Category Archives: Health

The Beauty of a Silent Walk: TikTok’s Latest Wellness Obsession

In a TikTok video that has now amassed nearly half a million views, the influencer Mady Maio describes taking a walk. But not just any walk: a silent one. For her, the 30-minute stroll was revelatory. No podcasts, no music. Just “me, myself and I.” She was resistant at first. (It was her boyfriend’s idea.) […]

Health Canada recalls more than 28,000 X-Lite lighters

Health Canada is urging Canadians to “immediately” stop using the X-Lite Multi-Purpose Lighter as the product poses a potential risk of fire and burn hazards. In a recall notice issued on Friday, Health Canada warned that these lighters do not meet Canada’s Lighters Regulations and have the potential to exceed the allowable flame […]

Mental health in Canada worsened in 2022: StatCan

More than five million Canadians experienced some form of mental health disorder in 2022, a new Statistics Canada study has revealed. StatCan says those Canadians “met the diagnostic criteria for a mood, anxiety or substance use disorder, with the prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders increasing substantially over the previous 10 years.”  In the study, […]

The Pandemic Has Your Blood Pressure Rising? You’re Not Alone.

Last year was a tough one. Americans grappled with a global pandemic, the loss of loved ones, lockdowns that splintered social networks, stress, unemployment and depression. It is probably no surprise that the nation’s blood pressure shot up. On Monday, scientists reported that blood pressure measurements of nearly a half-million adults showed a significant rise […]

J.&J. Booster Worked for People Who Got Pfizer Shots in Study

People who received Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines may get as much benefit from a Johnson & Johnson booster shot as a Pfizer one. That’s the finding of a small study released on Sunday. Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston studied 65 people who had received two shots of the Pfizer vaccine. Six months […]

Omicron Cases in the U.S. Likely to Rise, Officials Say

Several dozen cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been identified in the United States, a number that is “likely to rise” Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” At least 17 states have detected cases, including in […]