Leslie Young, Global News

Leslie Young

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Leslie:

Is 70 the new 65? Studies show aging has changed

Life expectancy rose, and so did the number of years we spend without serious health problems, researchers say. → Read More

Teen girls are less active than boys, and it’s putting their health at risk. How do we fix it?

Around 82 per cent of teen girls aren't meeting basic guidelines for physical activity, according to a new study, and the gender gap is growing. → Read More

Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor takes first steps after epidural stimulation implant

Ryan Straschnitzki was paralyzed during the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Now he is taking a few assisted steps with the help of an experimental device. → Read More

Teens who visit ER for self-harm more likely to come back to hospital, study finds

Teens who visited an emergency room for self-harm were more likely to return to hospital or even die than those who had visited for other reasons, a new study has found. → Read More

We’ve almost eliminated polio worldwide. Here’s how.

Polio used to infect hundreds of thousands of children each year around the world. Now, it's less than 200. → Read More

Some EpiPens might have defective packaging — here’s what you need to know

A rare defect might make it hard to get the EpiPen out of its tube in an emergency, Health Canada warns. → Read More

Doctors and patients have very different views on how to treat obesity: report

Many doctors believe their patients aren't motivated to treat their obesity, according to a new survey. Those patients disagree. → Read More

Red meat good, red meat bad: Why nutrition research can be so hard to follow

It can be hard to understand nutritional research when headlines are always proclaiming that a certain food is good — or bad — for you, experts say. → Read More

Flu forecast 2019: Here’s what to expect from this year’s flu season

Health experts are predicting a typical flu season in Canada this year. Here's what that means. → Read More

9 in 10 Canadians want national pharmacare: Heart & Stroke poll

Many Canadians are having trouble paying for their medication, according to a poll commissioned by two health care organizations. → Read More

Woman’s blood turns navy blue after too much tooth-numbing medication

The woman's skin, and blood, had turned blue. → Read More

World not prepared for the next big pandemic: report

A group of international health experts says the world needs to do more to prepare for the next big pandemic, or suffer the consequences. → Read More

Explosion at Russian lab housing smallpox, Ebola and other diseases: reports

The explosion reportedly occurred at a lab in Russia, one of only two places in the world known to have a stock of the smallpox virus. → Read More

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects around one in 10 women, but doctors say it's often misunderstood. → Read More

People across the U.S. are sick — maybe because of vaping. What’s going on?

U.S. health authorities are investigating hundreds of cases of breathing problems they say may be related to vaping. Here's what we know so far. → Read More

This ‘4-in-1’ pill cut heart disease risk by a third — should we all take it?

Even healthy people who took a four-in-one pill had a much lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems, a new study found. → Read More

Three-quarters of older Canadians with hearing loss don’t know it: report

Hearing loss is a very common problem that many people don't realize they have, according to a new study. → Read More

Ebola research takes ‘big step’ towards effective treatment: WHO

Two experimental Ebola treatments are significantly cutting mortality rates, according to early clinical results. → Read More

Fascinated with fascia treatments? It’s time to face the facts

The connective tissue known as fascia is getting blamed — perhaps unfairly — for problems with pain and stiffness, experts say. → Read More

Massachusetts killing mosquitoes to prevent spread of deadly EEE virus

Eastern equine encephalitis is a very rare but serious disease carried by mosquitoes. → Read More