Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Ottawa mother heads new council to help users cope with health system

When Julie Drury’s young daughter, Kate, was diagnosed with a rare and complex form of mitochondrial disease, the Ottawa mother and her family were forced to navigate the health-care system largely on their own. Now, 20 months after her eight-year-old daughter’s death, Drury is using her painfully gained experience to help other families and patients. Drury has been appointed chair

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Todd: Men do well in science and tech, lag elsewhere

It’s assumed that men generally do well in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, collectively known as STEM. In light of this, high-profile efforts are usually aimed at encouraging more girls and women to move into STEM. But there’s a big kicker to men’s success in STEM: Young males aren’t doing at all well in other fields. New Canadian

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Town Talk: Guichon feted by Japanese navy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon celebrated her 70th aboard ship. Not a cruise vessel at sea, though. Moored at North Vancouver’s Burrard Dry Dock Pier, it was the Japanese training ship JS Kashima where Rear Admiral Koji Manabe, Ambassador to Canada Kenjiro Monji and Consul General Asako Okai congratulated Her Honour. She then joined them and dignitaries in the

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Salvation Army not considering injection facility for proposed Vanier complex

The Salvation Army isn’t planning a supervised injection site for the shelter and health complex it has proposed for Vanier, but the organization is putting thought into how it could transport clients to those licensed facilities. While the topic has come up in public, Salvation Army spokesman Glenn van Gulik said the organization has no intention of running an injection

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Fall fashion preview: Top beauty trends

Deep, berry hues are always a good idea in the wintertime. But this season, runways showcased some decidedly less obvious makeup trends (ehem, pastel eyeliners, we’re looking at you!).  So, we asked Oz Zandiyeh, a Vancouver-based makeup artist and Blanche MacDonald instructor, to dish the details on the cold-weather season’s hottest trends.   Q. How would you sum up the “mood� of

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What to do with your hair this fall

Fashion fans who are fearful of change can rest easy: this season, your fringe is fairly safe. The hottest autumn hair trends are ones we’ve all seen before — and in many cases, are already sporting.  “The lob — a cut ending around the collarbone — will always be a popular hair choice because its extremely versatile,� Phuong Tran, a

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