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Feature Articles

The mental health benefits of exercise

A good workout doesn’t just benefit your physical fitness. Exercise also has a positive effect on mental health, providing benefits that range from improving sleep to easing anxiety.

Out-of-pocket medical expenses create a health gap for diabetes patients

For many patients, diabetes is more than a chronic health issue. It’s also a chronic financial issue, and that prevents many patients from adhering to their treatment. A new Diabetes Resource Manual addresses that health gap with comprehensive information on support programs and financial assistance for patients with diabetes in Ontario.

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A Question of Health

This month's topic: Gestational diabetes: high blood sugar in pregnancy
Gestational diabetes affects about six per cent of pregnancies in Canada. Like type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes is a condition in which the body has trouble making or using a hormone called insulin, which is produced in the pancreas.

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Latest health news

Study reveals surprising number of Canadians with urgently high blood pressure
A Canadian hypertension awareness campaign revealed that half of people tested required treatment for high blood pressure, including a group whose blood pressure was at emergency levels.

Women giving birth in rural Canada have higher rates of maternal morbidity than urban women
Pregnant women who live in rural areas are more likely to have obstetrical emergencies or serious health problems when giving birth than women who live in urban areas, results from a new Canadian study show.

No safe level of smoking: just one cigarette per day significantly increases mortality risk, study finds
New research highlights the dangers of smoking even for very light smokers. A new study found that people who smoke one or fewer cigarettes per day over a long period still had significantly higher all-cause mortality than non-smokers.

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