Health Matters: June 30

June 30 2020 8:51pm Health Matters June 30: University of Alberta researchers are developing a nasal spray that could prevent COVID-19. And how an Indigenous wellness program managed to survive the pandemic. Su-Ling Goh reports. ‘ }); } else {…

Health Matters: Endometriosis diagnosis a struggle for many

June 29 2020 8:51pm Health Matters: Endometriosis affects an estimated 500,000 women in Canada and a recent survey suggests many suffer in silence for years because of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. Su-Ling Goh reports. ‘ }); } else { var…

Health Matters: Alberta COVID-19 vaccine advancing to human testing

June 25 2020 8:45pm Health Matters June 25: A COVID-19 vaccine developed in Edmonton is advancing to human trials this summer. As Su-Ling Goh reports, a $4.2 million federal research grant will help take the project to the next step.…

Health Matters: New procedure to remove stomach cancer

June 24 2020 9:21pm Health Matters June 24: Life is easier for a number of early-stage gastrointestinal cancer patients in the Edmonton area – because of an innovative non-invasive procedure to remove the tumors. Su-Ling Goh reports. ‘ }); }…

Health Matters: 16 carfentanil-related deaths in northern Alberta over 2-week spa

June 23 2020 8:26pm Health Matters, June 23: Alberta Health Services is warning the public about an increase in deaths related to carfentanil. As Su-Ling Goh reports, Edmonton has also seen a spike in other opioid-related emergencies. ‘ }); }…

Health Matters: Gyms reopening, but some people sticking with home workouts

June 22 2020 8:40pm Health Matters June 22: Gyms are starting to reopen across Canada, but not all members will be returning. After months of finding new ways to stay in shape, some feel more comfortable staying home. Su-Ling Goh…

Health Matters: end-of-life planning in light of COVID-19

June 18 2020 9:13pm Health Matters June 18: Su-Ling Goh reports on why people with pink eye should get tested for COVID-19. And the pandemic has more people thinking about medical assistance in dying – why it’s important to plan…

Health Matters: Kids have been less active during the pandemic

June 17 2020 9:05pm Health Matters June 17: ParticipACTION’s latest report card shows Canadian kids’ activity levels have taken a hit during the pandemic. And why are University of Alberta researchers studying babies’ urine? Su-Ling Goh reports. ‘ }); }…

Health Matters: Why high school grad is important for mental health

June 11 2020 9:31pm Health Matters June 12: Why the Canadian Paediatric Society says the graduates of 2020 need an in-person celebration. And a heartwarming update on a local senior who’s been suffering in isolation in her nursing home. Su-Ling…

Health Matters: Avoid injuries as kids return to sports after lengthy COVID-19 break

June 10 2020 8:48pm Health Matters, June 10: As Alberta sports teams prepare to return to the field now that COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, specialists are warning parents and coaches not to let kids do too much too soon or…