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Initiatives that tackle common factors behind 'self-injury' now needed, urge researchers
WINNIPEG—First Nations doctors shared personal stories at a national a health summit to demonstrate how Indigenous patients still face racism and unequal access to treatment across the country.
Higher levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity improve all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events.
Could increasing your physical activity or feeling more in control of your life be the secret to staying young? Employing these simple strategies may help older adults feel younger and that, in turn, could help improve their cognitive abilities, longevity and overall quality of life, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.
Do your knees ache? According to new findings from OMRF, your diet could be a culprit.
Obese older adults who increase their exercise may have less fatigue and disability, but they may see an even bigger improvement if they also cut back on calories, a U.S. study suggests.
Even in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, regular physical activity reduced the risk of first and recurrent heart attack, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
A new genetic screen may predict a person's future risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture, according to a study by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
The incidence of tickborne infections in the United States has risen significantly within the past decade.
LOS ANGELES—Fitness trackers can be valuable tools for assessing the quality of life and daily functioning of cancer patients during treatment, a new study has found. The trackers, also known as wearable activity monitors, include commercial devices worn on the wrist that log a wearer's step counts, stairs climbed, calories, heart rate and sleep.
HALIFAX - A 52-year-old Nova Scotia man is facing several charges after two women came forward to say they were sexually assaulted at a wellness centre.
Although men with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are often prescribed different initial treatments compared with women with RA, there are no differences in response to treatment between the sexes, according to results published in The Journal of Rheumatology. | READ MORE
The Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba is calling for stronger regulation of the industry after a spike in the number of injury complaints by clients.
The call for abstracts is now open for the International Massage Therapy Research Conference to be held on May 9-10, in Alexandria, Virginia.
Why do people in Colorado exercise so much more than people in Mississippi? 
BEND, Ore. – Lower leg pain and injuries have long been a problem for runners, but research at Oregon State University-Cascades has shown that one type of running shoe may increase such risks for some runners.
Caffeine consumption has been associated with lower risks for multiple diseases, including type II diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, but the mechanism underlying these protective effects has been unclear.
OTTAWA—Canadians are proud of our publicly funded health care system, which is based on need and not on ability to pay. However, prescription drugs are not covered in a consistent way across the country, and too many Canadians cannot afford the medicines they need. A recent study found that almost one million Canadians reduced spending on food and heat in order to afford their medication.
OTTAWA—Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift almost a century-old prohibition on cannabis.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a mounting burden on health-care systems globally.

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