Marcy Cuttler

Marcy Cuttler is an award-winning journalist and producer with 35 years of experience at CBC.

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'It was shocking because it came so quick': Patients and doctors cope as flu season ramps up

Flu season in Canada is already affecting both young and old people, yet it's too early to tell how severe it will ultimately be.

Added sugar found in the diets of many babies and toddlers

A new American study finds that more than half of infants and almost all toddlers exceed their recommended daily sugar intake.
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'It is not harmless:' Dentists voice concern over vaping

As concerns about vaping continue to grow, dentists are worried that many people don't know the harm it can do to your teeth.

Eco-anxiety spurs youth to take action on climate change

With fires, floods, and pollution growing faster and more serious every year, children and young people are scared that they'll be bearing the brunt of this crisis. It's spawning a condition called eco-anxiety, a fear of environmental catastrophe. And while it's not officially recognized as a medical diagnosis, experts say it's real.

Colorectal cancer rates rise among Canadians under 50

Although fewer Canadians over 50 are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, cases among younger adults are increasing.

How some doctors want to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the operating room

In the moments before a patient undergoes surgery, chances are climate change isn't top of mind. Yet, the anesthetic gases used to put them to sleep leave a big carbon footprint. Some Canadian doctors are trying to do something about it.

Being transgender is not a mental health problem, WHO says

Doctors and activists are pleased that the WHO is now classifying transgender under sexual health instead of mental health, but some believe the definition needs to be further broadened.

Walking without pain: How a new surgical procedure is giving hope to some amputees

Jason Simunic is one of a handful of Canadian amputees who have undergone osseointegration surgery — a technique that's growing in popularity around the world.

Nature offers serious benefits to our physical and mental health, research suggests

More evidence is pointing to how nature plays a role in diminishing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as improving mental well-being.

Transforming health care: How artificial intelligence is reshaping the medical landscape

Computers that think like humans are changing hospitals and will soon play a role in giving diagnoses. But some experts warn that serious ethical questions remain.

Round the clock: The health perils of working overnight

Working the night shift could cause some long-term health problems, like obesity, heart attacks and strokes, as well as more immediate issues, like inattention.

How tiny babies are revealing big clues of early life

UBC researchers are part of an international team that discovered a "staggering" amount of biological changes in a baby's first week of life, fuelling hope they can develop better survival strategies during this critical time.

Trans fats give way to older, but not necessarily healthier, solutions

Since Canada's ban on artificial trans fats came into effect in September, businesses and manufacturers have been looking for healthier options to make their products. But with few new alternatives, many are returning to old standbys that may be no better for our health or for the environment.

Biocell textured breast implants under scrutiny as women complain of pain

Biocell textured breast implants, made by Allergan, have come under growing scrutiny from some doctors who say they are seeing many of their patients return with debilitating pain.

Artist Leonardo da Vinci likely had an 'advantageous' eye disorder

Based on Leonardo da Vinci's work, there is evidence that the artist had strabismus — a condition that affects about three percent of the population and is usually detected at birth. One eye is straight, while the other eye can drift.