Health

From distress to de-stress: the power of yoga

Dr. Shirley Telles is a formally trained medical doctor with a PhD in Neuroscience who became fascinated by the traditional sciences of her country, yoga and Aryuveda. Using her clinical training in...

Let's follow Norway to become the greenest city in the world

The City of Vancouver recently launched the website Talk Green to Us and set out 10 ambitious goals to make itself the greenest city in the world. One goal (number four) specifically focuses on green...

Ayogo Games wants to change the world, one healthy step at a time

HealthSeeker, a new Facebook app produced by Ayogo Games, uses social networks and instant gratification to encourage healthy behaviour.

Homeopathy for Healthy Travels

Wherever your travels take you this summer, homeopathy can help keep you healthy or promote a faster recovery from commonplace ailments.

Between the law and the people: BC Compassion Club Society makes a place for medical marijuana

In 2006, 93 percent of Canadians polled nationwide said they approved of medical marijuana. "It's a matter of the law catching up to the society," said Jeet-Kei Leung, Communications...

Bif Naked at Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser tells audience of 500 that surviving cancer was brutally difficult

Bif Naked won't lie to you about breast cancer. The 38-year-old Vancouver pop-punk musician and poet was the keynote speaker at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's Awareness Day banquet on...

Alberta bails out private clinic. Is Kevin Falcon paying attention?

On April 12, Kevin Falcon, Minister of Health Services, announced that the province is funding some hospital care in B.C. in a new way. According to ministry, several pilot projects using “patient-...

Canadian Cancer Society hosts Daffodil Day to raise money for cancer research and prevention

The Canadian Cancer Society hosted the first official Daffodil Day in Vancouver in front of Vancouver Art Gallery yesterday.  There were speeches  and volunteers distributed daffodil pins...

Homeopathic help for allergy season

If it's springtime, it must be allergy season.  While most of us are thrilled to see the budding leaves and blooming flowers, for others it ushers in weeks of irritating and sometimes...

Good news about Canadian health care; and about that other country…

The health-care reform law enacted in the United States is a taxpayer-funded gift to the insurance industry, the most important social legislation in decades, or the end of freedom and liberty for...