Cancer and Bad Luck

Cancer and Bad Luck

It’s a question every cancer patient asks. What caused this? Did I do anything to bring this on myself? Two researchers from Johns Hopkins University have come up with a surprising answer. According to their work published in the journal Science, most cancer cases are...
Smoking and Cancer

Smoking and Cancer

The number of people who smoke has dropped dramatically in the last 50 years – at least in North America – but cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a study in the Annals of Epidemiology. Researchers from the...
Mindfulness Meditation Alleviates Stress

Mindfulness Meditation Alleviates Stress

It’s well known that mindfulness meditation can help us improve our mental and physical health.  Until now, most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy training programs. But a study  from Carnegie Mellon University is the first to show that brief...
Healthy Holiday Shopping

Healthy Holiday Shopping

We all know how hectic it can get preparing for the holiday. Here are The Ontario Kinesiology Association’s tips for healthy holiday shopping: Dress for comfort •Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move easily so you can increase your stride and heart rate....
Flu Meds and Flu Spread

Flu Meds and Flu Spread

Do you take over the counter medication to help you feel better when you get the flu? A new study from McMaster University says  that while aspirin,  and ibuprofen can ease your symptoms  by cutting your fever, these drugs may also make the bug easier to spread. And...
Benefits of Home Cooking

Benefits of Home Cooking

It’s not a huge surprise – but now a study out of Johns Hopkins confirms that people who cook at home frequently eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less. The researchers say that those who make most of their meals at home consume fewer...