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 … 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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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 2,000 … read more

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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 … read more

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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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