Category Archives: Health

Supporting dance in Canada a healthy strategy for the Government

By Peggy Reddin (Director of Arts Education, Confederation Centre of the Arts) Dance provides physical, psychological, and social benefits. On the physical side, dance offers an excellent aerobic activity, improving heart and blood vessel function. It improves coordination, balance, and

Alberta Paramedics blame PC budget cuts for EMS system breakdown, urge Albertans to vote for change

A group of Alberta Paramedics are blaming Premier Jim Prentice’s Progressive Conservatives for the “complete system breakdown” that brought Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Edmonton Zone to a grinding halt yesterday, and are urging Albetans to vote at today’s election.

Immigrants arrive healthier than Canadians but get less healthy over time

New immigrants have a significantly better health profile than the general population as the screening process for immigrants to Canada tends to select candidates in good health, but their health advantage diminishes over time, according to  a team of researchers

Longer duration of breastfeeding linked with higher adult IQ and earning ability

Longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings, a study following a group of almost 3500 newborns for 30 years published in The Lancet Global Health journal has found. “The effect