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Plus-sized models in ads linked to rising obesity, new study says

Plus-sized models in ads linked to rising obesity, new study says

A new study from SFU’s Beedie School of Business suggests using plus-sized models in advertising might have a detrimental effect on people’s health, particularly when it comes to obesity. The study says using plus-sized models as a way to encourage body positivity might actually promote consumption of unhealthy foods and discourage people from exercising on the premise that obesity is ... Read More »

Doctor Depression Epidemic: A Staggering Number Of Medical Residents Suffer From Depression

Doctor Depression Epidemic: A Staggering Number Of Medical Residents Suffer From Depression

Doctor ‘depression epidemic’? In a recent study, researchers have found that doctors who are doing their internships and residencies may develop depression during the course of their study. Researchers reviewed 54 studies involving 17,500 medical residents conducted worldwide over 50 years. They found that 28.8% of the residents showed signs of depression, and that the rate of depression among medical ... Read More »

Happiness is not the key to a long life, Study Finds

Happiness is not the key to a long life, Study Finds

A study found out that being happy or unhappy doesn’t have a significant impact on longevity. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford and published in the Lancet on Wednesday, stated that the popular belief of stress and unhappiness causing health problems originated from studies that provided unclear cause and effect relationship, as noted in a report ... Read More »

Pediatricians Unveil New Recommendations For Children’s Medical Screening

Pediatricians Unveil New Recommendations For Children's Medical Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ new screening recommendations, 2016 Recommendations for Preventative Pediatric Health Care, focus more on preventative testing to identify disease risk factors early. The update, published online December 7, are the key items the academy advises pediatricians to check on child health screenings. A recurring theme is that the screenings are recommended for all children in certain ... Read More »

Raccoon in Hamilton tests positive for rabies, Report

Raccoon in Hamilton tests positive for rabies, Report

Animal control authorities are concerned about rabies after a fight between a dog and an aggressive raccoon in the back of a control van has led to the discovery. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency say it’s the first documented case since 2006 in Ontario. The City of Hamilton is urging “the public to contact Hamilton Animal Services if they see ... Read More »

Prostate cancer drug developed by scientists to begin trials (Video)

Prostate cancer drug developed by scientists to begin trials (Video)

It’s being called a major milestone in the fight against prostate cancer. Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency and the UBC have been approved to leave the lab with their odds-defying breakthrough drug and begin clinical trials. BC Cancer Agency scientist Dr. Marianne Sadar says the statistical chances of reaching this milestone of are one in 1,000. Read More »