Carmen Chai is a national reporter covering health and education for GlobalNews.ca.
As a print reporter, Carmen has reported from several cities across Canada. She covered local breaking news and crime for the Toronto Star and The Province newspaper in Vancouver. In Ottawa, Carmen was a national journalist for Postmedia News, where her stories appeared in newspapers from coast to coast. She covered federal politics, Canadian and international breaking news and health while at the wire service.
In 2013, Carmen’s reporting on pregnancy trends garnered a Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario award for best online story.
In 2014, her feature on vaccination rates in Toronto schools won a Canadian Medical Association award for excellence in local media health reporting.
Carmen holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University and has also studied abroad at City University London. She loves travel, has been to more than 25 countries and has lived in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Paris, France and London, England.
Garlic, onions, wine and cow bile – a medieval concoction once used to treat eye infections could be a modern day answer to fighting stubborn superbugs. Continue reading →
Last week, Air Canada flight 624 crash landed in Halifax. While passengers emerged from the crash unscathed, they could be shaken from the dramatic end to the flight. Continue reading →
California scientists suggest they’ve uncovered the genetic marking of enterovirus D68 in a handful of American kids who dealt with sudden paralysis last year. Continue reading →
Hockey players put on a helmet before hitting the ice to protect from injury but new U.S. ratings suggest that some of the helmets studied aren’t safe. Continue reading →
Monitor children’s height, weight and body mass index, their fitness levels, lifestyle and eating habits, doctors are urging in new Canadian guidelines on preventing childhood obesity. Continue reading →
Pilots undergo screening before they get their license and throughout their career, but it isn’t easy to detect if they’re grappling with mental health concerns. Continue reading →
Marlene picked up smoking in high school – decades later, she developed macular degeneration and relies on eye injections every month. Continue reading →
How are airline pilots screened for mental health and what support is available to them? Continue reading →
New research is providing a snapshot into the womb of expectant moms who smoke during their pregnancy. The harmful effects of mother’s smoking are shown on the unborn baby’s face. Continue reading →
Scientists are offering a recipe for cooking rice that’ll appeal to anyone watching their waistline: boil the rice with coconut oil then cool it down in the fridge. Continue reading →
You skipped breakfast, grabbed lunch in between meetings and now you’re staring at the vending machine. Eating healthy while working from 9 to 5 isn’t easy. Continue reading →
Angelina Jolie revealed that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week. Here’s why. Continue reading →
Scientists are giving chocoholics news that sounds too good to be true: they say a “more flavourful” and healthy variation could be on its way. Continue reading →
New research suggests that saccharin, a popular sugar substitute, could hold the key to developing new drugs to fight difficult-to-treat cancers. Continue reading →
Scientists have developed a new test in hopes of differentiating between normal brain decline and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading →