If you attended Fleetwood Park Secondary school between Tuesday, October 30th and Friday, November 2nd, you may have been exposed to the measles virus – this according to a letter sent home with students and faculty of the high-school...
Were you on Air Canada flight 879 on Monday, February 12th? If so, you may have been exposed to the measles virus. According to Peel Public Health, they were able to confirm a case of measles in an infant...
There are now at least 10 confirmed cases of measles in Vancouver, prompting health officials to warn potentially exposed individuals to either get vaccinated, or get themselves a booster shot in order to protect themselves against the virus. This latest...
The Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada, the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (also known as the CDC) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (also...
In a recent article published by CBC this week, health experts warn about the dangers of using cotton swabs. While cotton swabs might seem harmless and are quite commonly used by many individuals, family physicians in Dr. Ali Ghahary, and...
Just like adults, children can also experience a decline in their mental health – most commonly depression and anxiety. For many parents, it can be hard to identify when a child is in crisis. Not as a result of...
A Kelowna man, Kerry Laramee, recently spoke out about his terminal lung disease as a warning to other workers who may be exposed to certain toxic materials in the workplace – and he wants others to be aware and...
In light of the recent, untimely and terribly tragic deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef/CNN host Anthony Bourdain this week, there has been a significant increase in the percentage of phone calls received by various mental health...
In today’s day and age, it’s hard to escape social media – particularly if you have a computer, tablet or smartphone. More than half of Canadians have at least one social media app on their devices or knows someone...
Summer might be a long way’s away for Canada, but in Australia where it’s currently between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius, cooling down is exactly what’s needed. While some people might choose to stay in an air-conditioned room or...