Tylenol shortage: How far parents are going for medicine

Tylenol shortage: How far parents are going for medicine

With three of her six children now sick with a cold, Stephanie Goddard says a shortage of children’s medication across Canada is making her panic. “I can’t find Children’s liquid Advil or Tylenol anywhere,” she told CTVNews.ca in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “And knowing the flu season is right around the corner… my anxiety … Read more

Canadians’ Alcohol Intake Changed During the Pandemic

Canadians’ Alcohol Intake Changed During the Pandemic

Similar percentages of Canadians increased and decreased their alcohol consumption during the first two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to new research. In an examination of data for almost 30,000 participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), 13% reported increased alcohol consumption, and 13.3% reported decreased consumption. Dr Jacqueline McMillan … Read more

How the COVID-19 pandemic affected mental health and wellbeing, key determinants of health, and health inequities

How the COVID-19 pandemic affected mental health and wellbeing, key determinants of health, and health inequities

A new study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server investigated the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on mental health, the important health determinants, and disparities resulting from such effects. To fully understand these effects, the researchers designed a pan-Canadian population-based prospective COVID-19: HEalth and Social Inequities across Neighborhoods (COHESION) cohort. Study: How … Read more

COVID: FDA advisers recommend updating booster shots

COVID: FDA advisers recommend updating booster shots

At least some US adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it’s time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration wrestled with how to modify doses now when there’s no way to know how the rapidly … Read more

As inflation drives up wedding costs, couples get creative growing flowers and bartering

As inflation drives up wedding costs, couples get creative growing flowers and bartering

Engaged couple Theo Markou and Laura Payne water their garden bed, where they sowed various flower seed that will be used for their upcoming summer wedding, at their home in Caledon, Ont., on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Tijana Martin/ The Globe and MailTijana Martin/The Globe and Mail Nicola Hancock and Brad Stewart are getting married … Read more

Loneliness can be a big factor in getting good nutrition, experts say

Loneliness can be a big factor in getting good nutrition, experts say

TORONTO — Flo Elliott was never a big eater, but her appetite plummeted when her husband died. Suddenly alone after 54 years of marriage, Elliott says she lost interest in food and would routinely skip meals. It would take about seven years to recover that appetite, says the now 89-year-old. “It’s really, really hard after … Read more

Why grocery store workers remain the unsung heroes of the pandemic

Why grocery store workers remain the unsung heroes of the pandemic

Andrew Spielman, 28, has been a produce clerk at Real Canadian Superstore in Airdrie, Alta., for 10 years.Dave Chidley/The Globe and Mail As a grocery store employee in Airdrie, Alta., Andrew Spielman has witnessed the best and the worst of the human spirit since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than 16 months ago. Not since … Read more

How Canadian Food Buying And Cooking Habits Have Changed Due To Covid-19, According To Experts

How Canadian Food Buying And Cooking Habits Have Changed Due To Covid-19, According To Experts

Earlier this year, for many Canadians, grocery shopping shifted from a weekly routine to a gladiatorial sport. In the rush to stock up on goods at the grocery store in the early days of the pandemic, some consumers overbought or hoarded, panicked at the potential disruption in the supply chain. As sales moved online for … Read more

Study highlights the economic burden of excessive sugar consumption in Canada

Study highlights the economic burden of excessive sugar consumption in Canada

Imagine if the real cost to society of the food you buy at the grocery store was built right into each product’s price. Everything with added sugar would cost a whole lot more, according to University of Alberta researchers in a new study in The Canadian Journal of Public Health. They peg the economic burden … Read more

Dangerous chemicals found in food wrappers at major fast-food restaurants and grocery chains, report says

Dangerous chemicals found in food wrappers at major fast-food restaurants and grocery chains, report says

Alarming levels of dangerous chemicals known as PFAS were discovered in food packaging at a number of well-known fast-food and fast-casual restaurants and grocery store chains, a new report found. The highest levels of indicators for PFAS were found in food packaging from Nathan’s Famous, Cava, Arby’s, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Stop & Shop and Sweetgreen, … Read more