Ottawa business donates 3,000 menstrual cups to Nunavut

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5403408.1576795150!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/menstrual-cup.jpg Nunavummiut will soon have better access to reusable menstrual products, thanks to a donation from a southern business.  Northern Shopper, an online store based in Ottawa that ships goods to Nunavut, has donated 3,000 menstrual cups to the territory’s Department Read more …

‘It was like walking into a nightmare’: How holiday meals heighten the stress of eating disorders

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5405911.1576954991!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/shutterstock-huge-file.jpg Jenni Schaefer doesn’t consider the holidays a stressful time of year anymore, but it wasn’t always that way. “It’s like night and day compared to back when I had an eating disorder,” says the Texas-based author of Living Without Read more …

‘Generally awful’: Worker in N.S. school says better funding would improve cafeteria food

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5405863.1576952666!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/jenny-osburn.jpg A cafeteria worker from the Annapolis Valley is worried kids aren’t getting proper nutrition from cafeteria lunches. Jenny Osburn believes the provincial government could help. “The fact that cafeteria workers are so poorly paid is a key factor in school Read more …

This Timberlea woman who had a heart transplant is meeting the donor’s family

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5400430.1576782908!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/benefit-hockey-game-to-raise-funds-for-scholarship-in-memory-of-heart-donor-image-1.jpg Two years after a heart transplant saved her life, Monique Pelletier of Timberlea, N.S., is going to meet the donor’s family. Next month, 18 members of the Krieger family will travel from Alberta to Wolfville, N.S., to meet with Pelletier. “I Read more …

Cancer survivors face dilemma over banned breast implants linked to rare lymphoma

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5403254.1576791186!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/breast-implant.jpg Dona Murphy was finally feeling relieved. Eight years after being diagnosed with breast cancer and having a mastectomy, her oncologist declared her cancer-free. Then in November, she received a couriered letter from the hospital where she had her surgery, Read more …