Take a seat, it won’t kill you

The warnings against sitting too long are frequently issued by health and fitness professionals, along with reminders to get a dose of daily exercise. While sedentary habits are definitely not the healthiest, will they result in your imminent death? According to a recent report by the International Journal of Epidemiology, the answer is no.

Movember Canada adds new way to fund raise for men’s health

It’s time to MOVE to the washrooms and shave. It is the first day of November on Sunday, which also means it is the first day of Movember. During Movember people usually grow their moustaches throughout the month of November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. As part of the challenge, participants must […]

Project takes on dental elder abuse

Dr. Natalie Archer is intimately aware of the latest form of elder abuse, especially when she hears the excuses from the caregivers of some of her older patients. “Well, my dad doesn’t talk, so he doesn’t need to have dentures,” the local dentist recounted. Or, “She’s been on IV fluids, so she just drinks out of […]

Danforth restaurant moves on from hepatitis A scare

Regular customers of The Big Carrot Organic Juice Bar don’t appear to be worried about the recent hepatitis A scare. On April 11, Toronto Public Health issued a warning to customers of the juice bar, located at 348 Danforth Ave. Health officials said an employee had tested positive for the virus and anyone who’d drunk juice at the restaurant from March 17 to April 2 should be vaccinated. Customer Yan Fossat didn’t seem alarmed. “If they had found (the virus), it’s probably much safer now,” Fossat said.