September, 2019
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Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems: study

SCIENTISTS have shown for the first time a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. In a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in partnership with the Provincial Health Services Authority’s (PHSA) Therapeutic Evaluation Unit found that current users ... Read More »

Parents told to keep in mind importance of immunization for their children

WHILE parents and guardians are making preparations to ensure their kids have another successful year at school with pens, books and binders, they are being reminded by the government to keep in mind the importance of immunization for their children. Following this year’s global measles outbreak, the Province took immediate action to increase immunizations and collect immunization records. Through increased immunizations ... Read More »

How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age

Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones’ auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has found. They also prefer using PINs over fingerprints to unlock their phones. Researchers also found that older users are more likely to unlock their phones when they’re stationary, such as when working at a desk or sitting at ... Read More »

Seniors to have greater choice in where they live

THE Ministry of Health is changing how people access long-term care to make the process more client-centred, consistent and fair and to ensure seniors have greater choice in where they live. Effective July 15, seniors and their families will be able to review their options and choose up to three preferred care homes. People no longer have to accept the first ... Read More »

Vij family donates $100,000 to improve colon cancer screening at Richmond Hospital

MANMOHAN and Kusum Vij, parents of chef Vikram Vij, have donated $100,000 in support of three new colonoscopes to improve colon cancer screening at Richmond Hospital with the hope of inspiring others to give. Colon cancer screening can save lives by detecting non-cancerous polyps and cancer early. Colon cancer is easier to treat when found at an early stage. With early ... Read More »

Delivering confidence during periods

By Surbhi Gogia Taran and Bunny Ghatrora two sisters from Lower Mainland are on a  mission to empower young girls during menstruation — a topic which has remained a taboo in our society It is that time of the month when every woman from her teens to her 40s goes through so many emotional and hormonal changes. The unbearable pain, ... Read More »

World says yes to yoga

From Colombo to Kabul and Nairobi to New York, high-profile politicians and the hoi polloi came out in large numbers to showcase their yoga postures and send a message of unity on the occasion of the fifth International Yoga Day on Friday. If President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena urged everyone to practice yoga just like him, thousands of people ... Read More »

Yoga helps you age gracefully: Shilpa Shetty

ctress Shilpa Shetty Kundra marked the International Yoga Day with a session with CISF, CRPF and NCC cadets and officials here on Friday, and urged people to make it a part of their daily routine for its many benefits. Early morning on Friday, Shilpa was happy to see a huge turnout at the Gateway of India. “What a huge turnout. ... Read More »