A new Canadian scientific study released this week has produced a major--and surprising--finding in the battle against hypertension.
The study found that a man's job situation is a bigger risk to developing hypertension than smoking, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and poor diet.
The researchers found no similar connection between job control and women. In an earlier study, the researchers found a link, as yet explained, between low job control and an elevated risk of diabetes in women.
Dr. Cameron Mustard was a leading member of the research team. He is the president and a senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health and a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
Haul truck driver Trudy Beaulieu works at the Snap Lake Diamond Mine. Photo courtesy of De Beers Canada
SOMBA K’E/YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories - Business is booming at the Kingland Ford dealership in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Franky Nitsiza, who lives in the Dene community of Whatì, about 180 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife, has brought in his Ford F-150 truck for maintenance and is already shopping around for a new one.
Nitsiza has been working at BHP Billiton’s EKATI diamond mine for 14 years and credits his job at the mine for the bit of prosperity he’s been able to enjoy.
Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across Canada’s northern regions
The Labrador Winter Games 2013 kicks off in Atlantic Canada on Monday, March 3 and already the entire region is gearing up for what’s affectionately nicknamed the "Olympics of the North"
Labrador is the vast, northernmost region of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The region spans 293,822 square kilometres and is bordered to the west and south by Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec.
The Games started in 1983 as a way to bring everyone together whether they lived in the Inuit region of Nunatsiavut in the North or in one of the Métis communities in the region's south.
If you drive home after work, do be careful. New statistics from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), says more accidents requiring hospitization occur between 4pm and midnight, than at other times. [...]
Last year was the first St. Patrick's Day Parade in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In Quebec City, they revived the parade tradition and will hold the 4th in recent years. In Montreal, Sunday March the 17th will be the occasion of the 190th parade, one of the oldest in North America. [...]