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A weekly look at the health news that matters to you. Dr. Brian Goldman brings you the best science from top experts in plain language. He cuts through the BS and confusion to give you a dose of smart advice that you won’t find anywhere else. New episodes every Thursday.

The Dose CBC Health & Sport

    • Salute e benessere

A weekly look at the health news that matters to you. Dr. Brian Goldman brings you the best science from top experts in plain language. He cuts through the BS and confusion to give you a dose of smart advice that you won’t find anywhere else. New episodes every Thursday.

    What should I know about dry eye?

    What should I know about dry eye?

    Dry eye disease affects millions of Canadians, and more and more young people are being diagnosed. Among the risk factors is increased screen time. What is dry eye disease and what can you do about it? Ophthalmologist Dr. Johanna Choremis shares what you need to know.

    For transcripts of The Dose, please visit: lnk.to/dose-transcripts. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. For more episodes of this podcast, click this link.

    • 21 min
    How can I keep my brain sharp as I age?

    How can I keep my brain sharp as I age?

    We’re all looking for ways to avoid cognitive decline, whether it’s by doing word puzzles or staying fit. So what actually helps keep our brains healthy? Dr. Steven Laureys, neurologist and Canada Excellence Research Chair in neuroplasticity at Laval University, shares what you need to know. 

    For transcripts of The Dose, please visit: lnk.to/dose-transcripts. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. For more episodes of this podcast, click this link.

    • 25 min
    How should I treat migraine attacks?

    How should I treat migraine attacks?

    For the millions of Canadians who suffer from migraines, new medications approved in Canada over the last five years have changed the game. Neurologist Dr. Elizabeth Leroux shares what you need to know about how to prevent and treat migraines. 

    For transcripts of The Dose, please visit: lnk.to/dose-transcripts. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. For more episodes of this podcast, click this link.

    • 25 min
    How do ultra-processed foods affect my health?

    How do ultra-processed foods affect my health?

    Canadians on average consume nearly half of their calories from ultra-processed foods. These are foods with added textures, colours and flavours that often contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat. Université de Montréal associate professor Jean-Claude Moubarac explains how ultra-processed foods can affect our physical and mental health, and how we can better tailor our diets.

    For transcripts of The Dose, please visit: lnk.to/dose-transcripts. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. For more episodes of this podcast, click this link.

    • 21 min
    How can I safely stay active while injured?

    How can I safely stay active while injured?

    While we tend to think rest is the key to recovering from an injury, physicians recommend keeping the body moving, if possible, but at a lower intensity. Sport medicine physician Dr. Laura Cruz explains why "motion is lotion" and provides some low-impact exercises that can help our bodies more easily recover.

    • 22 min
    What's going on with H5N1 bird flu?

    What's going on with H5N1 bird flu?

    H5N1 is in the news again, and this time it has spread to cattle in several U.S. states. It has even infected a dairy worker in Texas. Global health epidemiologist Raywat Deonandan explains how avian flu is spreading, how transmissible it is, what vaccines are available, and why we shouldn't be too worried just yet.

    • 19 min

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