Arthritis and Milk

Here’s important news for women with arthritis in their knees. A large study has found evidence that the more milk you drink, the less that knee joint will deteriorate. Researchers collected detailed health, diet and behavioral data on more than … read more

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Body Image and Older Women

The theory is that it’s younger women who are obsessed with the way they look, and highly self-critical.  But a study in The Journal of Women & Aging found the majority of women aged 50 and older are still not … read more

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Fruit for Memory

We keep hearing about the benefits of eating more fruit and vegetables – they’re packed with fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. They’ve been linked to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, macular degeneration, even certain cancers. Now … read more

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Seven Servings a Day

How much fruit and vegetables do you eat? That question came to the fore after a large British study found that eating seven or more portions daily would make us live longer. University College London researchers used the Health Survey … read more

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Romance and Pain

Here’s some news about a natural pain-killer – and it’s not exactly something a doctor can prescribe. Researchers say falling in love can act as a potent painkiller because love stimulates the brain’s reward pathway, much like the rush of … 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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Grapefruit Interaction latest

It’s been 20 years since a Canadian doctored discovered that some drugs can interact with grapefruit juice causing adverse effects. Now Dr. David Bailey says the number of medications with that potential has jumped to more than 85. The possible … read more

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Chocolate and Strokes

Here’s some great news about one of our favourite foods. Research out of St. Michael’s Hospital says eating chocolate may have a positive impact on stroke. The analysis involved a review of three prior studies, and it suggests eating about … read more

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Nostalgia

Do you like to think back on the good times in the past? Recent studies suggest nostalgia might be good for a person’s psychological health. Researchers from the University of Southhampton found that being nostalgic appeared to give the participants … read more

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Anger and Heart Attacks

Here’s another reason to keep stay calm and control your temper. According to research published in the European Heart Journal, angry outbursts may raise your odds for a heart attack or stroke in the hours after the incident. Researchers from … read more

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