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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WHO Sugar

How much sugar do you eat? The World Health Organization is again urging people to lower their intake. The global health agency has long maintained that  people should  make sure that no more than 10% of their daily calories come … read more

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Blood Pressure Check both Arms

The next time you get your blood pressure checked, make sure it’s measured on both arms. According to a study in The Lancet, this could save your life. The work shows that differences in blood pressure readings between a patient’s … read more

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Stress in Middle Age and Alzheimer’s

Do you have a lot of day-today stress in your life? A Swedish study finds that for middle-aged women, that can raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease . The team at Gothenberg university followed 800 women for nearly 40 … read more

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Chronic Fatigue

It’s the biggest study so far on a baffling condition: chronic fatigue syndrome. And the finding is that exercise and behaviour therapy are the best treatments. For years, patient groups warned this could be dangerous, instead promoting a strategy known … read more

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Acupuncture for Menopause

Here’s the latest on how to relieve the symptoms of menopause. A study out of Turkey finds that acupuncture can help with hot flashes and other uncomfortable symptoms. The idea of having to lie still for 20 minutes with needles … read more

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