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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Yoga and Brain Health

If you’re thinking about taking up yoga, there’s evidence it may have benefits beyond what you’re expecting.  A study from the University of Illinois suggests hatha yoga may also boost brain function in older adults. Researchers studied people between the ages of … read more

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All Diets Equal

Atkins? South Beach? Or how about the Flat Belly Diet? If you’re planning to shed some pounds, you can stop fussing over which diet works best, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the Harvard … read more

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How to Have Sex After a Heart Attack

How to have sex after a heart attack: Go slow, have therapy and DON’T go ‘on top’ New expert-drafted guidance has been released, urging doctors to give stroke and cardiac patients advice about how and when to have sex Guidelines … read more

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Dirty Dozen 2014

The Environmental Working Group is out with its annual “Dirty Dozen” list: a ranking of the conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that, based on an analysis of 32,000 samples tested by the USDA and the FDA, are most likely to … read more

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Nicotine Replacement Won’t Help Smokers

Here’s important information for anyone trying to quite smoking. New research suggests that nicotine patches and nicotine gum don’t help many smokers kick the habit and remain cigarette-free over the long haul, This conclusion is based on results of several … read more

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Dangers of Sitting

There’s more evidence to back up research we first told you about in 2011. It’s important for anyone with a desk job or a serious screen habit. Three years ago, scientists in Australia found people who sit for extended periods … read more

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Drinking Water and Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight, here’s an easy way to boost your results. A scientific study shows that drinking two glasses of water before each meal will make you lose more. Researchers followed two groups of obese people aged … read more

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