Massage Benefits

For many of us, it’s reserved as an occasional treat or a way to heal an injury. Now there’s evidence that massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as … read more

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Botox and Depression

Here’s a fascinating possibility for the use of Botox, which is usually injected for cosmetic reasons. New research suggests it may be possible to treat depression by paralyzing key facial muscles with this drug which prevents people from frowning and … read more

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Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer’s

Here’s important information if you or a loved takes sleeping pills or common anti-anxiety drugs. A  study in the British medical Journal finds these drugs are associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older people. The research involved about 2,000 … read more

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Happy Wife Happy Life

You’ve probably heard the old adage: happy wife, happy life! Now a study in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that it’s true for older couples. Specifically, a husband who’s unhappy with his marriage is still likely to be happy with … read more

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Walking or Biking to Work

Here’s a finding that won’t surprise anyone who’s dealt with Toronto traffic lately. In addition to making you more fit, walking or biking to work, instead of driving can also improve your mental health. This, according to a study from … read more

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Teens and Part-Time Work

It’s a choice facing many families this year. Should you allow your teenager to work part-time during the school year? : About 65 per cent of high-school students who can work part-time do, according to a Statistics Canada study which … read more

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Exceeding Promises

A lot of people, especially in business, believe it’s best to under-promise and over-deliver. But maybe that’s not exactly right. Research out of the University of California suggests that whether we’re talking about a person or a company, we place … read more

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The “Clean 15″ of 2014

Here is the companion piece to the annual “Dirty Dozen” list that we’ve been bringing you. That is the ranking of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that are most likely to be contaminated with pesticides. This is the Clean 15 – the … read more

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Pre-Diabetes and Pistachios

Here’s something that may help stave off diabetes, a disease which is reaching epidemic proportions. According to a new trial from Spain, people with so-called prediabetes may be able to prevent getting the full-blown disease by regularly eating pistachios. These … read more

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Volunteering and Health

Do you do any volunteer work? The latest science says you’ll get  more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – it will also boost your health! The work, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences,  examined 73 studies … read more

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