts outdoors this winter is that we’ll get reacquainted with sports we haven’t done in years. Canadians will be stepping into skis, lacing up skates and strapping on snowshoes in record numbers as they ...
'I had a son I needed to be around for': Edmonton father develops own weight loss app
Losing weight transformed Edmonton’s Andrew Luu’s life. The former engineer turned startup app creator clocked in at 250 pounds when he was 30 years old. He said the realization that he needed the extra pounds came after his wife took ...
Will we ever learn? After a catastrophic first wave, COVID-19 is pummelling long-term care homes again
Shirley Egerdeen had a fondness for fish and chips from Joey’s Seafood, detective dramas and diet root beer. She worked at, and retired from, the old Schneider’s plant, had a feisty sense of humour, loved animals, scratch cards and find-a-word ...
Unease amid the joy: Most Canadians willing to get COVID-19 vaccine, but some worry about side effects
Hope arrived this week, packed in dry ice — the first precious doses of a vaccine against a pandemic that has become mentally exhausting. Now, as Canada begins inoculating its high-risk health workers and elderly against a disease that is, once ...
Ethicists debate whether anti-mask protesters should forfeit COVID-19 medical care
This past weekend, hundreds of Albertans rallied against masking orders, demonstrators gathered outside a house in Montreal’s posh Westmount neighbourhood they thought, mistakenly, belonged to Quebec’s premier, while in Ontario, police ...
Beyond the numbers: Who is dying of COVID in Canada, and how?
The woman was 52, and the mother of two boys, ages 12 and 15. Seeing her, lying helpless, with her lungs shredded by COVID, reminded Dr. Peter Goldberg of the first wave of the virus, back in early spring, when “it was like a forest fire, and ...
'I get that you are scared': Community spread of COVID-19 threatens Atlantic bubble
Where’s the leak in the bubble? After pulling up its drawbridges to beat COVID-19, infections in the East Coast are edging up. While the case counts are still remarkably small by comparison to the rest of Canada, Nova Scotia officials are ...
More people are surviving severe COVID-19, but doctors aren't exactly sure why
When the first COVID-19 wave hit Canada, everyone was understandably anxious and stressed, Dr. Eddy Fan said. But we were lucky. It hit later than other jurisdictions, giving Canadian doctors time to reach out to colleagues around the world and ...