Massage Benefits

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 for those who do not exercise. Researchers found those...
Botox and Depression

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 making other...
Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer’s

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...
Walking or Biking to Work

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 the University of East...
The “Clean 15″ of 2014

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 types of produce that have...
Volunteering and Health

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 published over the last...