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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...

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Resolutions 2015

Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Eight out of 10 Canadians, have, at least at some point. And here’s how it usually goes, by the numbers: 75% hang in for the first week, only 64% are still at it by the end of a month, and 46% stick to it for six months. Complete...

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As Old as You Feel

You’re only as old as you feel. How many times have you heard that? Well, it turns out, it may be true! A study in the Journal of The American medical Association says people who feel younger than their actual chronological age may live longer than those who feel...

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Green Christmas

If you’d like to cut down on your holiday ecological footprint, here are some tips for a Green Christmas from Seventh Generation, a manufacturer of plant-based cleansers. Save time, conserve fuel, and prevent pollution by making just one or two big shopping trips...

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Podcast Get Happier Today

Here are five things you can do today to get happier. The list comes from best-selling author Dan Buettner. His latest book “Thrive – Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way” offers lessons from the world’s happiest people. 1. Say something nice to your partner or family...

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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...

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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...

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