More Women Living to 100

More Women Living to 100

Here’s an interesting tidbit for those of us who are pondering the possibility of living to 100. Men are less likely than women to reach that milestone, but according to a study out of London, those who do tend to be healthier than their female peers. The British...
Too Much Imaging

Too Much Imaging

It’s a heads up for Ontario women who have had early-stage breast cancer. According to research in the Canadian Medical Association Journal most in this cohort are getting unnecessary and potentially risky testing, despite guidelines recommending against the practice....
Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness

It’s a fitness regime that seems perfectly tailored for Zoomers. Functional fitness is one of the latest gym buzzwords. It’s a type of exercise program that mimics the activities of daily life. It focuses on building a body capable of doing real-life activities in...
Shorter Work Week

Shorter Work Week

Would a shorter work week make you happier? Maybe not, according to a study in The Journal of Happiness Studies. South Korea was the perfect place to test this question. It changed its labor laws in 2004, reducing the work week to five days a week and 40 hours from...
Broccoli and Osteoarthritis

Broccoli and Osteoarthritis

Here’s another reason to eat yourbroccoli: a compound in this much-maligned vegetable has been found to stop or at least slow down the most common form of arthritis. A study in Arthritis and Rheumatism found that the compound sulforaphane can slow down osteoarthritis...
Aphasia Treatment

Aphasia Treatment

It’s an experimental procedure that could make life a lot better for up to 30% of stroke survivors. Those are the people left aphasia, a condition that makes it hard to understand language, speak, read or write. Researchers found that stimulating the brain with...